Since the recent redesign of the Lincoln Navigator, speculation has escalated regarding the next Cadillac Escalade. Well, now a new report suggests the new Escalade will offer a few engine options.
The report, from Cadillac Society, should probably be taken with a grain of salt given its vagueness. Nonetheless, the blog cites unnamed sources familiar with Cadillac’s future product plans. The source tells them the 2020 Escalade will offer three engines, an increase from today’s single engine option on the beastly SUV.
Details as to which engines the Escalade will get were not disclosed, but intuition can probably yield some solid speculation. Given the Escalade’s current 6.2-liter V-8 was just redesigned for duty in GM’s 2019 full-size truck lineup, it’s likely a safe bet this engine will continue to find its way under the Escalade’s hood as well.
Beyond the new 6.2-liter, there’s also been speculation surrounding the possibility of an Escalade V-Series model. This variant would likely deploy a variant of Cadillac’s new DOHC V-8, which is launching in the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport.
The third option is certainly more ambiguous. Previous Cadillac management had asserted that an electrified version of every product will ultimately find its way to market, implying the Escalade will end up with a hybrid option. Cadillac could also pull in the mothership’s new Duramax diesel inline-six to fill the void created by some other luxury automakers pulling diesels from their lineup.
At this point, there’s still a lot of speculation surrounding the new Escalade, but nonetheless, multiple engines seem like a sure-thing at this point.