Cadillac has just introduced its latest 2015 Cadillac Escalade - sophisticated luxury SUV which offers exclusive craftsmanship and technology. The fourth-generation Escalade has a brand new design strongly visible throughout the interior.

This SUV has bold design, powerful capability and luxurious accommodations for up to eight occupants. The production of the 2015 Escalade will begin next spring in Arlington, Texas. The product line will comprise of the standard Escalade model, as well as the extended-length ESV edition. The latter will be with 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length.

In addition, the Escalade will be offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains. The vehicle will be equipped as a standard with a new 6.2L V-8 engine that and brand's Magnetic Ride Control, which is the world's fastest-reacting suspension system.

Other exterior highlights are the crisp sophisticated surfaces, accented by dramatic light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting. On the other hand, the interior includes cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, with wood trim options. In addition, the interior is dramatically quieter due to a stronger new body structure, new and enhanced acoustic material, and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.

CUE is Cadillac's advanced system for connectivity and control, which also comes as a standard here and includes voice recognition with touch controls. Also standard is the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, while as an option there is available Blu-Ray DVD rear entertainment system that features a nine-inch, roof-mounted screen on Escalade and two nine-inch screens on Escalade ESV.

The safety features included here are the Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Front Seat Center-Mounted air bag, Driver Awareness package which includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, and the patented Safety Alert Seat, Driver Assist package that adds Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Automatic Collision Preparation and Automatic Safety Belt Tightening. Additionally there are offered Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert, which are standard on Luxury and Premium models.

Real wood combined with premium cut-and-sewn materials and sueded accents, along with ambient lighting, were designed to add elegance to the interior design. Tight tolerances of the instrument panel and door panels, precision controls and triple-sealed doors were engineered and designed to reinforce a feeling of quality.

The seats there were designed to be more comfortable and sculpted and incorporate dual-firmness foam that ensures long-trip comfort and helps retain appearance over time. Heated and cooled seats are standard in front and second-row bucket seats have standard heat.

New enhanced technologies are featured here for the first time, such as the standard CUE infotainment system and high-resolution 12.3-inch digital driver information center display

The new Escalade's exterior adds full LED lighting. The headlamps incorporate the industry's first Total Internal Reflection LED high-beam function, which consists of four vertically stacked crystal lenses and LEDs.

On the other hand, the low beam comprises of five crystal lenses and LEDs, while the tall and thin vertical LED taillamps reach to the top of the Escalade and feature the brand's wreath-and-crest insignia, which illuminates in the dark. Escalade also features LED-illuminated door handles on the Premium Collection.

Going further into details, the vehicle is equipped with the 6.2L V-8 engine which is capable of producing 420 horsepower (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft of torque (623 Nm). The new technologies featured here include direct injection, Active Fuel Management, or cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system. The unit is coupled with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission with enhanced TapShift control.

The performance of Escalade is channeled to a more sophisticated chassis and suspension system. For instance the shear-style body mounts help reduce vibrations transmitted into the vehicle. The additional chassis and suspension highlights include:

  • Coil-over-shock front suspension and five-link/coil-spring rear suspension
  • Wider rear track that contributes to a more planted stance
  • Standard 20-inch wheels and available 22-inch wheels
  • New, electric variable-assist power steering system that enhances fuel economy and tailors steering assist to vehicle speed
  • New 9.5-inch rear axle and standard automatic locking rear differential
  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control, incorporating tow/haul mode, auto grade braking and hill start assist
  • New four-wheel-disc brake system with Duralife brake rotors that offer up to double the service life, along with brake pedal revisions engineered to improve pedal feel for more confident braking performance
  • Third-generation magnetic ride control is standard with Tour and Sport modes.

Next, the Magnetic Ride Control is in fact a real-time damping system. It delivers more precise body motion control by managing the road every millisecond. This new technology substitutes the conventional mechanical-valve shocks with electronically controlled shocks filled with a magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. Under the presence of a magnetic field, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance almost instantly.

The security features of 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been created in order to deliver greater safet to theft attempts. They include intrusion sensor, inclination sensor and glass breakage sensors. Along with triggering the vehicle's alarm systems, these features shut down key control systems to make it almost impossible to start or move the vehicle. OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance is what helps the police locate the vehicle.

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Source: Cadillac