GM tries to reel in luxury buyers with handcrafted interiors and power boosts.
Although the 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV wereofficially unveiled a few months back, GM is still releasing details on theupcoming models prior to their sales debuts. The two 2015 models will offermuch more luxury than the outgoing models they replace, aiming to overcome thecheap memories of their predecessors’ cabins. For those who are still willingto shop with GM after the current recall madness, the new Escalade models havea lot to offer for their hefty prices.
First off, the exterior gains a new Galvano chrome grillewith LED headlights, side steps and 20-inch aluminum wheels. But what reallysets the new models apart is the interior, featuring a choice of threehandcrafted cabins including heated wood/leather stearing wheels, tri-zoneclimate, ambient lighting and fold-flat second and third rows. The entire cabinis 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 a6-speed automatic that generates 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.