2015 Cadillac Escalade Features and Improvements
The new, 4th generation of 2015 Cadillac Escalade was finally presented. Escalade fans and general public were curious to see what the Cadillac management had in mind when they made such a brave move. While gas prices continuously rise, manufacturers try to focus on producing the less fuel consuming cars. On the other hand, the people who make Cadillac, the American icon, will grab the luxury SUVs market segment for themselves by this 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Trying to make this happen, they improved the new Escalade’s interior and design. They also implemented the newest technology.
APPEARANCE OF THE NEW 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE
Like Ed Welburn, GM Global Design vice-president said while speaking of appearances, the new 2015 Cadillac Escalade is “bigger than life”. Actually, Escalade has the same structure as GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. When the production starts, they will make a standard 2015 Cadillac Escalade, but also extended-length ESV, 20 inches longer. It will have more space for passengers in the third row and 60% more space for cargo placement. In other words, it will have 76,5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the basic model will have 57,6 cubic feet. Of course, it’s wheelbase will be 14 inches longer in comparison to the standard 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Every model will have drag-reducing active grille shutters. As we expected, we will see LEDs both in front and rear lights. The low beams will be powered by LEDs and five crystal lenses. The high beams will be powered by 4 attractive vertically positioned lenses.
2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE INTERIOR
When you take a look inside, you will be impressed by the pure luxury incarnated in cut-and-sewn upholstery, suede accents and real wood. Passengers will have more space, but especially in the front row seats. There will be 1,5 inches more headroom and 4 inches more legroom. Besides the space, passengers’ comfort will be taken care of by heaters and coolers in the front row seats and coolers in the second row seats as standard. Cadillac voice activated system will hide behind 12,3 inch touch-screen located on the dashboard. We should mention traffic information, satellite radio, navigation and a lot more stuff you will get. Optionally, you can get a rear entertainment system. In the standard model you use this system to watch BlueRay DVDs on a single 9-inch screen or on two separate screens in extended 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
ENGINE AND PASSENGERS’ SAFETY IN 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE
The engine in 2015 Cadillac Escalade will have 10% more torque than previous Escalade. It will have 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This new V-8 will have a direct injection and it will have cylinder shutoff made for fuel efficiency. It is a smart move, since 2015 Cadillac Escalade has 6.2-liter engine. All wheel drive will be optional, while standard rear wheel drive will get power via six-speed automatic transmission. Your enjoyment in ride and handling will be improved by standard Magnetic Ride Control system. This is a suspension system which makes optimal chassis response to road conditions in real time. Passengers are secured by numerous airbags and other security systems. You can choose from forward-collision warnings, side blind-zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, line change alert and safety-seat alert system.
2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE RELEASE DATE
Arlington in Texas will be home of 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Release date is not specified yet, but the production in Arlington will start in spring next year and we can expect the first models to be on the market several weeks later.