Generation Four, 2015 –
To keep improving the breed, an all-new Escalade has been prepared for the 2015 model year. This luxury SUV has been totally redesigned from rockers to roof rails, just like GM’s other pickup trucks and body-on-frame utility vehicles.
The ‘15 Escalade offers a host of advanced new safety features including front AND rear automatic braking designed to prevent dangerous low-speed collisions. The brand’s third-generation magnetic ride control system is also on the menu (it’s standard on Tour and Sport models).
An EcoTec3 6.2-liter V8 engine is nestled in the compartment immediately behind the massive wreath and crest adorning the Escalade’s prow. Brandishing direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation and more advanced technology this powerplant delivers an advertised 420 horses with 460 lb-ft of torque. A familiar six-speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox offered.
The all-new Escalade should also feature a high-quality cabin with cut-and-sewn materials and real-wood trimmings. The overall interior design should be much more premium than past iterations.
We’ll be evaluating this brand-new luxury utility vehicle in the coming days. Look for a full review and video of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade on AutoGuide very soon.
GALLERY: 2015 Cadillac Escalade
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