The Cadillac Escalade EXT is sports utility truck, was introduced in 2002 in the Cadillac division of General Motors. It has a composite pickup bed “Convert-a-Cab” which can be expanded in the cab through a bottom hinged door. Like the Avalanche, the Cadillac Escalade EXT has four full-size doors and seating for five. The Cadillac Escalade EXT is only offered with the 6.0 L V8 high performance engine. Headlights High Intensity Discharge offered for 2003. The Cadillac fEscalade EXT also appears in the movie, The Matrix Reloaded with the Cadillac Escalade CTS in product placement ads. All Cadillac Escalade EXTs are built in Mexico.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT (based on the Cadillac Escalade) was created as a direct competitor to the failed Lincoln Blackwood, a van based on the Ford F-150. He had competed with Lincoln Mark LT, other truck-based F-150 which made its debut in 2005. Now competes with Ford F-150 Platinum, which is still known as Lincoln Mark LT in Mexico.
Cadillac Escalade EXT models were discontinued after the 2013 model year, along with the avalanche. According Autoblog.com, The Cadillac Escalade EXT ranked tenth among the worst vehicles sold in the US for 2013, with only 1,972 units sold. The designer of the 2015 model said it could be open to the possibility of revisiting the idea of bringing the EXT return in the future, but no plans to do so at this point in time. The Cadillac Escalade EXT was available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East (except Israel).