General Motors has quietly confirmed plans to launch the next-generation Cadillac Escalade in the spring of 2014.

General Motors has quietly confirmed plans to launch the next-generation Cadillac Escalade in the spring of 2014.

The company didn't have much to say about the model but it will likely be based on a modified version of the platform that underpins the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.

The bold exterior styling will carryover but Chris Hilts, GM's creative manager of interior design, has confirmed the interiors will be further differentiated so the Escalade's cabin doesn't resemble the one in the Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon. This means we can expect different materials, unique control knobs and other "design elements."

Engine options remain a mystery, but we wouldn't be surprised if the Escalade is outfitted with the company's new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 that develops approximately 420 bhp (313 kW) and 450 lb-ft (609 Nm) of torque. Rear-wheel drive will likely be standard, but all-wheel drive will undoubtedly be optional.

The Escalade is scheduled to be shown off at the company's dealer conference this fall, so expect to learn more in the coming months.

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