General Motors introduced a new generation of its full-size premium SUV, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. The new Cadillac model is dedicated only to the North American market, but it is possible to see it unofficially imported in Europe.
Cadillac Escalade, the favorite full-size SUV of the Americans reached the fourth generation. It was launched yesterday after the first images have reached the internet without the permission of the manufacturer. The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade will go into production next spring and brings a new design marked by more prominent front grille and the new LED lights.
2015 Cadillac Escalade – Design & Engine
The bodywork adopts carved lines, chrome inserts and the 20-inch wheels as standard equipment or 22-inch as optional. Several changes have been made to the interior where Cadillac chose to use higher quality materials and a modern design.
The biggest changes were made but in the passenger cabin as in the new model , both the materials and the design have improved significantly. The highlights of the interior include the CUE entertainment system , the original wood, atmospheric lighting and of course the 12.3 -inch digital panel on the dashboard.
The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade also has heated/cooled front seats , heated rear seats and a fully reclining second and third row seats. Customers can add Blu-Ray/DVD player with one or two 9-inch displays depending on grade and finally the interior of the new Escalade is much quieter thanks to the additional sound-proofing material , doors with triple sealing and the Active Noise Cancellation technology.
Moving the mechanical part of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, we notice the greatly enhanced chassis, the steering is electric with variable assist while regarding the suspension, Escalade is equipped with Magnetic Ride Control. The updated model also features 4 disc brakes, automatic locking rear differential and StabiliTrack stability control system.
If all this is not enough to avoid the collision, 2015 Cadillac Escalade has many other systems, such as the Side Blind Zone Alert, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert. There is also the Driver Awareness Package that includes Front Collision Alert, Safety Alert Seat and Lane Departure Warning System. In extra, the customer will find the Driver Assist Package with Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Automatic Collision Preparation and Automatic Safety Belt Tightening. Needless to say that this are not all of them.
Regarding power, 2015 Cadillac Escalade has a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that develops 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque (623 Nm). The engine transmits power to the rear axle, or optionally to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Craftsmanship Defines All-New 2015 Cadillac Escalade
NEW YORK – Cadillac today introduced the all-new 2015 Escalade, a sophisticated luxury SUV designed to establish new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.
The fourth-generation Escalade is an entirely new design yet instantly recognizable. Much of the story of Cadillac’s redesigned flagship SUV is on the interior, where new levels of luxury combine with the latest technology.
“Cadillac’s growth provides the ideal stage for the all-new Escalade to take a major leap forward,” said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Cadillac. “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.”
Production of the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas. The product line will consist of the standard Escalade model, as well as the extended-length ESV edition, with offers a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length, maximizing space for third-row passengers and 60 percent more cargo space behind the third-row seat than the Escalade.
Craftsmanship defines the 2015 Escalade’s passenger space, designed to be one of the industry’s most authentic and luxurious cabins mixed with seamless technology integration for today’s connected luxury customers.
Technology is integral to the Escalade’s driving experience. New and enhanced features help make what already was one of the industry’s most-connected vehicles more intuitive.
The new Escalade’s exterior advances a 15-year legacy of design distinction with evolved character cues designed to add sophistication. Full LED lighting creates a bold new interpretation of Cadillac’s vertical light signature.
“The new Escalade’s surfacing is sophisticated, and the sectioning of the body exudes more emotion to forge a new presence for Cadillac’s iconic SUV,” said Bob Boniface, design director, Cadillac Exteriors. “Our designers worked with the studio sculptors closer than ever to translate a two-dimensional vision into a three-dimensional representation that captures your attention from afar, and then pulls you in with beautiful details in the lamps, door handles and wheels.”
“Moving the rear wiper to the top of the glass and packaging it within the contours of the spoiler resulted in a clean appearance and improved visibility,” said Boniface. “It is an example of the attention to detail in the new Escalade.”
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