Whereas Teslas and German SUVs have eaten into its market share, the Cadillac Escalade remains to be a giant a part of American automotive tradition. It is the obtainable luxurious automobile that claims “I put within the hours and I’ve made it this far,” however possibly there’s room to develop and adapt to new market traits.

If we have been to guage Cadillac’s enterprise based mostly purely on Tremendous Bowl commercials, the Lyriq is the subsequent massive factor. Teased throughout this 12 months’s massive recreation, it is an all-electric crossover which you can drive even in the event you’ve obtained scissors for arms. Nonetheless, when it lastly reaches manufacturing in 2022 or 2023, this mannequin may also create hassle for the Escalade.

A boxy, truck-like physique powered by a V8 engine would not strike individuals as luxurious anymore. Though they made updates, Escalade gross sales slipped fairly exhausting final 12 months. And whereas minivans appear to be the final phase to make a revenue proper now, notion may change with time.

We see a variety of Chrysler Pacifica vans on the street, and Toyota additionally appears to consider on this phase. As well as, the big Chinese language automotive market loves a very good luxurious van. We have heard {that a} Lexus mannequin referred to as the LM 300h prices as a lot as $200,000 over there. That is solely within the case of a top-spec mannequin with limo seating, nevertheless it’s nonetheless one thing Cadillac might benefit from, particularly when it might borrow underpinnings from one other Basic Motors mannequin, the Buick GL8.

Having hassle picturing a Cadillac van? We did too till this rendering by wb.artist20 arrived final week, and we now have to say his imaginative and prescient is spectacular. It is scorching the semi-flat physique from the Escalade, however with a very brief, angled nostril, which is why we described it as a Ahead Management automobile within the title. If something, the grille and the headlights look even larger right here.

The rationale we additionally referred to as it “manly” is as a result of one man within the Instagram feedback stated it is not manly to drive a minivan. What? Caring for your loved ones, ensuring they’ve plenty of room for his or her stuff, and driving one thing that is protected and environment friendly – sounds fairly manly to me.