Will the Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup return?
There’s been absolutely nothing official muchless any test-mule sightings, some people like the idea of a new Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup. The renderings on this post come from our friends at CadillacSociety.com and these renderings were done for kicks. Currently, the only truck-based vehicle Cadillac is producing is the new Escalade.
The idea of a Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup return got us thinking: what would it take to make it happen?
For those of you who don’t know about the original EXT, it was in production from 2002 – 2013. The EXT had one major platform change along the way. It was based on the Chevrolet Avalanche and had the same unique folding mid-gate. It also had”Convert-a-Cab” composite pickup bed and was based on a SUV platform.
The utilitarian nature of the Avalanche and EXT made them extremely popular for a time. No one else produced anything quite like them. There was even a Hummer version – the H2T. You can read more details about their history (here).
A modern Cadillac Escalade EXT?
Recently, TFLtruck Editor, Andre Smirnov put together a video discussing the upcoming GMC Hummer EV. Among many of the rumors surrounding this EV pickup truck was the possibility that it would have a folding mid-gate. That. along with other Avalanche attributes. If this is the case, it could be possible for GM to use this platform for a more premium truck.
Also, there’s nothing stopping GM from simply going back to the original formula for the EXT. If there is enough consumer demand, you never know.
Check out this video where Andre discusses the GMC Hummer EV!