2015 Cadillac Escalade Unveiled

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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  • FreedMike Back in the '70s, the one thing keeping consumers from buying more Datsuns was styling - these guys were bringing over some of the ugliest product imaginable. Remember the F10? As hard as I try to blot that rolling aberration from my memory, it comes back. So the name change to Nissan made sense, and happened right as they started bringing over good-looking product (like the Maxima that will be featured in this series). They made a pretty clean break.
  • Flowerplough Liability - Autonomous vehicles must be programmed to make life-ending decisions, and who wants to risk that? Hit the moose or dive into the steep grassy ditch? Ram the sudden pile up that is occurring mere feet in front of the bumper or scan the oncoming lane and swing left? Ram the rogue machine that suddenly swung into my lane, head on, or hop up onto the sidewalk and maybe bump a pedestrian? With no driver involved, Ford/Volkswagen or GM or whomever will bear full responsibility and, in America, be ambulance-chaser sued into bankruptcy and extinction in well under a decade. Or maybe the yuge corporations will get special, good-faith, immunity laws, nation-wide? Yeah, that's the ticket.
  • FreedMike It's not that consumers wouldn't want this tech in theory - I think they would. Honestly, the idea of a car that can take over the truly tedious driving stuff that drives me bonkers - like sitting in traffic - appeals to me. But there's no way I'd put my property and my life in the hands of tech that's clearly not ready for prime time, and neither would the majority of other drivers. If they want this tech to sell, they need to get it right.
  • TitaniumZ Of course they are starting to "sour" on the idea. That's what happens when cars start to drive better than people. Humanpilots mostly suck and make bad decisions.