But hopefully you won't have to.
Cruising around in a luxurious full-size SUV like the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a great way to show off success without drawing too much attention. It's not a Lamborghini Urus after all. This discrete nature comes in handy for ultra-affluent buyers who may fear for their own safety while out on the road.
A Canadian company called Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing builds secure rolling palaces for this exclusive clientele. Inkas already built an armored vehicle based on the Escalade's main rival, the Lincoln Navigator, but it now offers packages on the latest-generation Escalade.
Customers can select from either of the Escalade's optional engines. These include a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque or a more frugal 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six with 260 hp and the same amount of torque. Though the diesel can likely go further on a tank, we'd opt for the V8 since the diesel will probably feel sluggish at speed with all of the added weight.
The Inkas Armored Escalade uses lightweight ballistic armor, covering the vehicle with all-around protection. This armor gives the Escalade CEN 1063 BR6 protection with a proprietary overlap system on the door seals to protect from bullets. On top of the armor protection, Inkas offers sirens, PA systems, LED strobe lights, a blackout package, a fire suppression system, assisted doors, and more.
Most impressively, Inkas retains all of the car's standard features, including 38 inches of OLED screen, a 36-speaker AKG sound system, ambient lighting, massage seats, and an available Super Cruise system with hands-free driving. The latest Escalade already has a fabulous interior, but Inkas offers numerous upholstery options and decorative elements so owners can take their vehicle to the next level of luxury.
Delivery is now available to all major seaports with airfreight upon special request. Inkas charges $150,000 (vehicle included) for the Armored Navigator, so we expect the Escalade to carry a similar price tag.