2020 Cadillac Escalade EXT: Rumors, Possible Design and Specs

2020 Cadillac Escalade EXT

With the growing number of the pickup models appearing on the market, the rumors are also circulating about the reintroduction of many models which seem appeared in the wrong time. The Ford Ranger returned on the US soil after seven years of absence and several models faced also with the discontinuation in these critical years for many truck models. Cadillac discontinued the Escalade EXT pickup based on the large Escalade SUV in 2013. This specific design model improved the cargo flexibility of the full-size SUV with the cargo bed and the inventive mid-gate design which separated the cabin and the load area.

The model wasn’t successful at the time but the time is now never better for the trucks and SUVs and rumors claim that Cadillac is considering the second chance for the EXT model.  Cadillac has been focused on the SUV models in the recent years and the brand will follow the new XT4 model with the new three-row XT6 SUV. The Cadillac Escalade is also preparing for the new generation and based on the rumors the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade EXT could follow shortly after. No many details about the new-gen Escalade SUV yet and Cadillac hasn’t hinted the return of the EXT.

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2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT is rumored to come soon

2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Cadillac has the special sense of what luxury means in the automobile industry and new ideas are what isn’t strange for the brand either. This brand had an optimistic concept which became the reality when this brand launched the high-luxury truck version the Escalade EXT in 2002. The model survived until the 2013 model year. From that perspective, it might seem that it was just a wrong idea. However, from the current perspective, the things look slightly different. It seems that the idea was good but the timing wasn’t. At the present time when Ford and other brands are selling numbers of their luxury truck versions this truck may have the better perspective. As per some reports, Cadillac also shares this opinion and the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT might just come in the right timing now.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT: Redesign, Specs, News

2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Just a few years earlier a combination of heavily styled exterior, posh interior and host of available features packed in the form of the pickup truck was not so successful idea. Proof for that are more than few models of that kind which left production lines. One of them was Cadillac Escalade EXT, the pickup that survived just two generations and its production ended in 2013. However, increasing popularity of pickups has also reflected on higher demand for luxurious truck versions. That is the reason why some sources claim that Cadillac is revisiting an idea to bring this nameplate back as the 2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT.

Why new Escalade EXT could happen:

While company hasn’t said a word about reintroduction of this model, rumors have been circulating since its discontinuation. However, high popularity of trucks and stable oil price have made good presumption for new models and returning of old nameplates. Many brands announced their debut in pickup segment and this can also be a good chance for the Cadillac.

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Cadillac Escalade EXT: Review

Cadillac Escalade EXT

There are many vehicles worth mentioning that went out from production but one rare machine which had left a mark in automobile industry is Cadillac Escalade EXT. This model which can be defined as fusion of SUV and pickup truck was classified as a full-size luxury pickup truck but it actually was designed with the intent to deliver the comfort of SUV and truck’s capability. The production of this model started in the 2003 and it was discontinued after the 2013 model year. It was launched alongside with Chevrolet Avalanche as direct rival to Lincoln Blackwood other pickup truck which was based on the popular Ford’s F-150. All EXTs models were produced in Mexico and were sold in the Canada, Mexico, Middle East and in the US.

The model has truck bed which can be transformed into truck’s cab trough the mid-gate that is positioned behind the rear seats. The Ext also possess luxury appointed interior, powerful V-8 engine, quiet cabin and strong appearance. However, it doesn’t allow towing capacity as conventional pickups, it can be awkward in parking lots and in tight spaces and engine is big consumer. But for those who put style in front of the utility the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT was and can even now be good solution.

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