Craftsmanship Defines All-New 2015 Cadillac Escalade
- Precisely crafted interior with more technology and space
- Emotional design evolution complemented by quieter cabin, smoother performance and more efficient powertrain
- Higher levels of luxury, with sophisticated new technology for safety and connectivity
ZURICH – Cadillac today introduced in New York City the all-new 2015 Escalade, a more sophisticated luxury SUV that establishes new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.
The fourth-generation Escalade is an entirely new design yet instantly recognizable – and while the exterior of an Escalade should always be striking, much of the story of Cadillac’s 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 arrive and 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.”
From its introduction, Escalade quickly became the standard among luxury SUVs, with a formula of bold design, powerful capability and luxurious accommodations for up to eight passengers. Three succeeding generations spurred luxury SUV customers to confer icon status on it. The 2015 Escalade harnesses new design and technical elements from Cadillac’s product expansion to elevate the brand’s signature SUV to a new level.
Production for the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas the product line will consist of the standard Escalade model and, like with the current generation, an extended-length ELV edition. The new Escalade will be on sale in Europe towards the end of 2014.
Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. Cadillac’s acclaimed Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest reacting suspension system, is now standard, delivering precisely controlled driving performance.
The exterior features crisp, new and more sophisticated surfaces, accented by dramatic light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
The comprehensively new interior features leather that is hand cut, sewn and wrapped, with wood trim options that are both elegant and authentic. Seats are more comfortable and sculpted in appearance, with a reclining second row. The new interior is dramatically quieter, thanks to a stronger new body structure and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.
CUE, Cadillac’s advanced system for connectivity and control, is standard featuring state-of-the-art voice recognition with touch controls common with the world’s most popular tablets and mobile devices. A standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster can be reconfigured with four themes and an available head-up display projects information on to the windshield. An available Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system includes a nine-inch, roof-mounted screen.
Escalade’s new technologies also include safety features to help protect occupants before, during and after a collision, such as front and rear automatic braking, which relies on short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.