2012 Cadillac Escalade???



Not sure at all if these are real or not.
But they do look pretty realistic.
Showing a next Escalade obviously sharing a lot with the Buick enclave and Chevrolet Traverse.
That would mean a 3.6 Liter V6 instead of a big V8, and a more car like behavior.

But it also seems too.. quiet, or tasteful, to be an Escalade…

Again, it does look pretty real though.
What do you think?

Conversation 21 comments

  1. Vince, IndideLine did these renderings to accompany an article that speculated a lambda-based escalade.

  2. I rather wait for the next Explorer or the Lincoln version. Screw this. It reminds me of a cloned Saturn Outlook.

  3. It doesn't look realistic at all, come on Vince.

    It's clearly a photochop using the Saturn Outlook as a base.

  4. It's what got GM in trouble to begin with — rebadging. Sears does it too with refrigerators and washers and dryers, and that's what these kinds of vehicles represent — merely appliances.

  5. I don't think it is real. The profile looks to close to the Acadia. And those rims are off of an SRX. I had read from a few sources that they are keeping the Escalade on the Tahoe platform and the SUV based off this platform will have a different name. This look good but they is no "wow" factor.

  6. Vince,

    Not an Escalade. I read somewhere that Caddilac was going to add a 7 passenger vehicle based on the Enclave, Traverse, Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia. So much for badge engineering across the remaining GM Divisions… all will have this now

    Dave in Follansbee, West Virginia

  7. Vince,

    Not an Escalade. I read somewhere that Caddilac was going to add a 7 passenger vehicle based on the Enclave, Traverse, Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia. So much for badge engineering across the remaining GM Divisions… all will have this now

    Dave in Follansbee, West Virginia

  8. Looks too small for an Escalade. The GMC wheelwells suggest this is an inaccurate photoshop. Too rounded-ugly-Mercedes-like to be the next Escalade. Mabey good enough for a 50k Lexus or Mercedes; but hardly a sucessor to the $85k Escalade Platinum.

  9. Very nice, but what would this be, 5 vehicles built on the same platform and pretty much looking alike? The Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali and now the Cadillac Escalade. This version would make better sense if GM had killed GMC and the Cadillac is available in AWD only and with an Cadillac exclusive V8 model. Nice to see GM took all that bail-out money and is back to doing what got them in trouble in the first place.

  10. I don't know about this Vince. This rebadge engineering is what got them in trouble in the first place. This looks too much like the Acadia/Traverse/Enclave. Come on, that's three models already. Cadillac should've down something a little more masculine with the shell of the car, if they're using the same chassis. i just don't get it, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and even Hyundai do a better job of really changing up designs on cars that share the same underpinnings. When will GM learn? Just like, I think that small Buick will be a flop. An upscale Cruze is all it is.

  11. Vince, someone chopped Cadillac bits (I'm assuming from the SRX) onto an Acadia. This is not what the Lambda based Cadillac CUV will look like.

  12. "Anonymous said…
    Looks too small for an Escalade. The GMC wheelwells suggest this is an inaccurate photoshop. Too rounded-ugly-Mercedes-like to be the next Escalade. Mabey good enough for a 50k Lexus or Mercedes; but hardly a sucessor to the $85k Escalade Platinum.

    June 18, 2010 6:56 AM"

    You must be crazy.

    Any Mercedes SUV is far better than the POS Escalade.

    It is a terrible vehicle with poor fit and finish. It is the quintessential lipstick on a pig. Have you ever even been in one? Aside from the barcalounger seats with butter soft leather and wood trim, there is NOTHING that makes this vehicle luxurious. That is, unless you like miles of tacky chrome.

    Chrome does NOT equal luxury.

    American consumers are so dumb.

  13. A friend of mine has an 08 Escalade that I am in on a regular basis. If that wood is real it is very poorly done. I thought it was plastic made to look like wood and so does my friend who drives the bloody thing. Where do they get off putting such junk, real or not, in an 80K vehicle.

  14. June 18, 2010 11:17 "American consumers are so dumb."
    -Mabey I was dumb enough to buy a Mercedes in the first place; but I wasn't dumb enough to keep it. My Mercedes had the rounded LINES of a pig, but my German friend oersuaded me that poor style was just the price of high-quality. Boy, was he wrong! Six months was enough for me. I traded up to Cadillac! I'm 1-1/2 years now with the Escalade and still absolutely loving it!!!

  15. This looks like what the new SRX should have been. A 7-passenger CUV like its original form instead of downsizing it to its current platform. If they slot this in between the SRX and Escalade like someone mentioned, I don't think it will do well because there won't be a price gap between the three.

  16. "Oh noes! Badge engineering again! Waaaa!" Bunch of Anonymous Idiots in here. The front and rear ends are photochops from the Cadillac XTS concept.

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