2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

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2015 cadillac escalade unveiled

The nearly decade long wait for the new Cadillac Escalade is over, with the 2015 model debuting in New York city at a special event hosted by GM. Our friends at AutoGuide.com attended and graciously shared their live shots with us.

With the Chevrolet Avalanche gone, the pseudo-truck EXT model is no longer available, but the base and extended-wheelbase ESV models will stick around. Power comes from a 6.2L V8 making 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft via a 6-speed automatic. Cadillac’s CUE system will also appear, as well as a suite of active safety features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning systems and adaptive cruise control. Despite some weight savings, expect fuel economy gains to be modest.

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  • Hummer Hummer on Oct 09, 2013

    Oh by the way fuel economy on the 6.2 is estimated 15 city 21 highway. That's impressive no matter how you spin it.

  • BklynPete BklynPete on Oct 09, 2013

    Ah, so THIS is what all those Caddies were doing parked outside the Metropolitan Pavilion on Monday night? To make this even more tasteful, I heard that Donald Trump was Cadillac's very special guest. It is what it is -- the King Monster, the updated Sixties Cadillac, just as the GMC Yukon Denali is today's Olds Regency 98 or Buick Electra 225 and the Tahoe/Suburban is today's Caprice Classic/Bonneville Brougham. But whatever.....who really cares what they look like? It's the $$$ they generate that count. Cadillac can hype all the CTS, ATS, SRX and ATS variants til the cows come home, but we all know what pays the bills.

    • Xflowgolf Xflowgolf on Oct 10, 2013

      "It is what it is — the King Monster, the updated Sixties Cadillac, just as the GMC Yukon Denali is today’s Olds Regency 98 or Buick Electra 225 and the Tahoe/Suburban is today’s Caprice Classic/Bonneville Brougham." That's perhaps the best comparison I've seen of what has become of the GM SUV's. They're the modern day v8 body on frame family haulers of yore, right down to the sub brand models. Even the slab sided nature and vertical tailight illumination on the Escalade draws some influence from a '66 Sedan Deville.

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