With the market crying-out for more fuel-efficient cars, the next-gen Cadillac Escalade will have to be more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model, leading many to speculate that it will use an updated version of GM’s Lambda platform, which currently underpins the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave.
A new report from The Detroit Bureau, however, suggests that the next Escalade will remain a body-on-frame vehicle, employing the same architecture as the next-gen Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The biggest complaint with the large SUV deals with its abysmal fuel economy, an issue GM will address head-on. Compared to the current model, Cadillac‘s large SUV will likely make a wider use of hybrid drivetrains and could even offer a turbodiesel powertrain.
The next Cadillac Escalade is expected to go on sale in 2014 as a 2015 model. GM has yet to confirm any details.
Reference: The Detroit Bureau