Automorbit, Cars – General Motors debuted the overhauled (re-engineered and redesigned) 2021 Cadillac Escalade in February, introducing a brand-new fifth generation for the iconic luxury nameplate. Now, according to GM North America president and former Cadillac president Steve Carlisle, there is plenty of interest in the new 2021 Escalade, with more than 6,000 orders placed thus far.
Carlisle made the comments to media during a recent conference call attended by GM Authority.
“Interest continues to be high,” Carlisle said during the call.
The 2021 Escalade will go into production in the near-term future. The online configurator went live last month.
The high customer interest is well-justified considering the swath of new features, equipment, and technology on offer. In addition to a brand-new exterior and interior design, the 2021 Escalade equips 22-inch wheels as standard, with vertical rear lighting signatures paying homage to previous Escalade models. Both a standard-length model and an extended-length Escalade ESV are offered.
Customers get three trim levels to choose from, including the base-model Luxury, followed by the Premium Luxury and Sport per the brand’s latest Y-trim level strategy. Unique interior and exterior details differentiate the trims, with Luxury and Premium Luxury models equipped with a bright Galvano finish, and the Sport dressed in black. Further finery is possible via the Platinum Package, which is offered as an available option on Premium Luxury and Sport models.
The cabin space features a new 38-inch curved OLED display, which stretches across the dash to cover not only the primary infotainment duties, but also a driver information center, and digital gauge cluster.
The 2021 Escalade also features Super Cruise, the brand’s hands-free semi-autonomous driver assist system, which enables drivers to remove their hands from the steering wheel during extended highway journeys. Last year, Cadillac added 70,000 miles of available roadways to the system, bringing the grand total up to 200,000 miles.
The 2021 Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform, and offers two engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8, and the 3.0L LM2 I6 turbo-diesel Duramax.
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