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GMC Yukon / Yukon Denali

buttabutta Posts: 44
edited June 2014 in GMC
This forum was created for those people who are
interested in the upcoming luxury SUV's from both
Cadillac and GMC.

For more detailed info please check out Clifford
Martins site at:


  • cwmartincwmartin Posts: 89
    Here is a picture of the 2001 Cadillac Escalade


    By the way, the main page of my web site is at I have a sub-page devoted to just the new design Denali and Escalades.
  • larssunlarssun Posts: 14
    I have sold my 2000 Ford Excursion.(I thought I
    would never say it, but it was to big).

    My dealer won't order one because he don't see the
    need to order one because the get a few and nobody wants them.
    I am looking for a high volume dealer in the north east. Anyone got any suggestions?
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    If your talking about the '01 Escalade. I spoke to my local Caddy dealar and he tells me the Escalade won't be available until mid-spring of
    2001. He suspects a production problem since all GM SUV's are now built on the same platform.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    when posting pictures, it is recommended that it be a hidden response for people who have slower your user agreement!!
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    who wants to look a that hideous thing called an Escalade. I think GM blew it big time on this one.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    I don't know, I thought the same thing about the new bodystyle Yukon,Tahoe,Yukon XL, and Sub. untill I began to see them on the street. Now I think GM did a really good job.
    The '01 Escalade will probably take some getting used to, but it should still be a great seller.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    didn't someone say the same thing about the Edsel?
  • mccluremcclure Posts: 1
    Anybody order one yet. I understand orders could start on July 11. If so, what was the price?
  • cwmartincwmartin Posts: 89
    Just reread the user agreement and I see nothing about how posts are to be made for pictures. I agree that pictures should be limited in size for people with slow connections and small screens, but there is nothing about posting them in hidden responses.

    Sorry you don't like it, but most people appreciate small pictures, especially since this forum's topic includes the term 'pics'.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    Has anyone gotten any updated info on the availability of either SUV?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Posting an Image Inside a Response
    If it is appropriate to a conference and discussion, you may embed images in your responses by proper use of the HTML tag image . If your image is large and takes some time to download, it is courteous to use the Hide feature on the response that holds the image, and to post an additional response to let other users know what that the image is there so they can look at it if they choose to do so.

  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    It is not that I don't like it. I have a T1 connection so even a large pic file wouldn't bother me...just thinking of others
  • larssunlarssun Posts: 14
    Talked to my dealer and they can take orders for a
    Denali now and the XL starting in Sept. But he
    had very little info on options, and delivery dates
  • dtmmddtmmd Posts: 7
    I actually spoke to a GM rep yesterday who seemed fairly clueless as to ordering info for 2001 denali xl, colors ( "maybe they're just like last year"), production dates ( "I'm guessing October, but could be later"), and price. I've gotten more information from these boards and from Clifford Martin's site than GM site, dealers, and rep combined. If only the Mercedes ML 430 were a little bigger!
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    Should the same ordering availability hold true for the entire US? If so you can put me down for one.

    P.S. Any news on the '01 Escalade?
  • joelisjoelis Posts: 315
    GM needs to get rid of its current "Take it or Leave it" attitude, before I will be buying another GM product. Its amazing how many people continue to give in to this nonsense. I guess that is why GM feels it does not have to change its ways. I hope more people will wake up as time goes on.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    Found these pics posted on a local Caddy dealers site. The site says the new Escalade won't be available until winter of '01. Seems like an awful long wait.
  • mbml55amgmbml55amg Posts: 57
    I have always thought the Denali/Escalade twins were the best looking SUVs available, & was shocked that they were not the first to use the New Platform. While I am very happy to see them built on the New Platform for 2001, & especially glad to see the Yukon L Denali added to the formula, I am not at all fond of the Escalade's front end treatment. The 2001 Yukon Denali looks fine, not any better than the 2000 model to me, but the chassis upgrades will be well worth waiting for. Good luck to all. We will be looking @ adding a Yukon Denali XL to our garage very soon. I am excited that GM saw it fit to offer the 6.0 in the Denalis, wonderful move IMO.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    Does anyone know why GM refuses to offer its luxo SUV in 2wd versions?
    It would be a strong seller for those of us who would rarely take a 40K+ vehicle off-road (not to mention the lower costs). Seems as if the GM boys are still thinking a bit behind the big blue oval and its luxury spin-off.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    This info was sent to me straight for a Caddy dealership owner:
    "The '02 Escalade is scheduled to start production this December which means we should have them available for sale late January. I'm not sure what colors/options will be available at the beginning, nor the price.
    The new Escalade will be based on the new Yukon/Tahoe chassis but the Cadillac will have a 345 HP 6.0L engine. The only options are
    choice of color, two interiors and sunroof. Third row seating is standard as is leather seats."

    Hope it helps.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    what ever happened to the '01 models?
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    According to the dealership, Cadillac will consider the new Escalade an '02 model.
    Similar to what Ford did with the Sport Trac and I believe the Excursion
  • cwmartincwmartin Posts: 89
    As of this morning, July 27, the pictures of the new Escalade are no longer at the CrestView web site.
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    It actually happened a few days ago. I have strong reason to believe "someone" from the dealership is a regular reader of this forum and doesn't want Cadillac HQ to see that they've been sneaking pics of their ultra secret new Escalade to everyone on the 'net.
    I say be a rogue and give the public what they want! Perhaps it will generate an additional sale or two or twenty. Then again it could also get you in big trouble. Go figure!
  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    If anyone is interested in pics send me an email. I was able to save a few before the "big coverup"
  • hey what is you email address?
  • ... so everyone can see them.
  • cwmartincwmartin Posts: 89
    butta send me copies of the pictures. This weekend I will post them to my web site along with a couple of pictures I scanned out of Automotive News.
  • cwmartincwmartin Posts: 89
    I have been asked by the person who owns the pictures that Crestview Cadillac had posted, to hold off posting any of those pictures for copyright reasons for a few weeks. I have to honor copyright requests, so I will not post those pictures for the requested period of time. Sorry.

  • buttabutta Posts: 44
    I'm sure that person is very greatful for your discretion.

    FYI-I believe the current issue of Motor Trend has a pic of the new Escalade and a few specs.

    Also, I am told that the official release time for the Escalade is sometime in the 3rd week of August.
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