CADILLAC has introduced an all-new model of its full-size sport-ute, ultra-luxurious Escalade, which the carmaker said sets new benchmarks for hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology.
The fourth-gen Escalade is instantly recognizable as a Cadillac, a brand that has been famous for extravagant styling marked by huge fin tails and blinding chrome, and which defined opulence for fat Americans, mobsters and the dearly departed. The changes in the latest Escalade, the wealthy version of the Chevy Suburban, focus on the vehicle’s interior where luxury mixes with the latest technology.
And so it gets cut-and-sewn and wrapped materials, with wood trim options chosen for elegance and authenticity, according to Cadillac prose. The Escalade’s seats are also more comfortable and sculpted to hug fat. A stronger body structure, new and enhanced acoustic material, and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology make the cabin quieter. Cadillac’s Cue voice-recognition controls multimedia gizmos that count in Blu-Ray DVD.
Power, whether in the two-wheel or four-wheel drive versions, comes from a 6.2-liter V8 engine while the chassis sits on Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, which fuses comfort and suspension dynamics.
A long-wheelbase version offers more room for passengers in the third-row seats, as well as cargo aft of those seats. Or a body in a box.