For the 2015MY, Cadillac Escalade will carry a price tag of $72,690, including shipping, which means it will be with $8,000 more expensive comparing it with the 2014MY. Set to go on sale this spring, the 2015 Escalade will ditch the base model, which was sold in light volumes back in 2014.
The base price for the 2015 Escalade is $3,725 higher than the comparable '14 trim, which was one step up from a base model. For those who don’t know, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is powered by an improved 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 460 pounds-feet (623 Nm) of torque. The outgoing version was powered by the same engine but delivered only 403 hp and 417 lbs-feet of torque.
The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, while an eight-speed automatic gearbox is expected to be found on the new Escalade by mid-2015. In terms of design, the 2015 Escalade comes with vertical headlights fitted with four vertically stacked crystal lenses and LEDs. At the rear, the SUV comes with tall taillights fitted with LED technology.
The interior was also updated and is now roomier and plusher, features real wood and suede accents. Cadillac CUE infotainment is offered as standard As an option, Cadillac offers a 9-inch screen, while ESV models get two screens.
“Cadillac’s growth provides the ideal stage for the all-new Escalade to take a major leap forward,” said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Cadillac. “The 2015 Escalade is completely new and elevated in design and technology, inside and out. The clear objective is to once again assume the leadership position among luxury SUVs.”