2019 Cadillac Escalade Gains New Sport Edition Package, Just In Time For The LA Auto Show

Cadillac is introducing the new Sport Edition package for the 2019 Escalade, just in time for the LA Auto Show.

The new Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition will be available on Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum models, featuring gloss black exterior trim that includes the front grille, window surrounds, body side moldings and more, as well as a set of 22-inch alloy wheels finished in an exclusive Midnight Silver.

As you might have guessed already, the new Sport Edition package is just a styling upgrade, leaving the mechanical bits of the Cadillac Escalade untouched.

Cadillac’s large SUV is still powered from a 6.2-liter V8 rated at 420hp, which is enough to send the heavyweight Escalade from 0 to 60mph in less than six seconds. Cadillac offers both 2WD and 4WD configurations.

The additional features of the 2019 Cadillac Escalade include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the company’s latest infotainment system that offers pretty much every connectivity option available, Magnetic Ride Control suspension, a 16-speaker Bose Centerpoint audio system and more.

“Two decades after its introduction, the Escalade remains the segment’s benchmark and sales leader,” said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. “The Sport Edition extends that momentum in response to customer and dealer demand for a dark and aggressive look.”

Pricing for the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition is set at $84,790 (including destination charges. The Sport Edition package on its own is priced at $2,700, with Cadillac to open the order books in early 2019.

  • performante

    That looks menacing. I love it.

  • Craig

    The Escalade officially [I suppose] becomes Cadillac’s FLAGSHIP vehicle. THIS is as good as it gets. Is that a ‘good thing’? I don’t think so.

    • lagunas3ca

      This is what happens when you squander all of your money on costly technology for electrification and autonomous vehicles – investing in areas that no one knows when the payoff will occur. No alignment between structural costs and market realities. “But here’s a new Sport Edition package, hope you like it.” Meanwhile, Lincoln has built Truck of the Year.

      • Craig

        Amen to that!

      • TheAmerican

        Lincoln doesn’t have a truck…

  • charlotteharry57

    Oh goody. Now gangstas can look like gangstas.

  • TheBelltower

    This is awful. It looks fine when new, but looks tacky and dated almost immediately. de Nysschen never would have allowed this.

    • TheAmerican

      All this model needs is a gloss black grille and to remove that plastic bumper thingy (I think it’s the valance)

  • Merc1

    Polishing a turd.

    M

  • Felipe Politano

    Lincoln: can’t build enough of its award-winning critically-acclaimed Navigator, releases 450hp plug-in hybrid Aviator

    Cadillac: okay what about a new set of wheels

    • TheBelltower

      Not to defend the Escalade, which is one of the most jumbled and incoherent designs on the market today. But in all fairness, the Escalade is at the end of its lifecycle, meanwhile the Navigator was just launched. Lincoln is seeing pent-up demand, but that will subside like it always does. The reality is, the Nav still is a box with disjointed exterior details compared to beautiful luxury SUVs from the likes of Range Rover. Or even Lincoln’s own smaller vehicles like the sleek Nautilus or Aviator. Cadillac does need a true luxury flagship SUV. And that means bypassing the (IMO) mediocre Navigator as a benchmark, and aiming for something beyond that.

    • paulgdeaton

      “Escalade” and “sport”… one of the world’s most obvious oxymorons…

  • sidewaysspin

    Looks evil.

  • SteersUright

    Cadillac in 2018: modern specialists at building overpriced, undesirable vehicles while promising massive improvements than never come to fruition.

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