Results 1 to 1 of 1
Thread: Cadillac Escalade history
06-03-2007, 12:52 AM #1
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
- Arlington, Texas, United States
- Blog Entries
Cadillac Escalade history
The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury sport utility vehicle sold by the General Motors luxury brand, Cadillac. It was the division's first major entry into the popular SUV market. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 model year in response to German and Japanese competitors and to Ford's 1998 release of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade project went into production only 10 months after it was approved. The standard Escalade is built in Arlington, Texas.
The Escalade was originally based on the GMC Yukon Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 model year to make its appearance fall more in line with Cadillac's new design theme. The Escalade was not the first Chevrolet-based Cadillac: the first generation Seville and the 1980s Cimarron were based on entry-level Chevrolet vehicles (the Nova and Cavalier, respectively).
As of today, the Escalade and Escalade EXT pickup are, together with the Cadillac BLS, the only Cadillac vehicles made outside of the United States since the demise of the German-built Cadillac Catera in 2001. Both the Escalade ESV (a luxurious Chevrolet Suburban) and Escalade EXT were made in Silao, Mexico before the 2006 redesign; the new Escalade ESV is sourced from Arlington, Texas.
Major competitors include the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lexus LX series, Infiniti QX56, and the Lincoln Navigator
10 Chevy Traverse LT AWD
02 Chevy Trailblazer LS (110K+ miles - loaded except for 4WD - WRECKED!)
99 Chevy Cavalier LS (105K+ miles - commuter car)
78 Chevy Suburban Silverado (454, 3/4 ton)
62 GMC 3/4 ton Pickup (350 police interceptor)
Remember: Search Before Posting | Fill out Your Profile & Signature
* I've been saying for years that I was going to change my username, and I finally did.
By ChevyFan in forum Chevy Traverse Forum (GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave)Replies: 0Last: 07-02-2009, 08:00 AM
By 1st Synthetics in forum 1st SyntheticsReplies: 0Last: 03-11-2009, 09:55 PM
By raisor87 in forum Chevy SUV & Crossover Tech ForumReplies: 0Last: 11-18-2008, 11:40 AM
By ChevyFan in forum Chevy Avalanche Forum (Escalade EXT)Replies: 2Last: 06-03-2007, 09:10 AM
By RockHead in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit ChatReplies: 0Last: 04-09-2007, 07:44 PM
Tags for this Thread