Hot News: 2015 Cadillac Escalade to be Introduced This Fall
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV will reach dealerships by spring
2014, a General Motors slideshow for investors has revealed. A Cadillac
representative confirmed the on-sale date, and told us that the new
Escalade will make a public debut in the fall.
The slideshow itself doesn’t reveal much more about the 2015 Cadillac
Escalade than its on-sale date. However, our spy photographers have
caught the new luxury model testing on its own and with a group
of GM large SUVs. The new Escalade will be mechanically paired with new
versions of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon and
Yukon XL. The SUVs will use an adapted version of the platform that
underpins the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks.
Under the hood, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade will probably offer the
same 6.2-liter V-8 engines as in the Silverado and Sierra. Eventually,
however, we expect the luxury SUV to add the twin-turbo V-6 engine and
eight-speed automatic transmission found in the 2014 Cadillac CTS and XTS. The interior of the new Escalade will be more highly differentiated
from the Chevrolet and GMC SUVs; Cadillac global vice president said
last year that the new Escalade’s interior would be much more premium so
as to command higher prices.