Photos showing the exterior of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade leaked online this week and now images showing off the vehicle’s interior have surfaced on the web, as well.
Just like the exterior photos, the leaked interior photos appear to have been taken at the Arlington Assembly plant in Texas, where the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will enter production in mid-to-late 2020. They give us a great glimpse of the SUV’s redesigned interior, which will feature an impressive dual-display infotainment system that appears to be inspired by the Cadillac Escala concept’s multimedia setup. A smaller screen serves as the vehicle’s driver’s display and gauge cluster, while a larger, second screen frames the smaller screen and extends into the center of the dashboard. There’s also a third small screen located to the left of the driver, which is seamlessly integrated into the same housing as the center screen.
Below the infotainment system we see a row of buttons for the vehicle’s climate control, which are laid out quite similar to other Cadillac vehicles such as the CT6. The buttons are also joined by a smaller screen, which will likely display the current temperature setting, fan speed and other items related to the HVAC system. We can also see Cadillac’s Electronic Precision Shift gear selector in the center, along with a rotary knob for controlling the infotainment system and smaller audio control knob.
Not surprisingly, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade looks as though it will have the nicest interior of all the Cadillac crossover/SUV models. This dual-screen infotainment system is not seen on any other Cadillac vehicles, so it will be interesting to see if this technology and layout trickles down throughout the range following the SUV’s release next year.
As we’ve reported previously, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will also make major leaps forward with regard to its ride and handling thanks to the new T1 platform and a multi-link rear suspension setup. Cadillac will likely offer both Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive Suspension on the SUV, as well, giving the driver increased ride adjustability.
Stay tuned for more information on the next-generation Cadillac Escalade between now and its expected debut in Q1 2020.