The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will carry a starting MSRP of $71,695.
That represents an increase over the current $68,965 base price for a normal wheelbase rear-wheel drive model including $995 in delivery fees. The new Escalade is expected to begin arriving in dealerships this spring so an official pricing announcement can’t be far away. The price increase discussed here reflects the pre-delivery price of the 2014 and 2015 model years.
The 2015 Escalade uses General Motors new 6.2-liter V8 making 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy ratings for the vehicle, which still uses a six-speed automatic for now, are still unreleased.
For its fourth-generation Escalade, the company heavily revised the cabin. Previous versions were scrutinized for being too close to less expensive platform-sharing SUVs from GM’s Chevrolet and GMC brands. This time Cadillac is hoping to capture the luxury SUV market’s attention with a full-size SUV that stands apart from its corporate siblings. The exterior also adopts Cadillac’s current corporate style while taking on the same structural cues as GM’s other new SUVs.
Update: Strosberg later confirmed in an email that the pricing reported here is correct and was not leaked.
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[Source: GM Inside News]
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