The bigger, badder, bolder, badass, 2015 Cadillac Escalade has finally been unveiled! The SUV "King of Bling's" automaker, GM, is on a serious mission to make its flagship vehicle one that is hard as heck to pass up.
The iconic 'Big Daddy Caddie" which has been around for nearly 15 years is the Amex Black Card standard for all full-size luxe SUV's in this country. The 2015 fourth gen Escalade has finally got its own and no longer can it be compared to its cousin the Tahoe.
“Cadillac’s growth provides the ideal stage for the all-new Escalade to take a major leap forward,” explains Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Cadillac in a press release. “The 2015 Escalade is completely new and elevated in design and technology, inside and out. The clear objective is to once again assume the leadership position among luxury SUVs.”
The 2015 Escalade has sharp lines, aggressive styling cues and eye-drawing vertical headlights. The Escalade is built on a more stiffer and fully-boxed solid steel ladder frame than its predecessor--no more jiggles! Depending on which the model (the regular Escalade or ESV) the behemoth's girth went up a few pounds by 70 to 124, and GM lengthened it by 1.4 inches.
Inside there is more room, 4-inches was added for front legroom but a few cubes were taken away from the cargo area. The Cadillac ESV however offers 60 percent more cargo space behind the third-row seat than the Escalade. The cabin's look remains a Cadillac standard--premium. The seating is more sculpted and comfy. The materials used inside the Escalade's opulent-looking cabin are rich touches like real wood, premium cut-and-sewn materials, sueded accents and ambient lighting is what still sets the SUV apart from its other competitors.
The Escalade has a bit of a monster lurking under its hood. The SUV's “new” 6.2-liter V8 produces 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Cadillac kicked up their tech offerings to a higher level with such driver assisted musts like adaptive cruise control with front and rear automatic braking and lane departure which will alert the driver with a vibrating seat. The Caddie also sports Magnetic Ride Control, a fast-reacting suspension system that helps tailor the chassis response to the road conditions and driving demands. Then there's the CUE tech infocenter that utilizes "capacitive touch technology" that you can tap, swipe, or it can sense your touch via proximity sensors before you actually make contact with the screen.
If you're wondering about pricing and gas mileage, well these little particulars have not been leaked.
Expect to experience the rear or four-wheel drive 2015 Cadillac Escalade at dealerships next spring.
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