The Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV engineered and manufactured by General Motors and marketed under the Cadillac brand. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 model year. The 1999 Escalade was identical to the 1999 GMC Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 model year to make its appearance fall more in line with Cadillac's "art and science" design theme. Escalade production went on hiatus for the 2001 model year.
Some model years of the Cadillac Escalade have keyless entry remote fob smart keys that are onboard programmable, which means a person can program the keyless entry remote fob smart key with no special equipment other than the keyless entry remote fob smart key programming instructions. However, other model years of the Escalade are not onboard programmable and require special equipment in order to program the keyless entry remote fob smart key.