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2020 Cadillac Escalade Spotted For The First Time, Here’s Everything We Know So Far



The all-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade has been photographed for the first time on public roads, giving us a first clear idea of what we should expect from the luxury brand’s upcoming flagship SUV.

For benchmark testing purposes, the new Lincoln Navigator and a current Escalade were also part of the convoy. While the 2020 Escalades are completely covered in camouflage foil doubled by a black cloak on top, their familiar shape remains visible.

more at: https://www.carscoops.com/2018/12/2020-cadillac-escalade-spotted-first-time-heres-everything-know-far/
 

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They look very similar. I suspect the arms are so low to allow higher compliance with the shocks and springs. Well see how gm implements its first iteration of ird on their suvs. Each manufacturer had a rough time with it at first. Ford took a cpl yrs to fine tune their irs for the sec gen and perfected it in 09. Nissan took about the same amt of time until the the nissan patrol(infiniti qx80) was redesigned. The sequoia was implemented well but not as well as the expy.
 

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Whats more amazing is how little ford did with the irs since beginning. The only real change was switching out the upper and lower control arms from aluminum to steel and switching the position of the shocks. Its held up extrememly well and allows for a pretty flexible tune setup.
 

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The escalade already has powerfolding 3rd row seats.
He didn't say anything about power folding, he said fold flat. With the solid axle underneath that 3rd row there was no room to fold the 3rd row into the floor, so they would fold down, but still kept it from being one long, flat loading floor.
 

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I can't believe GM has gone this long with solid axles in all their premium large SUV's.
GM outsold Ford by a huge margin IRS or not. The reality is until this new generation GM didn't need IRS because the Ford SUVs were so outdated that their IRS related advantages were moot. Ford finally raised the bar, a long ways at that, now GM has to answer.

This really isn't much different than the Camaro/Mustang IRS debate. Ford didn't need to add the cost and weight to the Mustang until GM raised the bar, only then did Ford move. Competition is awesome!
 

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GM outsold Ford by a huge margin IRS or not. The reality is until this new generation GM didn't need IRS because the Ford SUVs were so outdated that their IRS related advantages were moot. Ford finally raised the bar, a long ways at that, now GM has to answer.

This really isn't much different than the Camaro/Mustang IRS debate. Ford didn't need to add the cost and weight to the Mustang until GM raised the bar, only then did Ford move. Competition is awesome!
Yup.
Although some have criticized Mustang for skipping a development cycle with IRS, it was Mustang who was first with IRS with Cobra. Yeah, I guess they made a development decision, factoring in certain customer preference for solid axle for track hard use. It was not just the bottom line, contrary to opinions. Cobra Jet Mustangs have been solid axle for years, and for good reasons.

As for GM's deferral of adding IRS to a product with massive profit margins and volumes and thus easy to justify the expense......meh, they had far more time to update than one cycle and absolutely zero justification, unlike Ford which had one.

If Ford can catch endless **** for Mustang no IRS, and clearly many around here have done that, then I won't bat an eye for simply bringing up GM.
 

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With the possibility of a Twin-Turbo V8 in the Caddy (500-550hp) - wonder what Lincoln's response will be...if any.
Lincoln's response will be hybridization, of course. Not unlike the Aviator 600ftlb boost, which will actually be far more efficient than just a big powerful ICE. Another benefit will be quiet thrust.
 
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