Published on October 11th, 2012 | by Tawann Guice0
2014 Cadillac Escalade Masked Spy Shots: The King Of SUVs Has Returned
Where were you when the Cadillac Escalade was crowned “King” of the SUVs? Well actually this is a title that I may have given to the Escalade all by my self, but still there are very few trucks (and I use the term loosely) that even comes close to the styling and appeal that comes with an Escalade.
1999 Escalade First Gen.
In the Late 90’s, Cadillac felt it necessary to challenge some of the reigning road champs to their title for SUV supremacy. It was a strong intro with the Generation 1 models, having captured the essence of a rugged SUV, and the luxury of a high end car. Still the Escalade having resembled some of it cousin models like the GMC Denali and in many ways the Chevy Tahoe; needed to have it own personality.
2002 Escalade Second Gen.
In 2002 The second generation Escalade would make its way to streets all across America and would be received with open arms. It was in this model that the bar was raised and the standard in luxury SUVs had reach a level achieved by no other auto maker in the world. Escalade became a staple in luxury and was the must have vehicle of the early 2000’s. A plush interior of leather and wood, features like touch screen navigation, and rear passenger drop down DVD entertainment screens straight from the factory made this truck the jewel of any ones driveway. Some would even fully customize the already well to do Escalade. Fitting it with over sized wheels, custom grills and after-market sound systems were just a few of the many changes some owners would make. Many enthusiast would believe that these aftermarket changes would take away from the look and beauty of the truck…but not so at all!! In fact the later third generation model would come equipped from the dealer with twenty two inch (22’) factory wheels.
2007 Escalade Third Gen.
Enter the 2007; 3rd gen. Escalade! A vehicle thought to many, (even my self) single handedly revolutionized automotive design as well as started many trends in auto design and customization. A plethora of chrome accents which would include the pre-mentioned 22 inch seven star wheels, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights behind a luminous globe and a row of led side markers, super sized badging, and a grill that almost seemed as if it were smiling at you was just some of the exterior points. The interior was as nothing short of an ultra-luxurious 5 star hotel; that spares no expense at captivating you with comfort. A fully wrapped wood grain steering wheel, 8 inch DVD Navigation, rear seat entertainment screen, power folding second row seats with power tumbling third row seats only names a few of the many features. The all around interior décor would pleased everyone from the average everyday worker, to the likes of famous entertainers across the country. Under the hood was a 6.2 liter, 403 horse powered V8 engine that would send off an exhaust note like none other. General Motors created the perfect SUV with the 3rd gen. Escalade and many felt it almost impossible for them for follow up such a high standard set by an automobile of their own…until!
2014 Cadillac Escalade: Masked Spy Shot
In 2014 GM / Cadillac will deliver to the world; a newly designed Escalade that is predicted to be an even greater jump in luxury and design for an SUV than ever before. Just from the masked pictures and a sharp eye for design cues; one can easily tell off hand that the new model will come with the factory 22inch wheels or possibly even 23inches judging from the size in the picture. The front fascia will have Cadillac’s signature slotted grill most likely with the chromed mesh inserts. The headlights show that they stuck with the previous model’s globed HID or possibly LED bulb as seen in the 2012-13 models. The same goes for the daytime runners that have always been a norm in GM designed vehicles. They seemed to have also continued with LED marker lights that appear to now extend to bumper and stop just above the fog lights. The side view mirrors appear to be cut slightly closer to the body. I would assume to give the vehicle better clearance when passing between normally parked and double parked vehicles, and for garaging purposes. The rear end seems to embody some of the same styling cues as the 3rd gen. models with the recesses license plate area, also with the rear bumper tow hitch cover and LED taillights. Even in its Dark Knight like garb and masking, the 2014 Escalade excites me like the site of a Toys “R” Us store to a 9 year old. Just when I thought that I would not be upgrading my 3rd gen. Escalade…Looks like I have some overtime to do!
Keep it locked on Lifestyles Defined and future posts; where we show you what could be an artist’s concept of the 2014 Cadillac Escalade.