GM tries to reel in luxury buyers with handcrafted interiors and power boosts.
Although the 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV were officially unveiled a few months back, GM is still releasing details on the upcoming models prior to their sales debuts. The two 2015 models will offer much more luxury than the outgoing models they replace, aiming to overcome the cheap memories of their predecessors’ cabins. For those who are still willing to shop with GM after the current recall madness, the new Escalade models have a lot to offer for their hefty prices.
First off, the exterior gains a new Galvano chrome grille with LED headlights, side steps and 20-inch aluminum wheels. But what really sets the new models apart is the interior, featuring a choice of three handcrafted cabins including heated wood/leather stearing wheels, tri-zone climate, ambient lighting and fold-flat second and third rows. The entire cabin is inspired by the “cut and sew” furniture-crafting technique, covering seats, steering wheel, door panels and dashboard. Both models receive a 6.2L V8 with a 6-speed automatic that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.