There are three Escalade body styles to choose from: Escalade, the extended-length Escalade ESV and the unique Escalade EXT luxury sport-utility truck. There’s also the Escalade Hybrid that is the world’s first fuel-saving hybrid applied to a large luxury SUV. If offers a 50-percent fuel-economy improvement in city driving over non-hybrid models.
For 2010, the Escalade’s 6.2L V-8 engine is equipped with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology, which automatically shuts off four cylinders in certain low-load driving conditions. Other changes include side thorax air bags added to the front outboard seats and a revised inner door design for enhanced side-impact protection.
Escalade Platinum is the fullest expression of the brand’s dramatic design, luxury and technology. It returns for 2010 with distinctive features, such as segment-first LED headlamps and exclusive interior appointments. The Platinum is the most luxurious model in the Escalade lineup and one of the most technically advanced SUVs on the market.