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The Cadillac Escalade is the first SUV of Cadillac and is mainly made because the competition put many SUV's on the market. If you need to replace the windscreen of your Cadillac Escalade, you can do this from as little as € 300, but not if you choose the brand glass of the Cadillac dealer. Before we go into this in more detail, we will first take a look at this special and luxuriously designed model from Cadillac. Why has this type never been a great success in Europe, and did it perform in America?
At the end of the 90's the attention of the big car manufacturers shifted towards the SUV. Mercedes-Benz ML-Class came on the market, Lexus released the LX and Ford took a big step with the Lincoln Navigator. And Cadillac literally had nothing in the pipeline to take on the competition.
That's why there was a hurry, because General Motors absolutely didn't want Ford to become dominant on the market before the Cadillac models could be driven to the dealers. Only ten months elapsed between the approval of the type and the production of the first models, where this was normally at least a year or more. Unfortunately it was clear that there was a lot of haste. The 1999 model year is almost identical to the GMC Yukon Denali. Cadillac would need more than three years to adapt the Escalade to its own characteristics.
The first generation of the Escalade has suffered from the hurry that was made. According to critics, the only difference with GMC's Yukon Denali is the logo and name of the car. Not a good start, but at least Cadillac was now also active on the new market with a semi owned SUV.
In 2002 Cadillac switched to the GMT820 chassis and work was done on the Escalade so it would be more than just a copy. This type was immediately updated year after year, including new engines that would be standard above 5.0 litres. By the way, all models of the Cadillac Escalade are equipped with a V8 with 5.3 to 6.2 litres, which was very popular in America.
In 2007 it was already time for the third generation, with another new platform: the GMT900 platform was used, also for the ESV version of the Escalade which is longer than the standard versions. The third generation uses the 6.2 litre Vortec V8. This has reduced fuel consumption to 17 litres per 100 kilometres. And that is still not very attractive in Europe.
In 2008, Cadillac already presented a hybrid version of the Escalade, in all likelihood to boost sales as this model better meets today's environmental requirements. The model went on sale in 2009, but still got a 6.0 litre V8 under the bonnet. However, this model was taken out of production in 2013, partly because the sales were disappointing.
Although the fourth generation was only presented in October 2013, marketing started three months earlier, with teasers being shown to the public. The model was taken into production at the beginning of 2014 and was only available in three versions: Base, Luxury and Premium. The only engine available at the time the model was launched was GM's 6.2 litre EcoTec3.
Despite all efforts and modifications, the Cadillac Escalade would not be a great success in Europe. The greedy and big Escalade is not made with the European market in mind. It was a move by Cadillac to secure its market share when Ford started working with a type that Cadillac did not yet have.
The fact that this results in only 51 sales in the Netherlands is of course a setback. According to Cadillac, the Escalade did win the battle of the Lincoln, with a market share of 37% against 24% (first quarter of 2019, recent figures). Whether this is reliable from GM's point of view remains to be seen, but we have to admit that the 2019 model of the Escalade looks very good:
The windscreen must be replaced if it no longer complies with the requirements of the national road traffic authority. In the Netherlands for example, if there is a crack in the window or an asterisk in the driver's field of vision with a diameter of more than 20 millimetres, the windscreen needs to be replaced. The windscreen replacement is also required in case of chips with a diameter of more than 50 millimetres outside the driver's field of vision. A crack in the windscreen is therefore not always cause for panic when it falls within the requirements of the national road traffic authority.
However, finding the right windscreen is not very difficult on the after market. The constant borrowing of the platforms between Chevrolet and Cadillac has ensured that many of the windows are interchangeable one on one.
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Also suitable for:
Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe en Avalanche
Chevrolet Avalanche, Suburban en Tahoe
The prices above do not include installation and delivery. You can pick up the car windows from us at this price.
If you are a car mechanic or have a lot of experience in windscreen replacement, you can do this yourself. You can then easily order the new windscreen for the Cadillac Escalade without installation.
If you don't have any experience with this, the car window replacement is a job that you better leave to the experts. Our certified assembly partners will be happy to arrange this for you, in the most cases within three working days and even at your home or on location.
The only difference is the brand logo, which ensures that new car windows at the brand dealer are much more expensive because of the exclusive sales right. After market automotive glass meets exactly the same requirements and is often made in the factories where brand glass is also made. So the biggest difference is the price and therefore also the price-quality ratio.
Do you need to replace the windscreen of your Cadillac Escalade and do you think the value for money is important, but don't you want to wait too long? Then order the new windscreen for your Escalade with installation today. Within three working days you will have a new windscreen in your Cadillac, including warranty on the windscreen and work done.