The History of Cadillac Escalade

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Cadillac Escalade

The History Of Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade is a full-size luxury utility vehicle (SUV) by the General Motors luxury Cadillac. It was the division’s first entry into the popular SUV The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 year in response to German and competitors and to Ford’s 1998 of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade went into production ten months after it was approved.

The Escalade is built in Arlington, The name Escalade refers to a warfare tactic of scaling walls or ramparts with the aid of or siege towers.

The Escalade was based on the GMC Yukon Denali, but was for the 2002 model year to its appearance fall more in with Cadillac’s new design Today, the Escalade and Escalade EXT are two of only three Cadillac made outside of the United Both the Escalade ESV (Based on the Suburban) and Escalade EXT (based on the pickup truck) were in Silao, Mexico before the redesign; the new Escalade ESV is sourced Arlington, Texas. The Escalade with the Range Rover Infiniti QX56, Hummer H2, GL-Class, Toyota Land and Lincoln Navigator.[citation needed]

The of the Lincoln Navigator in 1999 that General Motors be to compete in the burgeoning American for full-size luxury-type sport vehicles. This generation was a five-seat SUV. The first was a largely unsuccessful endeavor the start. Fearing the growing of the Lincoln Navigator, the Escalade was through the design process to dealers quickly.

Essentially little more a badge-engineered GMC Yukon Denali, the aesthetics were similar and to the Denali and the final vehicle was than the Navigator. The Escalade’s were borrowed from the line, with the GMC logos on the caps replaced with crest. The Escalade also the same 5.7L Vortec V8 at 255hp (190kW), which was underpowered compared to the Navigator’s (220kW) and 365lb·ft (495N·m) 5.4 InTech V-8.

All first-generation featured Autotrac selectable

There was no 2001 year sold for the 2001 model The lineup went directly model year 2000 to This was done by introducing the model in January 2001 still selling the present 2000 model year

Rear-wheel drive was standard, as was a V8, with all-wheel drive and the high-output Vortec 6.0L V8 as options. All models (except for the began seating 8 people.

The stability control system was to a four-wheel version for 2003 and pedals were added. For 20-inch chrome wheels offered, and XM Satellite Radio, bucket seats, and a tire monitoring system were standard on all Escalades except the The 5.3L engine was dropped for and the OnStar system was upgraded.

Also in 2005, the Platinum was introduced at the price of $75,000; it heated and cooled cup holders, 20 chrome wheels, moon three DVD screens, and chrome on the steering wheel and grille.

2002-2003 5.3L Vortec V8, (213kW)

2004-2006 5.3L V8, 295hp (220kW)

2002-2006 HO Vortec V8, 345hp (257kW)

The HO takes premium fuel the other two engines can take a grade.

2002-2006 Cadillac

2002-2006 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Cadillac Escalade ESV

2004-2006 Escalade ESV Platinum

The Escalade to the new GMT900 platform for the 2007 year. Its introduction was accelerated as began slipping. The regular was again joined by a stretched ESV as well as a new EXT pickup truck.

The Escalade was the official vehicle of Bowl XL, with MVP Hines being awarded one of the first produced.

The Escalade uses an 6.2L Vortec V8. This engine includes variable timing, a first in a mass-produced cam engine. The system adjusts intake and exhaust timing two settings. The engine produces (301kW (23hp more its sister competitor, the GMC Yukon and 417ft·lbf (565N·m) of torque. A new 6L80 automatic transmission is

The new body completes a 0.363 coefficient, though the large area badly affects

2008 Model Year

-The Escalade has gone two minor changes for the 2008 year: On the automatic trunk the off signal has changed from an O to the off. -the word has gone from the left of the trunk lid to the right side. change was that it started 9.

2009 Model Year The Escalade has gone under six changes for the 2009 model

-The gauges have updated to a more clean -Bluetooth hands-free interace is now -A power tilt steering is now standard. -The Satellite System (optional) now has the added of instant traffic updates, and options. -Side Zone Spot Alert is now standard. Magnetic Ride Control is now standard on all models.

One major new absent from the production is American Axle’s I-Ride independent suspension module. a conventional five-link suspension is

Production of the redesigned Escalade at Arlington Assembly in January It is priced from US$57,280, the rear-wheel drive version at price was not produced until The more expensive all-wheel version was produced first, by the long wheelbase ESV and EXT pickup latter sourced from the Mexico, plant) in June.

Hybrid

The Escalade EXT has been by the Lincoln Mark LT pickup right from its launch for the model year. The new 2007 however, has gained consistently on its competitor and edged past the in March, May, October and 2007 sales, yet ending the year stll lagging by 5% 7,967 units sold LT sales were 8,382) It is the seven-seat hybrid luxury A special Platinum ESV model follow in 2007.

GM’s Fuel Management will in 2008.

A Hybrid version of the vehicle debuted at the 2008 Florida International Auto in Miami, and went on sale in as a 2009 model at a starting of $71,685 for a two-wheel drive In August, 20% of Cadillac Escalade were hybrids.

Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade 8.2 seconds to reach 60mph from a … stop.[citation Power is estimated at 340horsepower and a 4.9 liter V8 engine.

Flex-Fuel will join the lineup as well.

The Escalade can accelerate to (97km/h) in 6.5 seconds. Fuel is rated at 12mpg-US (20L/100km; in the city and 19mpg-US (12L/100km; on the highway.

Engines

2007-present — Vortec 6200 V8, 403hp

Pricing

2008 Escalade EXT —

The Escalade EXT pickup truck alongside its twin, the Chevrolet was introduced in 2002 from the division of General Motors. It a Convert-a-Cab composite pickup bed can be expanded into the truck’s cab a bottom-hinged door. Like the the EXT has four full-size doors and for five. The EXT was only offered the 6.0L High Output high-intensity discharge headlights offered for 2003.

The Escalade EXT also appears in the The Matrix Reloaded along the CTS in product placement ads. All EXTs are built in Silao,

The Escalade EXT (based on the Cadillac ) was created as a direct competitor to the Lincoln Blackwood, a pickup based on the Ford F-150. It had with the recently discontinued Mark LT, another F-150-based truck that made its in 2006.

GM planned to redesign the along with the Tahoe/Yukon, they were cancelled. the Escalade could be built on the platform for 2014. Motor reported many details in its 2008 issue.

The Escalade has become an easily recognizable in pop culture, where it is commonly with hip hop culture. It has been in many hip hop music videos. Mac drove an Escalade on his sitcom, The Mac Show, continuing the brand’s among TV stars and stand up

Tony Soprano began a black Escalade during 5 of The Sopranos, and after wrecking it in to avoid a raccoon in the road, he replaced it with a white ESV. Christopher Moltisanti gets himself a black EXT after his Maserati he got from Sacramoni was repossessed. Tom Kaulitz of successful German band Hotel drives a black which he had sought after the age of twelve.

The Escalade was also mentioned in an of Family Guy as God’s vehicle of Also, the Twins in the Matrix drive an Escalade EXT in the car chase Kendra Wilkinson, one of Hugh girlfriends, drives an Escalade and she is seen driving it and car-washing on the E! show The Girls Next Second generation Escalades are in video games Midnight 3: DUB Edition, Need for Speed: 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV (as the

This vehicle also an appearance in the game Driver Lines as the Montara. In the popular MTV show, The Hills, Brody sports a black Cadillac , amongst others. Beyoncé has seen on several occasions a black Cadillac Escalade.

The motoring series Top Gear an Escalade in a pre-recorded segment bling culture.

Also, the EXT was seen in The Matrix Reloaded. It was seen being auctioned at the Automobile Auction in Scottsdale,

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