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I just got my copy of this weeks Automotive News. On the inside cover, there is a full page ad from GM every week. A different GM department head writes about what they're doing. This week, it's Jim Taylor of Cadillac. The meat of the text is about the general rebirth at Cadillac since the Evoq concept in '99 and all the production vehicles since. But in the last paragraph, he writes that "phase two" of Cadillacs renaissance will begin "with the reveal of the iconic new 2007 Escalade next month". He also writes that it is "scheduled to to appear in dealerships next spring".
 

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Finished talking to a customer care rep from Cadillac.com. Told me that she has not seen the '07 Escalades yet (maybe next month), but rumors there is that it will look totally different than the '02-'06 models. :bonkers:

I was planning to purchase a '04 or '05 Escalade by December. If the '07 looks good, I might decide to wait until Spring (new) or Fall (used). :banghead:
 

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Sadly I lost the link... but I saw a new picture of the 07 rear, uncovered, and back left side. It looked kinda bleh, but I'm not sure couldn't see the front... Also say the 07 tahoe front, which was hideous
 

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Sadly I lost the link... but I saw a new picture of the 07 rear, uncovered, and back left side. It looked kinda bleh, but I'm not sure couldn't see the front... Also say the 07 tahoe front, which was hideous
I agree... unless the 07 grill looks way different that the Tahoe I will not be interested.
 

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Can someone post the link for the '07 Tahoe photos, please.

Can't recall which magazine (doctor's office). I saw an article saying that GM will be putting Hybrid engines on their full-size SUV's. Do you think the '07 Escalades will have that option? :confused:

The photo of the back of the '07 Escalade looks more slimmed down compared to the current models. The windows looks a little shorter (length) also. Nice rear :eyebrow: bumper.
 

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Can't recall which magazine (doctor's office). I saw an article saying that GM will be putting Hybrid engines on their full-size SUV's. Do you think the '07 Escalades will have that option? :confused:
I'm not sure about a Hybrid, but the '07 Escalades are going to have the "Displacement on Demand". I think there was a link posted on here to the article. They're saying 28mpg on the highway and 20 around town with it.
 

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I'm not sure about a Hybrid, but the '07 Escalades are going to have the "Displacement on Demand". I think there was a link posted on here to the article. They're saying 28mpg on the highway and 20 around town with it.

GM and DaimlerChrysler have co-developed a great new hybrid system. Instead of individual electric motors at each wheel, like the Toyota system, there will be 2 powerful electric motors within the transmission. These motors would then drive all wheels simultaneaously. This reduces complexity and eases production issues (fewer extra bits to install on the line). A Displacement-on-Demand system is, I believe, going into production with these '07 models. The hybrids will appear in calendar 2007, probably as 2008 models. The combination should yield very good results. The DOD system working the best at highway speeds, and the hybrid system that gives all of its benefits at 0-40 MPH. I like to think that both DCX and GM are planning full-hybrid cars as well.
 

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I'm concerned that the 07 Yukon Denali would be the next Escalade. The roof rack, the shifter looks like it came out from the present-generation Escalades.
 

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my 05 is going to become totally worthless when these 07 models with 20mpg city come out

So when does an 07 truck come out? The spring of 2006?
 

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I should get rid of my 05 now, because when a 20 mpg city escalade is released, my escalade is essentially going to be worthless.
 

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Cadillac Escalade design

The iconic design cues that made the Escalade a cultural phenomenon are enhanced with the 2007 model – cues that established a new design language for all Cadillac vehicles. The ’07 model also incorporates elements introduced on the landmark Sixteen concept vehicle. These elements include vertical headlamp housing with HID tri-segment lighting elements and new, stylish front fender vents.

Escalade features a more prominent Cadillac wreath-and-crest emblem in the center of the traditional shield-shaped grille. It is confidently scaled to the proportions of the bold front end styling. The grille surface is predominantly chrome, with painted elements that add texture and visual depth. It is inset with compartmentalized groups of jewel-like vents and a detailed chrome-trim liner that has a textured screen with bright edges and black sides. The overall look is more detailed, enhancing Escalade’s luxury aura.

Escalade’s new, larger HID headlamps further the vertical-design theme established by the previous-generation model, but are more prominent and feature three distinct elements. The lamps’ interior parabolas are highly reflective and contribute to the jeweled looked when viewed through the crystal-clear lenses. The Cadillac logo is etched into the bulb shields, which contain new HID lighting elements.

The Escalade has a unique, wraparound front fascia that creates a seamless appearance. The lower portion of the fascia incorporates recessed, integrated tow hooks, owing to the Escalade’s primary mission as a capable full-size SUV. In true Escalade fashion, the tow hook openings make a stylish design statement.

The new front fascia flows smoothly into the front fenders, which are distinguished with Escalade-exclusive front fender vents. The vents, located at the top-rear corner of the fenders deliver a detailed appearance, with three sections set off by a chrome top bar and chrome surround trim. The vents add visual distinction to the Escalade lineup and are sure to become signature hallmarks, like the vertical headlamps and prominent wreath-and-crest grille emblem.

As with the front end, Escalade models have a specific wraparound rear fascia. The license plate holder is integrated into the liftgate and a prominent wreath-and-crest emblem is mounted above it. The fascia also incorporates sensors for the standard Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist feature, as well as the standard trailer hitch platform. The platform is covered to maintain Escalade’s tailored appearance, but is easily removable.

Escalade’s vertical lighting theme also is carried to the rear of the vehicle, with two arrays of elegant LED-lit taillamps. The lamps feature indirect optics and numerous sources of illumination per unit, which provides a broader, more even lighting display and eliminates the “pinpoints of light” normally associated with LEDs.

As part of its bold, powerful appearance, Escalade offers optional 22-inch wheels and tires – the largest factory-installed wheels in the full-size segment. All Escalade models – including those equipped with the standard 18-inch wheels and tires – feature a unique seven-spoke wheel design.
 

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If you look to the far right of the "rear pic" of the 07 Lade.... I think you can see a side profile of the front of a second Escalade... ????
 
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