With the recent growth of the pickup truck market, we are considering future moves for all companies. We already discovered a few interesting rumors about the possible arrivals to the GM’s lineup, such as Chevy Silverado ZR2, or even Reaper muscle truck. This time, let’s find out what are the chances for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT to come back as the model for the luxury segment.
Premium truck class is currently not offering too many models. The most expensive pickup you can find is the Ford F-150 Limited. General Motors is well-known for the Denali package for the GMC vehicles, including Sierra and Canyon trucks. But, these are only versions of the regular models. So, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT wouldn’t have too many rivals in the US market. However, other companies are also planning moves. Escalade truck should be aware of another comeback – Lincoln Mark LT. But, this one is not so likely with the availability of F-150 Limited.
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2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT Specs
With the Escalade brand used for the name, it shouldn’t be tough to guess what to expect from the pickup truck. Like its SUV sibling, the new arrival will use the best drivetrainsGM has to offer. That is a 6.2-liter V8 unit with 420 hp and 460 pound-feet of torque. Since these are working machines, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT will be able to haul. Still, do not expect a towing capacity of Chevy Silverado. The fuel economy is not bright as well.
We can mention Duramax diesel as the possibility, but we doubt the hauler will be under the hood of the premium pickup. Instead, engineers will more likely seek a mill that provides more power. Again, General Motors has a response. A 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 is already part of the Cadillac lineup. It will maximize the output and deliver more than 500 ponies. This is going to make the EXT one of the most powerful trucks in the market, but the Trackhawk is still without the competition.
Like the engine, the styling is going to find the inspiration in the SUV lineup. Well, we expect the front fascia and the interior the same as it is on the Escalade. A four-door layout and five-seat design is the only way we see the truck in the future. Premium leather and advanced features will make it posh and comfortable. As a towing machine, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT will have to offer the best things the GM possesses. For example, these are spray-on bedliner and Multi-Pro tailgate. Recently, the company introduced the ultimate transparent camera for towing. With all these features, the Escalade EXT will be more than the premium versions of the regular pickup.
2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT Release Date, Price
With all these features available for other pickups, but without a luxury model to assemble them all, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT has everything ready. So, fans have a right to expect it pretty soon, even next year. Also, a high-output version will take it to the next level, in all ways, especially financial. This model is going to exceed $80,000 with all these upgrades. Well, GM could offer a lighter version with less equipment and not so potential engine.