2015 Cadillac Escalade-Release Date and Rumors
The new 2015 Cadillac Escalade brings new levels of luxury towards the fourth generation from the make’s largest and the majority imposing vehicle.
Offered each like a typical sport-utility vehicle and also the extra-long eight-seat Escalade ESV version, the 2015 Escalade brings V-8 energy along side visible chrome and bling, a lot higher-end handcrafted luxury interior finishings, and Cadillac’s CUE touch-screen infotainment system.
On the outside, the new 2015 Escalade remains what it’s always been: a large sport-utility vehicle that shares much of its basic structure and running gear with the more plebian Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and the GMC Yukon. The new model makes its greatest strides in improving both the materials and technology, with the goal of bringing them up to the international luxury standards found in the rest of the Cadillac lineup–albeit in a uniquely American vehicle type.
From the outside, the 2015 Escalade is not only big but bold. Cadillac calls the new lines “crisp” and more sophisticated, led off once again by full LED lighting front and rear. The low beams use five crystal lenses and LEDs, with the high beams shining through four vertically stacked lenses. At the rear, LED taillights reach vertically up to the roof and illuminate the Cadillac wreath-and-crest logo. LEDs even illuminate the door handles of the Premium model.
The 2015 Escalade boasts tighter panel tolerances than other of GM’s trucks, and the door fit into body openings, rather than over them. The hood and tailgate are aluminum, and all Escalades use active grille shutters to reduce drag at speed–all in the service of greater fuel efficiency for this large and heavy vehicle (the most luxurious ESV model weighs 3 tons). The standard wheels are 20 inches, with a 22-inch available as an option.
The standard Escalade is 204 inches inches long, and the extended Escalade ESV is 224 inches–or just shy of 19 feet–in length. The standard model has 51.6 cubic feet of luggage space with the rear seat up; the ESV increases that to 76.5 cubic feet. Towing capacity is 7,700 to 8,200 pounds, depending on configuration.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Release Date
The bigger question is how much weight Cadillac can extract from the Escalade. A diet of extensive aluminum and high-strength steel helped shed around 250 pounds from the new Chevy Silverado, which is based on the same chassis. Repeating the trick for the Escalade could help it climb from its current 16 mpg combined and get all-wheel-drive models into the mid-to-high teens.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Rumors
Rumors of termination of production Cadillac Escalade, and rumors of changing the name of this SUV, are not true. In fact, there have been numerous speculations about the Escalade renamed in the ELR or CTS-V, and even that will cease to be produced. Fortunately for all of us, the new 2015 Cadillac Escalade will appear on the market in 2014 as a model for 2015.
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