Talking to The Detroit News, de Nysschen said the model "must become more sophisticated and technically advanced." Despite admitting the model needs to be improved, the executive ruled out a switch to unibody construction as de Nysschen noted, “We can do all that with a body-on-frame architecture.”
The executive declined to go into specifics but the current model has been a huge success for the company and executives have previously hinted at plans for a VSport variant and an ultra-luxury model that costs more than $100,000.
There's no word on when the new variants could be introduced but today's buyers aren't missing out on much as the Escalade comes nicely equipped with a heated wood / leather steering wheel, leather seats, and American Walnut, Natural Finish Elm, or Santos Palisander wood trim. The SUV also boasts ambient interior lighting, a CUE infotainment system, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Power is provided by a 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It is connected to an automatic transmission which enables the Escalade to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than six seconds.