The new generation of Cadillac’s full-size SUV was launched last year and it brought a lot of significant improvements over the previous model. Also, we can hear rumors that suggest the company could bring back the EXT model. This was a pickup version of the SUV, which was produced in two generations, between 2003 and 2007, and between 2007 and 2013. The previous generation was offered in such a layout but things could change in the future if we can trust unofficial reports. Allegedly, the new model would come as the 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT.
Although the officials are still quiet about this model, we know what to expect. The 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT would come with the same design approach as the previous versions, which means a pickup that’s heavily based on the legendary SUV. The mechanics would be shared, as well as the most of exterior and interior designs. The new model could arrive already by the end of this year.
2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT Design
When it comes to the overall design, the new model wouldn’t be any different compared to the previous generations. We would see the same design approach, based on the current-generation Escalade this time. This particularly refers to the mechanics, which would be pretty much identical. The EXT would ride on the same platform and use the same suspension, which includes an independent Multi-Link setup on the rear end.
When it comes to the styling, there is no doubt that the front part of the vehicle would look identical. We would see the same front end, based on the company’s latest design language, which utilizes sharper lines, as well as the brand’s new, shield-like grille. On the other hand, the back end of the vehicle would come with a small cargo bed, which would replace the third row of seats and cargo area.
Of course, the main difference on the inside would be the fact that the 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT would feature two rows of seats. We presume that the front seats, as well as the second row, would be pretty much the same as the ones in the SUV model, whether it’s about design or passenger space. On the other hand, the third row and cargo area would be replaced with the open cargo bed, as we already mentioned.
On the other hand, we don’t expect differences regarding dashboard design and overall cabin design. This means we would see the same layout that includes three screens and other tech goodies, in a combination with high-end materials and other premium features.
2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, things are pretty easy to predict. Of course, we are talking about the well-known 6.2-liter V8 engine, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in pair with a 10-speed Allison transmission, which does a pretty good job too. Also, the new generation of the Escalade is also available with a diesel engine, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see such a version of the new 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT either. That model would use a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel, which puts out around 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, keep in mind that Cadillac is preparing a high-performance version of the flagship SUV, which will feature a supercharged version of the V8 engine, which a max output of over 650 horsepower. So, the same unit could find its place under the hood of the new 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT too.
2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade EXT is just a rumor. Still, if we can trust unofficial reports, the new model could arrive already by the end of this year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base versions would cost around 75.000-80.000 dollars.