Unveiled: 2015 Cadillac Escalade | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews | Catalog-cars

Unveiled: 2015 Cadillac Escalade | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

22 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Unveiled: 2015 Cadillac Escalade | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews
Cadillac Escalade

Unveiled: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Entering its fourth generation, the Cadillac Escalade becomes more differentiated than ever from its General Motors brethren thanks to a newfound emphasis on style and premium accommodations.

Arriving in dealers next spring, the 2015 Escalade will once again be available in two configurations – standard length and ESV (the departed EXT pickup was dropped a couple of years ago). Similarly, it remains available with both rear or all-wheel-drive and a 6.2-liter V8 engine comes as standard equipment. Despite the similar-sounding spec sheet, the Escalade is all new inside, outside, underneath and in its engine bay.

Still riding on a separate ladder frame, the Escalade#39;s truck roots remain in an effort to give it more durability and hauling capability than is found in a body-on-frame crossover. To that end, the Escalade will be rated to tow up to 8,200 lbs. (as a rear-wheel-drive standard wheelbase model). Cadillac#39;s Magnetic Ride Control shock absorbers – similar to the units used in the Chevrolet Corvette – come as standard equipment.

Its 6.2-liter V8, shared with GM#39;s Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, boasts 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft. of torque, figures up 17 ponies and 43 lb-ft. of torque, respectively. Moreover, thanks to direct fuel injection and a cylinder displacement system, Cadillac promises the dual benefits of increased response and improved fuel economy. Exact EPA-rated fuel economy figures will be announced closer to the Escalade#39;s on sale date.

A six-speed automatic gearbox is the only transmission on offer. Escalade puts power to the ground via standard 20 and optional 22-inch alloy wheels, which are turned via a new electronic power steering system.

Of course, an Escalade wouldn#39;t be an Escalade without standing apart from the crowd. Stylistically, the trucks retain the same basic silhouette as their boxy Chevrolet Tahoe /Suburban and GMC Yukon /Yukon XL siblings, but they diverge greatly in the detailing. LED headlamps are on board, now cut out of an even sharper mold than before.

Cadillac Escalade

Inside, the Escalade includes upgraded materials throughout. Real wood accents and triple-sealed doors are designed to give both the appearance and the feel of a high-end vehicle, something the outgoing Escalade generally lacked.

On the tech front, the Escalade now includes Cadillac#39;s CUE infotainment system. An additional screen – a 12.3-inch unit – serves as a reconfigurable instrument cluster, while a heads-up display system is an option. In addition, Cadillac says that it will offer a Blu-Ray/DVD entertainment system as an option.

On the safety front, Escalade will now offer features more commonly seen in the segment like automatic braking, a blind spot monitor, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control and collision mitigation. One segment first is the Escalade#39;s standard Front seat Center-Mounted airbag, which is designed to reduce the risk of two passengers hitting each other in an accident.

As the outgoing Escalade was one of the most stolen vehicles, GM has seen fit to upgrade security features. An intrusion sensor, an inclination sensor and glass breakage sensors are all on board. In addition, GM#39;s OnStar system with Stolen Vehicle Assistance comes standard.

Like the other GM full-size SUVs, the Escalade#39;s interior is roomier than before, with more head and leg room plus flat-folding second and third-row seats.

Cadillac Escalade
Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Cadillac":

Twitter-news
Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

dima911@gmail.com

Born in the USSR

423360519

About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.


Car Catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars