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2015 Cadillac Escalade Images Leak Before Debut
It was bound to happen… Images of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade just leaked online via screenshots of a promotional video.
According to CarScoops, a promotional video was published on AutoBlog, leaking images of GM’s new flagship luxury SUV. The link provided in the CarScoops post is already dead, but the damage is done.
Entering its fourth generation for the 2015 model year, the newest luxury SUV adopts styling cues that put it in line with other current Cadillac products. Tall headlights wrap over the front fenders and even taller light pillars are in place as rear lamps.
As you probably expected, the most expensive iteration of GM’s new SUVs holds body characteristics in common with the Denali, Suburban and Tahoe from GMC and Chevrolet. For example, the screen shots reveal that it has the same rear spoiler and boxy silhouette as the aforementioned vehicles.
General Motors previewed the cabin last week, revealing a center stack equipped with the brand’s CUE infotainment system as well as its updated styling cues.
2015 Cadillac Escalade Is Exactly What You Expect
Leading up to the debut of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, we were told that the new luxo-SUV would be "much less ostentatious" and that we could expect greater differentiation from its Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon siblings. And while those things may be true to some extent, after digesting the full raft of Escalade information and photography, we can say that this new 2015 model is exactly what we were expecting all along.
No, there isn't a single part of the new Escalade package makes us go "wow" or "ooh," but it still looks like a solid, nicely updated offering that will surely attract the same sort of baller status when it hits the road. For starters, the new front end has been completely redesigned, where cleaner, tauter lines work with the full-LED headlamps and running lamps to create a face that, while familiar, falls right in line with the rest of Cadillac's lineup. Around the sides, the shape is exactly the same as the rest of the SUV's platform mates, with better-fitting body panels and a handsome, upright design. Of course, 20-inch wheels are standard, and hifalutin' 22-inch rollers are available (in chrome, we assume). Things get really interesting around back, where full-LED taillamps extend from the bumper all the way up to the top of the tailgate, and – like the Tahoe/Suburban/Yukon – the rear window wiper has been integrated into the top of the hatch for a cleaner look. It all looks pretty modern and good, but doesn't really tone down the otherwise flashiness of the Escalade package.
Like its predecessor, the new Escalade will be available in standard- and extended-wheelbase formats (bring on the EXT!). Only one engine is available: GM's 6.2-litre EcoTec3 V8, good for 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both two- and four-wheel drive configurations will be offered, and the new Escalade should be a bit better to drive than the previous model, with a new coil-over front suspension and five-link rear setup, a wider track, variable-assist electric power steering and Cadillac's Magnetic Ride Control system with Tour and Sport modes.
The biggest differentiation between the new and old 'Slades is the interior, and here, this is the one place where you can sort of see greater separation between the Cadillac and its platform-mates. GM is really touting the Escalade's interior craftsmanship, calling it "one of the industry's most authentic and luxurious cabins," and we have to say, at least from the photos, it looks darn nice. Up front, the dash takes on a design that nicely incorporates Cadillac's waterfall centre stack, with the CUE touchscreen interface front and center. Behind the front seats, both six- and seven-passenger seating configurations are available, with rear seats that fold completely flat.
Another carry-over feature from the Tahoe/Yukon, but perhaps most necessary on the Escalade, is the enhanced security system. There's now an intrusion sensor, inclination sensor and glass breakage sensors. Not only do these trigger the alarm systems, but some of these functions shut down the key control, and these security devices are supported by OnStar to help law enforcement locate the vehicle in the event that it's actually stolen.
Pricing, fuel economy specs and more details will be revealed closer to the Escalade's on-sale date early next year.
That thing is the size of a living room
GTA V inspired styling
Escalades are so shitty though
everyone's like "ooh an Escalade fancy" but they're just as shit as a Tahoe
the only people who like escalades are urban people and nerdy white guys who just dont known any better than to get a cadiallac.
Wow, that's amazing!
What are the big differences between the Tahoe and Yukon? (sidenote: New Escalade's headlights are meh.)
badging. the Tahoe comes with less luxury stuff as its a Chevy and the Yukon comes with more as its a GMC.
i like the way the current gen tahoe looks
yeah this is a step back in styling. even the new interiors are worse
love the escalade ... exactly how it should be
Are these even decent off road?
They're ok. They're always gonna be limited by their sheer size, though. The Z71 versions are the ones to get if you're gonna spend and significant amount of time doing some moderate off-roading. Their more for mud, sand, and snow than rock-hopping.
limited by tires
Does it matter? 99% of people who buy these aren't going off road.
not for mudding or rock crawling , but for snow, cottage , construction , bumpy backroad stuff they are pretty good , thats really what most people need in an offroader anyway.
the headlights kill it...