The 2015 Cadillac Escalade – The New Standard of The World
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is coming here to Middle East or more precisely here in UAE as the final piece of triad: a jewel in the crown among GM’s SUV lineup of Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Youkon. The Escalade got the boost of fame in the form of from it’s EXT version (part truck part SUV) with it’s appearance in the Hollywood blockbuster movie Matrix and along side with various rap artists showing their love of all bling super luxury and uber cool. And from there on to present day it’s the American definition of luxury, a hallmark of success.
This time it seems like the top management of Cadillac opened the vault full of cash to its boffins and designers and let them take charge. the result is craftsmanship of Arts and Science. From hand crafted interior with cross stitch hand sewn leather steering wheel, a process that can’t be duplicated. Three different types of exquisite leather surfaces meets the 3 different handpicked wood that covers the most part of interior. The all electronic 4 way re-configurable display replaces the conventional gauges. 8 inch center touch screen that provides NavTraffic and Real-Time Weather.
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And finally here is the Cadillac Middle East Press Release:
DUBAI – The all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade is a sophisticated luxury SUV designed to establish new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.
The fourth-generation Escalade is an entirely new design yet instantly recognizable. Much of the story of Cadillac’s redesigned flagship SUV is in the interior, where new levels of luxury combine with the latest technology.
From its introduction, Escalade quickly became the standard among luxury SUVs with a formula of bold design, powerful capability and luxurious accommodation for up to eight occupants. Three succeeding generations led luxury SUV customers to confer icon status on it. The 2015 Escalade takes design and technical elements from Cadillac’s product expansion to elevate the brand’s signature SUV.
The product line will consist of the standard Escalade model, as well as the extended-length ESV edition, which offers a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length, maximizing space for third-row passengers and 60 percent more cargo space behind the third-row seat.
Offered with 4WD drivetrain, Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, the world’s fastest-reacting suspension system, is now standard and delivers precisely controlled driving performance.
The exterior features crisp, new and more sophisticated surfaces, accented by dramatic light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting.
The new interior features cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, with wood trim options chosen for elegance and authenticity. Seats were engineered to be more comfortable and sculpted in appearance. The new interior is dramatically quieter, too, thanks to a stronger new body structure, new and enhanced acoustic material, 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 onto the windshield. An available Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system includes a nine-inch, roof-mounted screen on Escalade and two nine-inch screens on Escalade ESV.
The front seating area offers more than 1.5 inches (44 mm) more headroom and more than four inches (101 mm) of additional legroom compared to previous models while the second- and third-row seats fold flat for greater cargo versatility – and a segment-first hands-free lift-gate includes programmable height settings.
Escalade’s new technologies 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 avoid front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking, if necessary.
Also new is the segment’s only Front Seat Center-Mounted air bag, which is engineered to provide additional protection to drivers and front passengers in far-side impact crashes, where the affected occupant is on the opposite, non-struck side of the vehicle.
A Driver Awareness package includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, and the patented Safety Alert Seat, which offers directional vibrations to alert the driver about potential crash threats. A Driver Assist package adds Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Automatic Collision Preparation and Automatic Safety Belt Tightening.
Additionally, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert are standard on the Premium model.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade arrives in showrooms across the Middle East in mid-July 2014 with MSRP prices in the UAE starting from AED