: We will have to wait till 2014-2015.......



BEarle
05-23-12, 07:10 PM
Any of you guys read the Cadillac news section???? Cadillac is releasing the new escalade in 2014 as a 2015 model.

MrHolland
05-23-12, 09:06 PM
Hhmmmm, another year. More time to stack my money I guess. Any leaks on how its gonna look??

fivepix
05-23-12, 10:59 PM
Contrary to perhaps popular belief, the Escalade isn’t going to be replaced by the fullsize Lambda-based crossover (below). Instead, the new third-gen fourth-gen Escalade will ride on a new platform (K2) while offering a high level of differentiation from the Chevy and GMC variants compared to the previous generations. Expect significantly improved aerodynamics and fuel economy, upgraded Magnetic Ride Control, and a much better hybrid system, with a new engine line-up mated to an eight-speed gearbox. Sources have described the cabin of the new Caddy flagship SUV as “jaw-dropping” and told us that the days of looking like an upscale Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban will come to an end with this generation. The much-loved EXT variant will be discontinued.

Source: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/05/future-cadillac-cars-suv-roadster-escalade/

MrHolland
05-23-12, 11:29 PM
All these Cadillacs set to go into production, I might have to stop eating lunch so I can have more than one!!!

GM-4-LIFE
05-23-12, 11:47 PM
That's ok. I just entered a 3 year lease on our 2012 Escalade Hybrid, so it will be perfect timing to get into a 2015 model.

bstiffmanofsteel
05-23-12, 11:56 PM
I am dying to see what the next one will look like. Maybe I'll keep my EXT as well...

felixgun
05-24-12, 12:20 AM
That's ok. I just entered a 3 year lease on our 2012 Escalade Hybrid, so it will be perfect timing to get into a 2015 model.

Nice! What's the lease note on a 2k12 esky hybrid if you don't mind me asking?

hcvone
05-24-12, 08:35 AM
I will have trouble waiting until 2013 personally, but that's just me ;)

K9Caddy
05-24-12, 08:44 AM
I have no issues waiting, probably get the second year they come out. I'm quite content with my 2009, as I hardly put any miles on it anyway. More of a garage queen with 16k miles and 16k worth of Zaino Z-8! :D

hannity
05-24-12, 09:36 AM
I am actually looking forward to seeing what it looks like. But most importantly I hope they improve the quality.

K9Caddy
05-24-12, 09:50 AM
Why do you care? You said multiple times you are done with Cadillac and love your RR. We are still curious why you are being a PITA here and not on the RR forums? In all due respect, go away. :)

hcvone
05-24-12, 10:38 AM
Why do you care? You said multiple times you are done with Cadillac and love your RR. We are still curious why you are being a PITA here and not on the RR forums? In all due respect, go away. :)

I saw a poster of Hannity at the Caddy dealership, it was on the banded from life ownership list ;)

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I have no issues waiting, probably get the second year they come out. I'm quite content with my 2009, as I hardly put any miles on it anyway. More of a garage queen with 16k miles and 16k worth of Zaino Z-8! :D

Love that stuff

Cadillac Cust Svc
05-24-12, 04:07 PM
Glad to see the excitement, everyone! As always, I'm available via private message if you'd like me to investigate any upcoming details.

Katie
Cadillac Customer Service

MrHolland
05-24-12, 05:40 PM
Hey Katie, post some of those Top Secret pics of how it will look!!! It'll be our little secret.

lee88
05-24-12, 05:42 PM
Lol !

evois
05-24-12, 11:47 PM
I'm a car enthusiast and loved the caddy first and after getting a range rover, loves them both that I currently own both. Hopefully the 2014 is not that great so I can keep my hybrid and get a Ferrari as well.;)

felixgun
05-25-12, 12:41 AM
Why do you care? You said multiple times you are done with Cadillac and love your RR. We are still curious why you are being a PITA here and not on the RR forums? In all due respect, go away. :)

x2!!!

falb
12-21-12, 12:52 PM
Mule images were leaked around late October. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/31/gms-reuss-next-cadillac-escalade-to-be-much-less-ostentatious/
Would be nice to start a new section for the fourth gen.

hollingass
12-22-12, 10:53 AM
Looks like a Ford to me, big blue oval on the grill .

lee88
12-22-12, 05:11 PM
Looks like a Ford to me, big blue oval on the grill .

That's probably a decoy oval emblem to make us think "ford"

soulsea
12-25-12, 12:01 AM
So far as I am aware all next gen GM full size SUVs are due for release in 3rd quarter 2013 as a MY2014. In fact my super secret sources hint that they will be revealed either at the upcoming Detroit or Chicago auto shows.

Further confirmation and some new details regarding their design just got released: http://blog.caranddriver.com/gm-to-further-differentiate-interiors-and-exteriors-of-redesigned-suv-family/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+caranddriver%2Fblog+%28Car+an d+Driver%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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And ...

"What’s more, both the interiors and exteriors of the next-generation 2014 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe and 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL" http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/12/gm-hints-at-heavy-differentiation-between-next-generation-full-size-suv-models/

Unless of course they decide to delay the Escalade for a year after the Tahoe/Yukon for some reason, which seems highly unlikely ... especially since:

Originally, estimates put the launch of the new full-sized SUV line somewhere in the second half of 2013, beginning with the all-new Chevy Suburban/Tahoe and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL models, with the Escalade following a few months after. This also means that GM may not officially reveal them for quite some time. http://gmauthority.com/blog/2012/12/new-gm-suv-models-on-track-for-2014-launch/

DG2
12-25-12, 01:22 AM
I'm a car enthusiast and loved the caddy first and after getting a range rover, loves them both that I currently own both. Hopefully the 2014 is not that great so I can keep my hybrid and get a Ferrari as well.;)

Ok stop showing off. Lol. More power to ya !

Knight75
01-06-13, 04:44 PM
anyone know when we get to see the caddy?

kars79
01-06-13, 10:36 PM
I don't think we are gonna see 2015 model year escalade's at the dealer till 2014 April or may.
So at least another 14-15 months.

Original production date was jan 27-2014 but since the production of the Tahoe and Yukon is getting delayed few months from November 2013 to jan-feb of 2014.
For sure they won't make escalade before Tahoe so more likely production date is march or April.

This is what it might look like with xts style grill.

soulsea
01-06-13, 10:44 PM
Original production date was jan 27-2014 but since the production of the Tahoe and Yukon is getting delayed few months from November 2013 to jan-feb of 2014.

Source?

kars79
01-06-13, 10:47 PM
Gm inside news

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http://www.freep.com/article/20121213/BUSINESS0101/121213036/mark-reuss-says-new-suvs-midsize-trucks-2014-gm

soulsea
01-06-13, 10:48 PM
Gm inside news

If you could link me to the article where it says that I'd greatly appreciate it. Everything I have read from GM related sources points to the next gen. Tahoe and Yukon being on dealer lots in the fall of this year as a MY2014.

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Thanks for the linkie.

So it's interesting ... it does indeed look like they pushed everything back a few months. I wonder why because I was under the impression that the Arlington plant's retooling was on schedule. Not sure what to make of this info.

kars79
01-06-13, 11:14 PM
Your welcome.

I think they are waiting for 8 speed transmission.

I read that it's gonna be ready first few months of the 14.

As far as weight reduction goes I had big hopes but i was told by a member at gm insidenews that weight savings would be around 200 pound or so.

I think tooling is done at Arlington but it doesn't cause problem to keep on building current truck.

Knight75
01-07-13, 03:12 AM
isn't GM showing it at some car show later this month?

kars79
01-07-13, 11:51 AM
isn't GM showing it at some car show later this month?

I think only new caddy will be plug in electric car converj at Detroit show.

Escalade probably will be at Chicago or LA.

LA is more likely.

Knight75
01-07-13, 12:57 PM
When are those shows happening ?

soulsea
01-07-13, 01:06 PM
http://www.asna-atae.com/schedule.asp#all

soulsea
01-07-13, 10:43 PM
Here's something interesting:

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4Y469Vv7C9w/UOt5pMY13EI/AAAAAAAK-V4/MiMZ_5lln_0/s1600/2014-Cadillac-Escalade-Carscoop-R1.jpg

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2013/01/future-cars-gm-upcoming-2014-cadillac.html

MrHolland
01-07-13, 10:48 PM
I would agree with interesting.

soulsea
01-07-13, 10:51 PM
I would agree with interesting.

Indeed ... I usually don't pay much attention to speculative renderings, but the carscoop guys have a pretty good track record of approximating what a vehicle will look like from an amalgamation of spy shots.

the creative rendering you see here is based on camouflaged test mules spotted along the highway wilderness. Some details are impossible to make out, but the ones that count have been captured and illustrated for you to see.

MrHolland
01-07-13, 10:55 PM
Too soon for me to commit to liking it.

soulsea
01-07-13, 11:02 PM
Too soon for me to commit to liking it.

Agreed, but at least for me, nothing is jumping out as a catastrophe.

Of course it won't look exactly like that, but there is something that makes sense about the rendering ... the design retains current elements, and incorporates well established design features present across newer Cadillac models. Essentially, it feels right ... at least it's the first rendering I have seen that is plausible and isn't a stylized dream vehicle.

I thought it was worth noting it for future reference. :)

stogeman
01-07-13, 11:09 PM
I rwally hope they keep the esv around

MrHolland
01-07-13, 11:11 PM
I absolutely agree with your assessment!!!

soulsea
01-07-13, 11:14 PM
I rwally hope they keep the esv around

Looks like they might: http://rumors.automobilemag.com/caught-2014-cadillac-escalade-continues-testing-179573.html#axzz2HLlBDZX2


I absolutely agree with your assessment!!!

http://www.puritanboard.com/images/smilies/handshake.gif

kars79
01-07-13, 11:16 PM
Agreed, but at least for me, nothing is jumping out as a catastrophe.

Of course it won't look exactly like that, but there is something that makes sense about the rendering ... the design retains current elements, and incorporates well established design features present across newer Cadillac models. Essentially, it feels right ... at least it's the first rendering I have seen that is plausible and isn't a stylized dream vehicle.

I thought it was worth noting it for future reference. :)

It looks good,
Much better then rendering I posted.
From spy shots I think it will be real close to this.
Looks great.
Thanks you.

FlipEXT
01-07-13, 11:35 PM
Not a bad looking SUV. I have enjoyed every model with the exception of this latest model. I think I prefer the current model a bit more. Maybe I will. Change my mind when I see it in person...

sdgc
01-08-13, 08:49 AM
No sir, I don't like it. Looks like a giant hearse.

FlipEXT
01-08-13, 11:40 PM
Lol. I'm trying to support the brand...

chakde
01-09-13, 02:08 AM
I agree with some of the posts above. The rendered image above is not clicking with me and prefer the current model over the new design as well. When the real deal comes out I may change my stand depending on the whole package. This feels a like a Durango sort of a look. (I know I know, my apologies for the comparison):)

When I saw our current model for the first time back in 2007, it was love at first sight.

Joeacejr
01-09-13, 01:52 PM
I'm torn. I like it but it seems like Cadillac is always two steps behind others. This reminds me of a mix between the Durango and the Infiniti QX. Of course different rims will help it's look because those are ugly IMO. Should be an interesting 14 months.

lee88
01-09-13, 06:45 PM
I don't think they are two steps behind when it comes to new models. I still don't know of a full size SUV that is 6 years old and still gets the compliments that my 08 does. When it comes to design I think they know what they are doing. JMO

MrHolland
01-09-13, 07:51 PM
^^^^Agreed

ELUSIVE
01-09-13, 08:04 PM
I don't think they are two steps behind when it comes to new models. I still don't know of a full size SUV that is 6 years old and still gets the compliments that my 08 does. When it comes to design I think they know what they are doing. JMO

Exterior, yes.
Interior , no.

I drive a 2010 Escalade ESV. One of the biggest darn vehicles on the road.
Why does my owners manual not fit in the glove box?
Why does my 6 year old not have enough leg room in the 2nd row?
Why doesn't my water bottle fit in the cup holders?
Why is my dash fake wood?
Why do I still have a Key?
I could go on an on....

I love my Escalade for the looks sheer size of it...but boy oh boy would I change some things design wise on the interior that just about all cars have. Storage compartments, roomy back rooms, streaming audio, keyless start, etc.

lee88
01-09-13, 09:17 PM
Exterior, yes.
Interior , no.

I drive a 2010 Escalade ESV. One of the biggest darn vehicles on the road.
Why does my owners manual not fit in the glove box?
Why does my 6 year old not have enough leg room in the 2nd row?
Why doesn't my water bottle fit in the cup holders?
Why is my dash fake wood?
Why do I still have a Key?
I could go on an on....

I love my Escalade for the looks sheer size of it...but boy oh boy would I change some things design wise on the interior that just about all cars have. Storage compartments, roomy back rooms, streaming audio, keyless start, etc.

That must be a big six year old! Lol
But really I have the regular size escalade and I fit fine back there. Granted I'm only 5'9" but I would like to think I'm bigger than the avg 6 year old. As far as the owners manual, I always take mine out anyways and bring it in where I can sit and read it if needed.
Water bottle? Hmm what kind are you trying to squeeze in there? I always have a bottle of water on me and have never had a problem.
I prefer not to have real wood- JMO I think it's harder to care for
Lastly my wife's CTS has keyless and I prefer the key for my Escalade. It gives it more of a "truck" feel rather than a dainty car.

My point is all of this is personal opinion. What you might see as a design flaw I see as useful.

Luckily for me the truck fits my needs perfectly. Minus the sagging pillars! Lol ;)
Don't get me wrong I feel you jmho.

ELUSIVE
01-09-13, 10:49 PM
If it means anything, my 4 year old doesn't have much room either. They both sit in Britax booster seats.
My understanding is that the 2nd row in the ESVs is small because they made room for the 3rd row. It's really pretty sad.
Our 2005 Honda Accord has SIGNIFICANTLY more leg room for the kids than our Escalade ESV. That just seems wrong to me.
I have a Nalgene water bottle.
Real wood is more durable and less scratch resistant than the stupid plastic.

I honestly probably prefer the key too...but let's be honest, that's not why the Escalade has a key. It's because of GM design.

Additionally, i'm 6'2" tall. With the seat in the lowest position, my head still brushes the ceiling quite often. I can't imagine anyone taller than myself driving an Escalade.
I just feel this truck could have been so much more if it had a better design team, particularly on the interior. The exterior is absolutely beautiful!!!

my $0.02.

BlownEscalade
01-10-13, 08:23 AM
I have a kid in the back and plenty of room. Last year I did a road trip from Edmonton, Alberta to San Diego and sat in the rear 1/2 the time and had no problem with room. Don't know how tall you kids booster seat is? As for the cup holders.... my cups fit nice and snug. I'd rather that then having my cup bounce around as I drive. It's really hard for them to make a cup holder that would make everybody happy as cups and bottles come in many different shapes and sizes.

ELUSIVE
01-10-13, 11:29 AM
I have a kid in the back and plenty of room

Do you have an ESV?


It's really hard for them to make a cup holder that would make everybody happy as cups and bottles come in many different shapes and sizes.

I disagree. My 2001 Ford Expedition solved the problem. It has a very large cupholder, with a nice rubber insert that reduces the size for smaller bottles/cans. It's easy and works perfectly. I leave the insert in for most of the time and during the times when I need to store something with a larger diameter, I just pull it out. If Ford could do it in 2001, then GM certainly could be smarter about it in 2007-2013. Just my opinion.

K9Caddy
01-10-13, 11:35 AM
I agree with ELUSIVE. The second row has very limited leg room. Actually, I think i'm in the EXACT same setup as you! I have a 4 and a 6 yr old in Britax booster seats, and it is VERY tight for them unless I sit "indian style" in the front seat!

lee88
01-10-13, 01:27 PM
I just find that hard to believe,

soulsea
01-10-13, 02:51 PM
SUVs, by their nature have a lot more limited leg room than sedans, due to a lot more verticality in their interior design ... the metaphor of how the seat is placed relative to the floor, is SUV seating is more like a bar stool whereas sedan seating is more like chair. That's why these trucks have very little leg room in front relative to their overall size. The ATS I'm renting right now has more front legroom (in terms of length) than my Escalade ... of course it doesn't help that on the front pass side there's that huge square box hanging under the glove box. What the heck is that thing anyway?

The rear seat issue is probably a different one, likely the result of evolving design rather than a needed complete redesign. One that would include front seatback thickness, smaller engine bay pushing the firewall forward, sliding 2nd row and 3rd row seats, that way interior space is maximized and each vehicle's interior spacing can be optimized/customized for each individual owner's needs.

I'm hoping that these element have been addressed in the new design, they already addressed the 2nd row windows being able to go all the way down, so I'm hoping they have also paid attention to space maximization.

We'll see ...

K9Caddy
01-10-13, 04:40 PM
I just find that hard to believe,

You're right, I'm lying.:bigroll: Have you sat in the second row?? Go see for yourself, unless you are vertically challenged.

ErikU19
01-10-13, 08:21 PM
looks ok. I'll have to see it in person. The current design with the 22" wheels is gorgeous IMO

ELUSIVE
01-10-13, 08:22 PM
I just find that hard to believe,

Well here is the proof:
This is the front seat where it is when I drive it. As I mentioned I am 6'2".
Not a big space between the back of the seat and the 2nd row.

102231

lee88
01-10-13, 09:07 PM
Looks like plenty of room to me. However I forget that I am of average weight and most of America is not ;)

ELUSIVE
01-10-13, 09:12 PM
I'm 6'2", 190 pounds and athletic.
There is no reason why the biggest SUV on the market should have this little amount of 2nd row seat room!!!
I suppose if you are Napoleon, then you don't have to worry about that. :D

soulsea
01-10-13, 09:17 PM
I'm 6'2", 190 pounds and athletic.

It says here you also like sunset beach walks, south african wines, and post war italian neo-realist films.

Not really relevant to the topic but interesting nonetheless. :thumbsup:

sdgc
01-10-13, 09:20 PM
I'm 5'8 out of shape and currently sweating... do you want to get together?

ELUSIVE
01-10-13, 09:45 PM
It says here you also like sunset beach walks, south african wines, and post war italian neo-realist films.

Not really relevant to the topic but interesting nonetheless. :thumbsup:

The power of the internet. Amazing. :D

lee88
01-10-13, 10:04 PM
Funny how some people get so offended when others don't agree with their petty complaints.
Boo hoo my 6 year old doesn't have enough leg room. And anyone who doesn't agree with their post automatically gets ridiculed.

I'm 5'9 185 and I fit fine. Bunch of cry babies! Bahaha :)

BEarle
01-10-13, 10:16 PM
I'm 5'8 out of shape and currently sweating... do you want to get together?

Haha!

Joeacejr
01-11-13, 10:38 AM
I don't think they are two steps behind when it comes to new models. I still don't know of a full size SUV that is 6 years old and still gets the compliments that my 08 does. When it comes to design I think they know what they are doing. JMO

XTS, although a pretty car, was cited by several magazines as trying to copy Lincoln MKS with its body lines. ATS looks good but doesn't look like anything too special. The Escalade is beautiful. My 02 EXT gets looks all the time. The 07-13 is one of my all time favorite SUV's, period. But overall Cadillac design just seems to be lacking and uninspired. I hate saying this because i am one hell of a Cadillac enthusiast but it's true.

mycross3
01-12-13, 02:54 AM
Picture of new escalade
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/603059_10151348397700859_814014685_n.jpg

stogeman
01-12-13, 07:01 AM
Picture of new escalade
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/603059_10151348397700859_814014685_n.jpg

I think im gonna pass on this truck

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Your pic is a digital mockup

DG2
01-12-13, 08:27 AM
It's camouflaged for a reason everyone. Lol. Don't judge the new Escalade from those heavily camouflaged pics. I am sure once we all see the finished product we will need the "drool buckets" ! :)

mycross3
01-12-13, 12:38 PM
Stogmen..... this pic is from Massey Cadillac's Facebook page, their advertising this pic as the new 14 escalade.

stogeman
01-12-13, 01:22 PM
Sorry I googled and found an article that stated the pics a rendering from the spy photos maybe im wrong

soulsea
02-05-13, 10:59 PM
Just released:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d-MqMbI5I4&feature=player_embedded

sdgc
02-05-13, 11:06 PM
god i want to see this thing! driving me nuts!

MRANT212
02-05-13, 11:33 PM
Interesting video...can't wait to see it uncovered. That was the shorty version. I'm looking to get the ESV version when it comes out.

MrHolland
02-05-13, 11:44 PM
I DO TOO!!!!! Cmon Cadillac, just a little peek,,,,we wont tell....

soulsea
02-11-13, 09:18 AM
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/02/all-new-2014-cadillac-escalade-said-to-debut-this-fall/
http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/new-cts-escalade-coming-year-cadillac-exec-says

Butler also says a refreshed ’14 Escalade SUV will arrive in the fall but does not give a specific timeline.

SpyShops NY
02-12-13, 12:32 AM
More like 2016 bc you never buy the first year like 2007 those had problems. I heard they will want 90k for them I guess I am going to have to go with the GL or Range. I had escalades since 1999 but I wont pay 90k to much and in 2016-2017 u can buy one with 5k miles for 60k

soulsea
03-01-13, 03:57 PM
Something's happening ....

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/03/gm-ships-stamping-equipment-for-next-gen-full-size-suvs-to-arlington-texas/

BEarle
03-13-13, 11:20 PM
Talked to my salesman today while getting my truck serviced. I guess he was in California for a convention a few weeks back and they gave them a look at the new escalade. He told me he was NOT IMPRESSED! And disappointed. I asked why and he said you will see. I hope he's wrong....

hannity
03-14-13, 01:17 AM
Talked to my salesman today while getting my truck serviced. I guess he was in California for a convention a few weeks back and they gave them a look at the new escalade. He told me he was NOT IMPRESSED! And disappointed. I asked why and he said you will see. I hope he's wrong....

wow :(

BEarle
03-14-13, 05:02 PM
He could be wrong but I don't think he would lie because he knows that I will probably buy a new escalade and he would want the sale since I bought 2 caddies off of him.

soulsea
03-14-13, 05:11 PM
He could be trying to impress you with the idea that he somehow has special access. I know folks that work at GM engineering that work on the development of these trucks, and up until very recently it was a fireable offense just lifting the cover on a 2014 Tahoe on any other segment of the car other that the one each engineer is working on. I haven't spoken to him in a month or so but it is incredibly unlikely that anyone at the dealer level has had any more glimpses of what's to come in regards to the 14 full size SUVs that the general public. Usually I have to show spy shots of upcoming vehicles to the guys at the dealership, they tend to be less clued in than even us. :)

hannity
03-14-13, 05:24 PM
He could be wrong but I don't think he would lie because he knows that I will probably buy a new escalade and he would want the sale since I bought 2 caddies off of him.

Ah I see. Thanks.

robs07esv
03-14-13, 06:03 PM
I agree with soulsea. He is trying to impress you and there is no way he saw anything related to the Escalade. My partner is an engineer at GM and is working on the new Escalade and hasn't seen one yet. It is a fireable offense to say anything about the vehicle. So as for seeing pictures of it....no way. GM will not let the "cat out of the bag" on this one till they are good and ready. All I hear is how much I'm going to want one!!! LOL!!

RippyPartsDept
03-14-13, 06:13 PM
dealers do get to send a couple people to the internal unveiling events ... kind of a first look and what to expect for dealer principals, sales managers, etc

sales guy could be trying to impress you also ... the spy shots i've seen most recently don't really seem to have anything bad to look forward to?

sdgc
03-14-13, 06:57 PM
I obviously havent seen one, but I have a feeling that this new Escalade will be a game changer.. for the better... there is no way they can be that arrogant to offer less than some of the competition that gives you more for less cash already... depending what you are looking for OTHER THAN tow and ride quality (those are the tops on the esky for me). The quality will have to come up and the razzle-dazzle needs to be implemented on the inside. I am guessing that there will not be the "Platinum" anymore.. just the Escalade as an ESV and loaded to the max.. From what I have read (mostly from internet rumor albeit), the base Escalade (non ESV) will; be replaced with a new crossover type utility... and the Esky will be maxed out as an ESV only.

Either way, I won't buy version 1...

BEarle
03-14-13, 08:45 PM
I understand what everyone is saying, he told me the guy who leaked the picture of the new CTS was fired. He is one or the top salesmen in the country, he has a GM gold ring that GM presented to him for being one of the top sales figures in the country. If any celebrity visits the area he's the go to guy for cars, he does a lot of business with Dwayne "the rock" Johnson.
So I can see GM giving him a small preview of what the escalade will be like.

soulsea
03-14-13, 09:02 PM
From what I have read (mostly from internet rumor albeit), the base Escalade (non ESV) will; be replaced with a new crossover type utility... and the Esky will be maxed out as an ESV only.

The wheelbases will remain as they are with a SWB regular Escalade/Tahoe/Yukon and a LWB ESV/XL/Suburban. There are already plenty a spy shoots documenting the pending release of both wheelbase variations. That whole 'smaller crossover Lambda platform Escalade ' rumor is years old and it stems from a time before GM committed to keeping the full size SUV line, a time when everyone was flipping out with $5 regular and SUV sales plummeted. Since then GM decided to keep this class of vehicles thus they will be released in both wheelbase variants the same way they exist today.

SpyShops NY
03-14-13, 10:47 PM
I am glad that they are taking there time, I just fixed up my truck because I know its going to be 3 years before I get one. I been driving escalades since I was 20. 1999 Sand Stone, 2003 ESV, 2008 Escalade Sport. My favorite was the 2003 the most comfortable. I think if I change my rims to the 18" it would be comfortable but I loose the look. I will drive Escalades all my life my main vehicle.

BEarle
03-15-13, 12:30 AM
I am glad that they are taking there time, I just fixed up my truck because I know its going to be 3 years before I get one. I been driving escalades since I was 20. 1999 Sand Stone, 2003 ESV, 2008 Escalade Sport. My favorite was the 2003 the most comfortable. I think if I change my rims to the 18" it would be comfortable but I loose the look. I will drive Escalades all my life my main vehicle.

I highly agree with you, the second generation is the most comfortable...the seats were like lazy boys. I will probably drive escalades forever too they're everything I want in a vehicle....

sdgc
03-15-13, 12:02 PM
The wheelbases will remain as they are with a SWB regular Escalade/Tahoe/Yukon and a LWB ESV/XL/Suburban. There are already plenty a spy shoots documenting the pending release of both wheelbase variations. .

I have actually only seen the bigger one... is there a link to the regular wheelbase? Would like if they do, as I like the regular size and have no need for the ESV.

soulsea
03-15-13, 12:09 PM
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/2014-chevrolet-tahoe-gmc-yukon-spy-photos-news

One of the key things to pick up here is the new fixed window sail in the 2nd row finally allowing for the second row windows to go all the way down.

sdgc
03-15-13, 12:16 PM
Yeah, I never noticed until about a couple months after when we had adults int he back.. though the window was jammed for a brief second. Haha... but i like the cleaner look without the fixed window on the back door. Just jittering waiting on this!

blackex
03-15-13, 01:14 PM
I don't know why but that looks like a new ford expedition model or maybe a chrysler SUV. Just looking at the front grill and the emblem also doesn't really scream a tahoe/gmc or cadillac.

SpyShops NY
03-16-13, 11:03 PM
I put solseas truck as my wallpaper

soulsea
03-16-13, 11:15 PM
Thanks, that's very flattering. :)

kars79
03-17-13, 01:12 AM
Led lights looking good.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-videos/spy-videos/2014-cadillac-escalade-spy-video.html

falb
03-20-13, 07:23 PM
I'm ready to see this beast in the flesh.

hannity
03-24-13, 03:30 AM
Talked to my salesman today while getting my truck serviced. I guess he was in California for a convention a few weeks back and they gave them a look at the new escalade. He told me he was NOT IMPRESSED! And disappointed. I asked why and he said you will see. I hope he's wrong....

I think I know why. I saw this a while ago. Even though this is a Tahoe, it will share the same body with the Yukon and escalade. It looks like the spy photos that we have been seeing. It's a rendering but it is kind of ugly. The current model is gorgeous looking compared to this.

*side note* looks like gm may be buying Lexani or getting into the custom rim business. If you look at the wheel wells it looks like they designed it with the thought of owners putting 26 or 30 inch rims on it.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/next-gen-2014-chevrolet-tahoe-rendering-53488.html


http://img152.imagevenue.com/loc39/th_105831421_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_tahoe_renderi ng_1_122_39lo.jpg (http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=105831421_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_ta hoe_rendering_1_122_39lo.jpg) http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc41/th_105832181_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_tahoe_renderi ng_2_122_41lo.jpg (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=105832181_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_ta hoe_rendering_2_122_41lo.jpg)

soulsea
03-24-13, 11:20 AM
I think I know why. I saw this a while ago. Even though this is a Tahoe, it will share the same body with the Yukon and escalade. It looks like the spy photos that we have been seeing. It's a rendering but it is kind of ugly. The current model is gorgeous looking compared to this.

*side note* looks like gm may be buying Lexani or getting into the custom rim business. If you look at the wheel wells it looks like they designed it with the thought of owners putting 26 or 30 inch rims on it.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/next-gen-2014-chevrolet-tahoe-rendering-53488.html


http://img152.imagevenue.com/loc39/th_105831421_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_tahoe_renderi ng_1_122_39lo.jpg (http://img152.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=105831421_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_ta hoe_rendering_1_122_39lo.jpg) http://img190.imagevenue.com/loc41/th_105832181_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_tahoe_renderi ng_2_122_41lo.jpg (http://img190.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=105832181_next_gen_2014_chevrolet_ta hoe_rendering_2_122_41lo.jpg)

sigh ... http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-escalade-ext-esv-forum-2007/282042-new-2014-2015-tahoe-real-picture.html

MrHolland
03-24-13, 11:25 AM
Thank you!!! That gentleman is a former Escalade owner that only returns to stir the pot......

kars79
03-24-13, 01:57 PM
I think I know why. I saw this a while ago. Even though this is a Tahoe, it will share the same body with the Yukon and escalade. It looks like the spy photos that we have been seeing. It's a rendering but it is kind of ugly. The current model is gorgeous looking compared to this.

*side note* looks like gm may be buying Lexani or getting into the custom rim business. If you look at the wheel wells it looks like they designed it with the thought of owners putting 26 or 30 inch rims on it.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/next-gen-2014-chevrolet-tahoe-rendering-53488.html

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There is no way this is 2015 Tahoe.
I have talked to Chevy dealer owner here in Tulsa and he said Tahoe looks great( he saw it in Vegas back in sep 2012) and it's different from silverado.
Rendering here is just a silverado in SUV form.
You can check the covered spy shots of the silverado and Tahoe,
You can tell the difference clearly.

As far as escalade goes,
I think it's gonna be pretty good,
I don't expect much change from current premium/platinum editions.
Probably little more hp around 460,
8 speed auto,200 pounds weight loss(was expecting 500 pounds or so).
That's about it.
As far as cue goes its very distracting and not user friendly.
I hope they will do something about it.

I think Hannity loves Cadillac and would be one of the first costumer on 2015 escalade.


Also check this link on 2014 cts,
This should give us clues on what 2015 escalade might look like

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f15/2014-cadillac-cts-first-official-photos-117238/

hannity
03-24-13, 03:12 PM
There is no way this is 2015 Tahoe.
I have talked to Chevy dealer owner here in Tulsa and he said Tahoe looks great( he saw it in Vegas back in sep 2012) and it's different from silverado.
Rendering here is just a silverado in SUV form.
You can check the covered spy shots of the silverado and Tahoe,
You can tell the difference clearly.

As far as escalade goes,
I think it's gonna be pretty good,
I don't expect much change from current premium/platinum editions.
Probably little more hp around 460,
8 speed auto,200 pounds weight loss(was expecting 500 pounds or so).
That's about it.
As far as cue goes its very distracting and not user friendly.
I hope they will do something about it.

I think Hannity loves Cadillac and would be one of the first costumer on 2015 escalade.


Also check this link on 2014 cts,
This should give us clues on what 2015 escalade might look like

http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/f15/2014-cadillac-cts-first-official-photos-117238/

You could be right, because when I saw it the first thing that popped in my mind is a that it looks like a siverado. I really hope it doesn't resemble that, but the camo spy shots almost like it. But we will see, oh and I'm not in the market for a new vehicle any time soon. I'm a person that buys a car and I try to hold on to it and pamper it for 10 years or more. I've been around custom cars from my youth up until college so I have in my brain "Take care of your car, hold on to it, cherish it." In return if it's a show car it will win you trophies, or if it's a daily driver it will be reliable. I'm kind of a car fanatic, I basically have interest in all cars. Even the Ferrari's and A8's that I cannot afford. Only cars that I really don't even pay attention to are Buggati's. BTW thanks for the link.

Bigplay
03-29-13, 10:25 PM
We will see I guess @ the LA auto show were the current model was unveiled in 06. It looks like Cadillac is taking the next gen styling cues from the ciel concept car. Just like the current gen did with the sixteen. Look at the new cts it did.

soulsea
04-17-13, 11:00 PM
http://allpoetry.com/s/images/smile/whistle.gif

http://www.carscoops.com/2013/04/exclusive-2014-cadillac-escalade-here.html

kars79
04-18-13, 01:44 AM
From what I have learned from my source,

This info is accurate,


Also No more chrome,
Instead of chrome brushed aluminum will takeover.
Interior will be more upscale with lots of different color options,
Power 3rd row seats but my source said not sure about fold flat,
(If it's not fold flat I don't think it would be powered jmo )
Interior looks like the one in xts,new cts with cue not much different.
No words on Powertrain.
6.2 with 8 speed transmission is likely.

BEarle
04-19-13, 04:37 PM
My sales guy told me its expected to be on sale late 2014 as a 15 model. They are doing like they did in the first generation. They skipped 2001 and released a 2002.

evois
04-21-13, 12:05 AM
it will not be available until 2015 according to my premium dealer.

soulsea
04-23-13, 08:35 PM
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/04/cadillac-dealers-meeting-in-las-vegas-outlined-all-new-escalade-ats-coupe/

LowNslow
04-26-13, 03:23 PM
Found this pic today, sorry if its been posted already..but could this be???

107240

kars79
04-26-13, 03:28 PM
Found this pic today, sorry if its been posted already..but could this be???

<img src="http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107240"/>

This is a concept from 2009
Old one
I seen this picture 3 years ago.


This is the headlight of 2015 escalade

PC12
05-04-13, 11:34 AM
That is a sad deal, I know a ton of people that have been driving this platform since 2006 including myself and have moved on to land rover, MB etc as they have had a couple of these SUV and they have not even updated a light bulb, first time in the history of GM were a platform was run that long without a miner 2 year upgrade. Sad really to see them loose those customers that will probably never come back.

tmclaug1
05-06-13, 08:21 AM
That is a sad deal, I know a ton of people that have been driving this platform since 2006 including myself and have moved on to land rover, MB etc as they have had a couple of these SUV and they have not even updated a light bulb, first time in the history of GM were a platform was run that long without a miner 2 year upgrade. Sad really to see them loose those customers that will probably never come back.

I guess that I am one of those who left because when I was looking for something new the replace my 2008 it just was not there. I was loyal to the brand, had a good dealer but when the time came I was just looking at a 2008 that said 20xx next was the same. I am hoping for some big changes so that I can go back, I had no problems with my last Escalade but why would I buy the same thing again, just to have less ?

MrHolland
05-06-13, 09:28 AM
What did you replace it with??

tmclaug1
05-06-13, 03:31 PM
2012 Jeep GC Overland Summit, it does ok ...

falb
05-06-13, 07:03 PM
Latest I heard is that they will begin taking orders in Q1 2014 with deliveries in late 2014 or 2015 as a 2015 model. They will have a platinum from the get go. I have a 2010 platinum and will be more than ready for a 2015. est. $90K on platinum esv The headlight looks good.

sdgc
05-08-13, 03:19 PM
I love my 2012, but am really curious on the Platinum when it comes out... probably won't pull the plug on it first model year, but want to see if they widened the platinum/base gap even more. I think 07-12 the gap wasn't big enopugh, hence I went with the Ultra Lux vs Platinum..... if there was an engine upgrade then for sure I would have gone for it.

tmclaug1
05-09-13, 08:07 AM
What did you replace it with??


2012 Jeep GC Overland Summit, it does ok ...

I would and will go back if the 2015 is improved over the 07+ I do miss the Esclade and the Jeep is a much samller vehicle.

soulsea
05-13-13, 04:15 PM
http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130513/OEM04/305139954/gm-delayed-suv-rollouts-to-focus-on-pickups#axzz2TCZA51ka

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s444/soulsea1/Random/4536994_713312a9af55183d994d595b31fc12da_zps872d2a 92.gif

RippyPartsDept
05-13-13, 04:52 PM
i'd rather they get it right than rush it to market

although i do understand your (and homer's) frustration

MrHolland
05-14-13, 12:53 AM
As much as I hate to wait, gotta agree with ^^Chris @ Rippy.

soulsea
05-15-13, 03:58 PM
A whole bunch of new spy pics and video: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/15/next-gen-gm-suvs-caught-wearing-new-boxy-bodies-w-video/

soulsea
05-19-13, 07:03 PM
Well it looks official, the whole thing has been delayed by a year: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/05/2014-cadillac-escalade-escalade-esv-get-minor-changes-for-last-gmt900-model-year-rpo-central/

Sigh.

MrHolland
05-19-13, 08:12 PM
That sucks!!! Guess I'll have to rename my sub-sections since they're no longer accurate......

soulsea
05-19-13, 08:49 PM
Hey, imagine you have a blog like gmauthority or any other type of publication ... you have to go back and rename all you spy shot posts, all your references and cross-links, huge pita.

You got it easy. :)

MrHolland
05-19-13, 10:29 PM
I like easy!!

DG2
05-27-13, 11:42 PM
i'd rather they get it right than rush it to market

although i do understand your (and homer's) frustration

Totally agree and it will be worth the wait. Also, Escalade owners should be very pleased that Cadillac hasn't changed the Escalade in a while as that is good fir the resale value. Look at Porsche or Corvette. Design a awesome car and they stick with it fir a long time.

soulsea
06-18-13, 02:41 PM
Its official, Spring 14 launch:

http://gmauthority.com/blog/2013/06/next-gen-2015-cadillac-escalade-confirmed-to-launch-spring-2014/

MrHolland
06-18-13, 10:28 PM
Wooohooo!!!! Can't wait to see it!!

falb
06-22-13, 04:02 AM
Can't wait to see the pix. I have a feeling it is going to be one big dominating beast with all the comforts of home.

falb
06-22-13, 07:30 PM
Latest update I heard is orders can go in December with February/march 2014 delivery for my 2015.

soulsea
08-07-13, 10:28 PM
In related news: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/07/gm-unveil-new-suvs-state-fair-of-texas/

soulsea
08-08-13, 12:06 AM
Btw, if you go to the cadillac website, there's a link to enter your email to receive official 2015 Escalade updates.

The hyperlink is over this mysterious pic of what I'm guessing is either a door or liftgate molding:

http://www.cadillac.com/assets/en/images/open/future/promos/handraiser_masthead_2015_allnew-escalade-suv.jpg

BEarle
08-08-13, 10:59 AM
I talked to my sales guy, he said that its going to go live October 6th or 7th. He has seen it already and he said its ok and he wasn't too impressed. He said that it won't go on sale in spring he said its going to be like June-July.

sdgc
08-08-13, 01:51 PM
from the spy photos it looks like the exterior wont be too amazing for MY taste, but we will have to wait and see... I am sure the interior is going to be gorgeous.. the new caddy vehicles currently look pretty good in my opinion.

BEarle
08-08-13, 10:39 PM
The spy photos look good but its kinda boxy looking not sleek and it still has that use fender gap. SUVs like range rover and mb GL don't have that huge gap. I thought they would get rid of that.

soulsea
08-08-13, 11:26 PM
Btw, I love this accidental pic of a LWB OBS behind a LWB NNNBS:

http://i1052.photobucket.com/albums/s444/soulsea1/Random/ScreenShot2013-08-08at102041PM_zps246d9372.png

evois
08-09-13, 08:54 AM
the current escalade hit it on the mark with the oem wheels non-platinum. I hope they redesign that wheel as it looks plain. waiting for a clearer spyshot as I am in the market for another SUV.

BEarle
08-09-13, 12:18 PM
I love this truck and will buy another one. But idk if I can justify paying the jacked up price on it. Someone said on here everything model is going up $5k so if I buy a luxury it will be almost $80k! I mean I have a premium I bought in 2010 brand new in the high $60ks after the incentives.

sdgc
08-09-13, 11:38 PM
in my opinion, they should keep the base at the same pricepoint, UNLESSS there is a crap load of new ammenities onthe inside... there are too many 90-100$k vehicles out there that outshine the Escalade for features...

kars79
08-10-13, 12:53 AM
I don't think price will go up that much,
Maybe $2-3k at the most

We will have better picture when they reveal the pricing on new Tahoe and Yukon compare to gmt 900's.

I'm sure platinum models will top 85-87k range but it probably won't come out at least a year or so after the next model

DG2
08-12-13, 12:04 AM
It's really difficult to get a real idea of how the new Escalade will look but I do think it will be stunning. The exterior of the current generation still looks beautiful and I still get tons of compliments on mine. I agree they the interior will be off the charts. I do think the price point will start at $5 k more.