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2021 Cadillac Escalade Rendered

2021 Cadillac Escalade Rendered

The release of the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is rapidly approaching, as Cadillac’s flagship utility enters its fifth generation. If you haven’t been up on the latest, then you should know that the Escalade will be completely overhauled with revamped exterior styling, new bones and powertrains for the 2021 model year. And while we’ve seen the new Escalade in camo-clad prototype form, we have yet to spot it in the buff. As such, we took it upon ourselves to produce exclusive renderings of what the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will look like.

From a styling standpoint, the 2021 Escalade will bring the nameplate in line with the rest of the recently-revamped Cadillac stable, drawing from recent design studies like the Cadillac Escala Concept introduced in 2016. The new Escalade’s design will undoubtedly be influenced by Cadillac’s new model range, including the 2019 CT6, 2020 XT6, and 2020 CT5.

Cadillac Escala concept

With that in mind, we took inspiration from the new XT6 when rendering the front end of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. The headlamps are now horizontally oriented, drawing back into the fenders along character lines established by vertical LED lighting signatures found lower on in the fascia. We also reworked the upper and lower grilles and side trim.

Polished metal adds the requisite bling, offsetting the dark grille insert for the Escalade Sport model – as per Cadillac’s new Y trim level strategy. Also note the new pedestal-mounted sideview mirrors – another touch that we’ve already seen on prototype models of the 2021 Escalade.

For the rear of the Cadillac range-topper, we took inspiration from Caddy’s existing line of crossovers, this time the XT4. The Escalade’s elongated vertical tail lamp design, which has become a hallmark characteristic of the current model, is augmented with XT4-esque horizontal flairs at the bottom of the housings, which draw inward to the rear liftgate. Meanwhile, the all-new lower fascia and bumper section house a pair of trapezoidal exhaust pipes. A long polished metal character line in the liftgate bookends the trim bits in front and in the sides.

As we covered last month, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will launch during the first quarter of 2020. The lineup will include a completely new interior design, highlighted by a large infotainment screen in the dash. Cadillac is also planning an all-electric Escalade variant said to pack 400 miles of range, plus a new high-performance variant to boot.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

11 Comments

  1. Those taillights not so cool

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  2. If this is Cadillac’s new 2021 Escalade it falls short of my expectations. After sitting in, and driving, a 2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label, Cadillac has there work cut out for them. The rear is “awkward” and appears to be a step back. Cadillac seems to lack design stylists who lack the ability to make something look expensive and luxurious….

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  3. If they use the Blazer Front end on the all new Escalade it will be a FAIL!
    Stick to the history of the vertical tail lights and headlights and drop this J look. Where is the luxury? This looks like a cheap ass 90’s rebadge job, not a Leader of the world Luxury product.

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  4. Hopefully this is ‘only’ a perceived rendering and nothing more. All it looks like is that the front and rear ends were massaged to resemble the rest of the lineup; the body looks the same.

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  5. Why does everyone get so grumpy over a couple of speculative photoshops?

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    • Exactly. All these grumps. They are renders, far from the real thing. Have some fun with them.

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  6. Pretty tough to improve the looks of the current Escalade. The current tail lights are awesome – the new ones – not so much. I’ll just wait and see what the new model actually looks like when it comes out next year.

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  7. It’s not just the tail lights folks. If they don’t have an interior, and the technology, to match the Navigator “Black Label”, they are in trouble……

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    • The current(6 year old) Escalade is out selling the year-old Navigator nearly 2 to 1. Escalade sales are up nearly 50% through the first half of this year. Your beloved Navigator is down 3%. As most Lincolns there is a “pop” in sales when a new model is introduced, but it quickly fades.
      I remember all kinds of hand-wringing when the Continental came out and how it was going to bury Cadillac. Now, most people forget it’s still around.

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  8. i took a peak at new cadillac escalade.i cant wait to get one.i have 2019 now so bring 2021 on get on market. please get ma a brochers soon.

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  9. i would like to no why cant gm put thes vehicle back on flexe85 fuel.due to price this fuel is very helpful.

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