This is the first SUV that Cadillac ever made. It was launched in 1998, only ten months after development begun. It was Cadillac’s quick response to Ford’s Lincoln Navigator, so we can easily say that this model is one of the pioneers in luxury SUV segment. So far, there are four generations and the current one is present for only one year, so although this is some kind of a special variant, 2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport won’t be big visual differences, except some small unique tweaks. On the other side, new model will be very different mechanically, mostly because of new engine which will be installed in Vsport.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport redesign
Although it is based on the same platform like Tahoe and Yukon, 2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport definitely is not designed for towing and similar tasks. This luxury SUV is designed for pleasant and comfortable drive. Visually, it looks just like standard 2015 Escalade, except some minor tweaks, like Vsport badges and similar things. This seems very logical, because new-for 2015 model was very well accepted both by journalists and the crowd. Interior also don’t have big differences but, unlike standard model, it is made of some higher quality materials and it is also equipped with some additional features.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport engine
Unlike standard model, which uses 6.2 liter V8 engine wit 420 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque, 2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport is equipped with smaller V6 engine. This 3.6 liter twin-turbo V6 is also powers new CTS but for this occasion it will probably be tuned up to 450 horses, which will make 2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport more powerful than standard V8-powered models. It is also planned a diesel engine, which will have similar displacement and amount of power, but better fuel economy. However, this engine is planned mainly for non-U.S. markets.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Vsport price and competition
This is a luxury SUV, so you can also expect high price. The 2016 Escalade Vsport goes around 75.000 dollars and if you consider its overall look, quality and performance, it definitely worth that money. There will be several competitors of 2016 Vsport and, beside Navigator there will be also models like Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX570.