The next generation Cadillac Escalade has been unveiled in New York. The big brute SUV has received sharp styling treatment with an aggressive tone. General Motors use similar full sized design on the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon as well. The Cadillac Escalade is in its fourth generation and looks the most attractive amongst its cousin brothers. The interiors are contemporary as well, there is a neat layout and premium materials are used inside the cabin. The centre console boasts of a 8-inch touch screen display as standard, while the traditional instrument cluster has been replaced by a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is well-equipped with convenience and safety features such as Bluetooth phone and navigation systems, Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system, Driver Awareness package, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert. To prevent theft attempts, the new Escalade comes with intrusion sensor, inclination sensor and glass breakage sensors. The Cadillac Escalade is based on the traditional body on frame architecture and is offered in two wheelbase versions, 2946 mm and 3302 mm.
Powering the Cadillac Escalade is a 6.2-litre V8 direct injection petrol engine that produces 420 BHP of power with 623 Nm of torque, which is a slight bump compared to the previous model. The hefty engine is mated to GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed automatic transmission with TapShift control. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control will be offered as standard across all models. More details such as pricing, equipment grades and fuel economy will be revealed closer to the launch, which is expected around March 2014. Shouldn’t GM offer Cadillac cars in India?