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Cadillac Launching Cool, Blacked-Out Escalade Sport Edition

There's a trend towards bad-ass, blacked-out SUVs and the manufacturers are getting into the game by providing ready-made special editions that tic all the right boxes.

Cadillac Launching Cool, Blacked-Out Escalade Sport Edition

Credit: Freddy Sherman

Cadillac announced they will offer a Sport Edition of their popular Escalade SUV for the 2019 model year. Offered on Luxury, Premium Luxury and Platinum models, the new Sport Edition is distinguished by gloss black exterior trim, including the front grilles, window moldings, body side moldings and more, as well as a unique Midnight Silver finish on the standard 22-inch wheels.


“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.”

Escalade has led the full-size luxury SUV segment in sales for 15 of its 20 years on the road, driven by a powerful blend of sophisticated style, uncompromising capability, innovative technology and exceptional craftsmanship. A powerful 6.2L V-8 engine rated at 420 hp drives all models. Each model is available in 2WD and 4WD configurations and can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.

It’s interesting as I just drove GMC’s version of a blacked-out luxury SUV, the 2019 GMC Yukon SLT Graphite Performance Edition. It’s built on the same platform as the Escalade and comes with its own package of black exterior trim and style pieces, huge, gloss black 22-inch aluminum wheels and the same 6.2L, 420 horsepower motor. Stay tuned for my review of the Yukon Graphite Performance Edition here on the Business Traveler website.


Escalade photo courtesy of Cadillac

Yukon photo by Freddy Sherman

By Freddy Sherman

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