GM SUVs Getting Eight-Speed, 360-Degree Camera

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Certain 2015 General Motors SUVs will gain new technologies in the coming months.

According to a recent report, GM will be adding its eight-speed automatic transmission and 360-degree camera system to select SUV models such as the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon. The 360-Degree Vision System utilizes a pair of side-view cameras that work in conjunction with the existing rear-view camera and a new front-view camera mounted in the front grille, resulting in a full 360-degree view.

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The camera will first arrive on the Escalade as part of the 2015.5 update that will also integrate Cadillac’s new emblem and a range-topping Platinum model.

Just like the the GM half-ton trucks, it is being reported that the Cadillac Escalade and Yukon Denali equipped with the company’s 6.2-liter V8 will benefit from an eight-speed transmission as well. The 5.3-liter V8 will continue on using the six-speed automatic.

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[Source: GM Inside News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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