2017 Cadillac Escalade V High-performance version

According to recent rumors, it appears that Cadillac plans to launch a high-performance V version of the Escalade SUV for the 2017 model year. The 2017 Cadillac Escalade V will reportedly make its debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show. Cadillac’s decision may not come as a surprise bearing in mind the list of recent newcomers to the luxury SUV segment. Namely, some of the most prestigious brands such as Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Maserati have either entered the race or plan to do so in the forthcoming years.

2017 Cadillac Escalade V Design

Not much is known about the upcoming 2017 Cadillac Escalade V, including its exterior design. However, we do have certain assumptions based on the history of the V-badged models. Expect to see most of the features that set this high-performance version apart from the standard Escalade. In other words, there will be a recognizable V-styled grille, sharp bumpers as well as a hood scoop. Of course, the brand new Escalade V will boast a more athletic stance thanks to its lower ride height and larger alloy wheels. As for the interior, we expect it to feature Cadillac’s latest design language and a host of high-end materials. More detailed information on that subject have yet to be released.

2017 Cadillac Escalade V release

2017 Cadillac Escalade V Engine Department

When it comes to the possible powerplant under its hood, some reports suggest that the 2017 Cadillac Escalade V is likely to adopt the same engine used by the Corvette Z06. Namely, the same supercharged 6.2-liter V6 LT4 V8 unit inside the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V cranks out 640 horsepower and 630 lb-ft (853 Nm) of torque. If that pans out, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade will replace the Bentley Bentayga (600 hp) as the most powerful SUV available in the US.

2017 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price

Rumor has it that the 2017 Cadillac Escalade V is most likely to be unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show. In that case, the all-new luxury SUV is expected to hit the North American dealerships by the end of the year. As far as the pricing notes are concerned, some sources suggest that the new Esalade V is likely to cost around $15,000 more than the standard version. The current entry-level Escalade is priced at $74,000.

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