Cadillac News, Concepts, Future Models, Rumors and more Discussion, Cadillac News: 2015 Cadillac Escalade blings its way into LA in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Filed under: LA Auto Show , SUV , Cadillac , Luxury The new Cadillac Escalade sauntered out onto the Los ...
- 11-21-13 10:50 AM #1
Cadillac News: 2015 Cadillac Escalade blings its way into LA
Filed under: LA Auto Show, SUV, Cadillac, Luxury
The new Cadillac Escalade sauntered out onto the Los Angeles Auto Show stage, showing off its new familial face and redesigned interior. That exterior, with its slim, wrap-over headlights and tall, vertical taillights (both made up of LEDs) is a subtle but significant departure from the past styling of General Motors' flagship SUV.
And while there's no shortage of stuff to discuss about the Caddy's exterior, its cabin is where the big changes happen. Aside from the column-mounted shifter, the cabin receives a heavy going-over, receiving Cadillac's new CUE infotainment system and a significant upgrade to the materials. Comparing it to furniture, Eric Clough, Cadillac's director of design for interiors, said, "An exceptional level of craftsmanship has gone into the redesign of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, and it all centers on the premium materials and extensive use of cut-and-sew live stitching."
Under hood sits a 420-horsepower, 460-pound-foot, 6.2-liter V8. Fitted with direct injection and active fuel management, fuel economy for the big Escalade should get a much-needed boost beyond the current model's 14-city and 18-highway miles per gallon, although official numbers haven't been published quite yet. A six-speed automatic is the sole gearbox choice. Cadillac has also fitted the new Escalade with GM's magnetic ride control system, which should deliver a more refined ride than its predecessor.
The 2014 Escalade will be available in both standard and long-wheelbase ESV variants, along with two and four-wheel drive (naturally). Take a look below for the full press release from Cadillac, and then hop up to the top of the page for our gallery of live images from LA.Continue reading 2015 Cadillac Escalade blings its way into LA
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- 12-29-13 06:08 PM #2Cadillac Owners Member
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Oh, Cadillac, please move way from "Bling"....