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Behold, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM ups the luxury ante with hotly anticipated SUV

  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM pulled the covers off the widely hyped 2015 Cadillac Escalade Tuesday night in New York. Here’s what all the fuss was about:

The first thing you need to know about the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade is that GM wanted it to be as unique as possible when compared to its Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon cousins, CarBuzz reports.

Aside from the overall exterior dimensions, a shared engine, and several other components, the Escalade was designed to be a far more luxurious SUV, especially with its interior.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

The new exterior design can’t be mistaken for anything other than a Caddy.

Featuring all of the familiar styling trademarks a la ATS and CTS, there are full LED headlamps and running lamps. 20-inch wheels come standard, as does plenty of extra body work to help further differentiate it from GM’s other full-size SUVs.

But perhaps the Escalade’s greatest draw is its interior, which is a dramatic improvement over its predecessor’s.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM describes it as “one of the industry’s most authentic and luxurious cabins.” Cadillac’s CUE touchscreen system with voice recognition comes standard, as do heated and cooled front and second-row bucket seats. Six- and seven-passenger seating configurations are offered, and the rear seats fold completely flat.

The sole engine is a 6.2-litre V8 that’s good for 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired to a six-speed automatic.

Official pricing and fuel economy numbers aren’t available yet, but regardless of those numbers, it’s a safe bet there will be plenty of buyers lining up to own one.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

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