Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum 4WD Ready For EV Future
As the auto industry hurtles headlong and high-speed into the electric vehicle future the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum 4WD seems an unlikely harbinger of change.
But as large SUVs and trucks emerge as the tip of the spear to penetrate the 20 year mass market indifference to EVs, the Cadillac Escalade could score a solid double play. The inevitable EV version of the Escalade, after the 2023 launch of the first all-electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV, may finally free full sized SUVs from being profligate carbon Bigfoots!
This latest Escalade, packing a 6.2 L V8 420 horsepower plant with very old-school EPA combined/city/highway mileage stats of 16 / 14 and 19 mpg — offers a new hyper-reality sleekness that is the new buzz in vehicle design.
Designed for 7 passengers and 7,400 lbs of towing capacity this Cadillac is as much workhorse as fashion accessory.
A new bespoke-style interior features a command and control layout that is not simply a screen but a side-to-side sweeping horizon of separate touchscreens located for maximum functionality, all seemingly designed for an EV.
And a $103K price-tag punctuates the Cadillac luxury appeal!