The 2019 Escalade has been given the blacked-out treatment.
Just in time for the LA Auto Show, Cadillac has introduced a new Sport Edition of the Escalade featuring a bold new look. Available for the Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum models, the new Sport package applies a gloss black exterior trim to the front grilles, window surrounds, body side moldings and more, as well as a unique Midnight Silver finish on the standard 22-inch wheels. It marks the first special edition available for the current generation Cadillac Escalade.
Pricing for the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition is set at $84,790 including destination charges. Alternatively, the Sport Edition package can be purchased separately for $2,700, with orders starting in Q1 2019.
"Two decades after its introduction, the Escalade remains the segment's benchmark and sales leader," said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. "The Sport Edition extends that momentum in response to customer and dealer demand for a dark and aggressive look."
Since it's just a styling package, the Escalade's mechanics have been left unchanged. That means the large SUV is still powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that delivers 420 hp, propelling the Escalade from 0-62 mph in less than six seconds. It's also available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations and features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the company's latest infotainment system, and Magnetic Ride Control suspension.
The additional features of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the company's latest infotainment system that offers pretty much every connectivity option available, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a 16-speaker Bose Centerpoint audio system and more.
Cadillac is expected to reveal the all-new redesigned Escalade next year. Reports suggest it will have an evolutionary design, retain the current model's 6.2-liter, 420-hp V8, and share the same platform as the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.