GM has previously announced that it has cancelled plans to re-engineer and redesign next-generation version of its full-size SUVs including the Cadillac Escalade. Now as the GM brand focuses on its replacement for the DTS/STS sedans, it is also considering moving the Escalade from the big gas-guzzling Tahoe architecture to a more crossover like the GM Acadia.
According to MotorTrend, GM feels that moving the Escalade to the Lambda platform will make economic sense since the Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook and Buick Enclave already use it. And you V8 lovers – worry not. The Lambda architecture was designed to hold anything from a V6 to a V8.
A Lambda Escalade will look very different from the current giant models, taking design cues from the CTS. That would make Cadillac a rival to the upcoming Lincoln MKT and the current Ford Flex.