The rumors about the comeback of Cadillac Escalade EXT are speculated more than ever. According to some of them, the new 2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT will arrive next year, featuring identical styling as the SUV variant.
Actually, some of the renderings are available, and the new pickup truck promises. It looks attractive, and we should expect to gains the same comfortable cabin as the SUV version. On the other hand, we assume that EXT will come with the same two engine options.
2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT Renderings
There is no doubt, the upcoming 2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT would stick to a familiar design that is present on the SUV variant. Overall, the renderings are available, and the EXT is heavily based on the recently introduced Escalade SUV. The front fascia looks the same, which utilizes the brand’s latest design language.
From the information we got, the pickup truck will most likely ride on the T1 platform. In addition, the platform will bring improvements in various aspects. We should expect better handling, stability, and much more benefits. Also, unlike the standard model, the truck could feature an independent rear suspension, resulting in a smoother and quiet ride.
Cabin Design and Features
On the inside, the new 2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT will for sure share plenty of design cues with the SUV model. The current Escalade dash is comprised of three digital panels. You can count on the same massive screens 38 diagonal inches of display. The 14.2-inch center panel contains an instrument cluster, while the much larger screen is made to show audio, navigation, and phone info. This means we can expect a very quality cabin filled with many latest techs, at least when it comes to the dashboard.
The overall quality of SUV model is impressive, and everything is eye-catchy. Of course, compared to the SUV model, there will be a difference in seating configuration. The Cadillac Escalade EXT will be a typical five-seater, offering a decent room. In terms of the room, we expect the first row to be pretty much the same as in the SUV, offering great leg and headroom.
2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT Powertrain Specs
Like the SUV variant, we can expect this pickup to adopt the same two engine options. The first powers the entry-level model and is very familiar. It consists of a 6.2-liter V8 direct-injected aluminum-block engine that produces 420 horsepower and a healthy 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s a proven engine with fuel economy aided by automatic cylinder deactivation at light loads.
The next one is a new 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6 that produces 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. In 2WD form, this engine is EPA rated at 21 mpg city/27 mpg hwy/23 mpg combined. However, with 4WD, the Escalade achieves 20 mpg city/26 mpg hwy/22 mpg combined. Both models come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission that is very smooth.
Release Date, Price
There is no official statement of the comeback. Moreover, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade EXT is just a rumor at this point. If it arrives, we presume that it will cost more than the price entry-level SUV model that starts at $75,000 roughly. In the same segment are many models that are more affordable, like the traditional pickups Ford F-150 or Ram 1500.