Cadillac continues to tease the 2015 Escalade ahead of its
October 7 debut
. This time, Cadillac has fully revealed the dash layout for its big and luxurious SUV. On the outside, we expect an even bigger and bolder look than the current model. Inside, however, is where the biggest gains will be realized; the 2015 Escalade appears to have finally received the interior worthy of its luxury positioning.
The interior combines luxurious elements with advanced technology. Owners can expect hand-stitched leather surfaces, real wood trim and Cadillac’s CUE interface. The design is highlighted by warm colors and premium materials, and has clearly been inspired by recent Cadillac concepts like the Elmiraj and Ciel.
The 2015 Escalade will ride on GM's K2XX platform, which also underpins the GMC Sierra
and Chevrolet Silverado
full-size pickups and GMC Yukon
and Chevy Tahoe
SUVs. For its fourth generation, it’s clear Cadillac is taking great pains to distance the Escalade from its platform-mates.
At launch, Cadillac is expected to offer the Escalade with a 6.2-liter V-8, producing around 420 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Official specifications will be announced closer to the reveal date.
This move upscale could result in a sticker price above $65,000, placing the Escalade far above its Chevy and GMC siblings in the pricing hierarchy, and potentially making room in the lineup for a smaller three-row Cadillac crossover.
Cadillac will reveal the 2015 Escalade in New York City on October 7 along with a portrait series and behind-the-scenes video by indie artist Autumn de Wilde. For more on the vehicle, check out these previous teaser videos
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