Although some rumors said that production of Escalade EXT came to an end, latest reports deny that. New truck should come redesigned, and development of it is in final stage. However, dropping this vehicle out of production surprised all their fans, but looks like that company decided to give it another run. Now, we will see it as 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT. Of course there is no exact date of release yet, but we will expect it late in 2016.
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT styling
Cadillac decided to refresh its truck to be compatible with other rivals in same class. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT suffered some changes and now it is more attractive, having sportier look. This pickup can take up to 5 passengers, and overall dimensions of the truck remained the same as its predecessor. Cabin is going to be loaded with many features, from safety, infotainment, to tiny details which are there to make your ride more comfortable. Truck uses same platform as its predecessor, so many things are carried over. That means no radical changes are planned, but there will be some pretty stuff added.
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT drivetrain
Full-size truck is going to seek for huge engine and power. These could be provided from 6.2-l V8 unit. For 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT, this engine gets active energy management feature. It won’t save a lot fuel, but any improvement is acceptable. However, 14 mpg in the city says that new pickup is thirsty for gasoline. Situation is slightly better on the highway with 18 mpg rate. Total output from 6.2-l V8 beast is 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. Other possible option for 2016 Escalade EXT is hybrid, with 6.0-l V8 petrol powerplant, which is capable to deliver 332 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is increased comparing to regular model, but official numbers are unknown yet.
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT release date and price
Some reports say that production of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT is about to be started, but since some leaked information reports truck is coming at the end of 2016, it could be too early. Price is somehow more predictable, and we guess that range for base models will be somewhere between $65,000 and $67,000.