One full-size sport-utility vehicle that finds itself home in many high net worth areas is General Motors' Cadillac Escalade.

The SUV of choice among the elite, it's just as synonymous with school pick up lines and soccer practice as the Land Rover Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

But, will that continue?

There's a greater amount of three-row competition than ever and the sector is dialing up the pressure. While the Escalade has done well given its rather outdated approach to technology and design, a fifth-gen product is on the way.

There's just one problem: It's still a ways off. Initial thinking was that it would launch for the 2020 model year. Turns out that was wrong.

The latest reports are pointing to the 2021 model year.

Having said that, we've got to ask: With the increased competition, what does the Cadillac Escalade NEED to SUCCEED for the fifth-generation product's launch?

We previously had reason to believe that the all-new, fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade would launch for the 2020 model year. However, new information has come to light suggesting that Cadillac’s range-topping utility will launch for the 2021 model year, instead.

That much is according to sources familiar with future Cadillac product plans speaking to Cadillac Society on the basis of anonymity...

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RUMOR: Cadillac's Fifth-gen Escalade Is Slated For 2021 MY Debut — What Does It NEED To SUCCEED?

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