Intent on moving to the forefront of the full-size luxury SUV world, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade made its world launching today at an event in New York City. Maintaining the same basic scale and type as the car it replaces the completely redesigned fourth-generation Escalade introduces an entirely new level of style, improvement and innovation to the mix that parallels the kind of image-elevating changes seen in the most current iteration of Cadillac’s traveler automobiles. Both the Escalade and its extended sibling, the Escalade ESV, also have ended up being quieter, safer and more user-friendly than before.
Aesthetically, the 2015 Escalade has a cleaner, more advanced look that enhances its angular edginess with distinct detailing that’s most noticeable in the remarkable front and rear lighting elements. Posh developments of the vertical motif that’s a pillar of Cadillac’s trademark Art and Science design language, both now feature full LED setups. Look close and you’ll see that the Escalade’s headlight bezels are stamped with a “Cadillac” script while the new slim-line taillamps that stretch to the top of its roofline feature the division’s wreath-and-crest insignia that lights up in the dark.
Less noticeable but no less crucial to the remake, the Escalade’s even bolder however tastefully recast shield-shaped grille now hides active air shutters that immediately close at freeway speeds to help tidy its aerodynamic profile. A more sculpted hood and new hands-free power liftgate are made from weight-saving aluminum while the 2015 Cadillac Escalade doors now feature an inlaid design with tighter panel gaps that assist reduce both drag and wind sound at speed. The rear wiper has actually been transferred into the roofing spoiler for an even cleaner appearance.
The cabin of the 2015 Escalade repeats themes and design elements most recently seen in the ATS, XTS and all-new 2014 CTS sedan models. Premium materials, including leather, metal, wood and suede trim combine with Cadillac’s cut-and-sew handcrafting to create a more elegant overall atmosphere while additional sound attenuation materials and a new active noise cancellation system also make it a significantly quieter world. In addition to its new dash that showcases a 12.3-inch reconfigurable instrument cluster display and Bose premium audio, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is the first of its family to come with Cadillac’s sophisticated CUE infotainment system as well as will provide a new full-color head-up display.
The Escalade’s seating for up to 8 has been upgraded. Revamped front buckets now boast more comfort and support as well as standard heating/cooling. Second-row captain’s chairs also are heated, and while that warming function only covers outboard perches in the optional 60/40 bench, the split backs now gain adjustable recline. Among the most welcome features in the new Escalade is the introduction of flat-folding rear seats – a change that means it’s no longer necessary to physically remove the individual 3rd row perches when cargo duty calls. Better still, it comes with power activation that also includes a remote flip-down feature for row two in all however the base design.
Interior Of 2015 Escalade
Base, Limited, Premium or Platinum, single engine for all 2015 Escalades is a 6.2-liter variation of GM’s all-new Gen 5 small-block V8. More effective and sophisticated than the 6.2-liter used presently, this EcoTec3 variation maintains Active Fuel Management cylinder-deactivation but adds variable valve timing and upgrades from port-style to direct fuel injection. In addition to bumping the pony matter from 403 to 420, the brand-new V8 also produces almost 10 percent more torque – and that loftier 460 lb-ft of peak twist shows up lower in the rev range to enhance the Escalade’s off-the-line feel. Gear-changing responsibilities are dealt with by a 6-speed Hydra-Matic transmission with superior TapShift control.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV share an excellent deal of typical platform engineering with their just recently presented 2015 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL cousins, consisting of more robust fully-boxed frame rails and a mega-dose of high-strength steel throughout. Rear or all-wheel drive, all 2015 Cadillac Escalade variations now provide improved dynamics thanks to the most recent variation of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control, a real-time active damping system with driver-selectable Tour/Sport modes.
Stepping up its traveler defense game, the new Escalade bolsters its lengthy lineup of existing safety requirements with GM’s front seat center-mounted airbag while Luxury and Premium models likewise will certainly include brand-new Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert systems. A Driver Assist Package includes Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, new Front and Rear Automatic Braking and Automatic Safety Belt Tightening while a Driver Awareness Package brings Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, and GM’s Safety Alert Seat.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Price
At this moment there are still no official information’s about price at which this vehicle will be offered but what we do know is that the price will not differ a lot from what we had for previous models.
Manufacturing of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV will start next spring in Arlington, Texas, which also will be home to the Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL. Search for pricing and EPA numbers to be released closer to the 2015 Cadillac Escalade real on-sale date.