2021 Cadillac Escalade To Rock Industry-First 38-inch Curved OLED Display

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If you thought that the 17-inch portrait-style touch display in the Tesla Model S was massive, you haven't seen anything yet. Cadillac is known for over-the-top theatrics; especially with its gargantuan Escalade and Escalade ESV full-size SUVs. Now, the American luxury marque is looking to outshine all competitors with a new mammoth OLED instrument cluster.

According to Cadillac, the 2021 Escalade will feature an industry-first 38-inch curved OLED panel that will stretch from the instrument cluster (behind the steering wheel) to the center dash (to handle navigation, infotainment, and HVAC controls). Panels this size is something that we're more likely to find in TVs or gaming displays, but the Escalade's entry will take on a more elongated appearance (with respect to aspect ratio) than you'd find on a TV.

The fact that Cadillac is going with OLED technology also means that drivers will experience inky blacks and vibrant colors on the display. However, we genuinely hope that there is some sort of anti-glare coating applied to the display to cut down on the inevitable display glare from sunlight with a panel of this size out in the real world.

“From the highway to the big screen, the Escalade has been embraced by drivers and fans around the world,” said Cadillac President Steve Carlisle. “We’re excited to introduce the 2021 Escalade during Oscars week in February.”

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV will share its platform with the recently unveiled 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. That means that the vehicles will ride on a longer wheelbase and come backed with V8 engines paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Perhaps the biggest addition, however, is a new independent rear suspension (IRS) that replaces the old live axle. Not only does this help to greatly improve ride quality, but it also improves cargo capacity along with second- and third-row legroom.

Using the current 2020 Escalade is an indicator, don’t expect for the 2021 replacement to start at any less than $75,000.


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