In an inteview with the Detroit Free Press
, Cadillac CEO Johan de Nysschen said, "The Escalade must become more sophisticated and technically advanced, more detail oriented. We can do all that with a body-on-frame architecture."
While he hasn't suggested how far up the Escalade can go, a previous report indicates Cadillac might be launching a range-topping model with a six-digit price tag. A base-model 2016 Escalade with a short wheelbase now starts at $72,970, and a long-wheelbase Escalade ESV Platinum with every single option offered costs just under $100,000.
de Nysschen hasn't revealed how the behemoth will comply with the stringent emissions regulations that are scheduled to come into effect in the coming years. Cadillac could replace the massive, naturally-aspirated V8 with a smaller eight or with a turbocharged six, it could resort to electrification, or it could even employ both solutions.
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