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$5,000 discount is offered for trade-ins of Lincoln Navigator for 2018 Cadillac Escalade

The battle for dominance in the market for large, luxurious body-on-frame sports utility vehicles is already heating up even before Ford commences sales of its new Lincoln Navigator SUV. This comes as GM decided to offer a trade-in deal that sees $5,000 off a new Cadillac Escalade.

Ford is all set to begin sales of the new Navigator SUV sometime next week. It is a massive improvement over the current iteration. There is also a massive step-up in price, with the new Lincoln Navigator having a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $72,055. As a new generation vehicle that boasts of being a far cry from the current version, the Lincoln Navigator is attracting a lot of attention, and that could potentially translate to huge sales.

On the other hand, GM is offering the Cadillac Escalade for the 2018 model year. While it is not an outgoing model, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade hasn’t received major enhancements since the 2015 model year. Although the Cadillac Escalade is expected to remain a dominant force in its segment, its sales superiority is being challenged heavily by the new Lincoln Navigator. In short, GM will be having its hands full defending its position in the luxury SUV segment until it rolls out a new generation -- or even a major update -- of the Cadillac Escalade.

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Dr. Dre’s new maxed out Cadillac Escalade ESV cost him around $200,000

Only a few people would have the guts and the money to ask for all of the customization options for a vehicle. And Dr. Dre is one of them. Dr. Dre recently received the delivery of a 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV. This is not your ordinary Escalade, which is Cadillac’s flagship SUV. This is the ESV. This is the longer version of the Cadillac full-size SUV.

Typically, the Cadillac Escalade ESV fetches a price that does not even reach hundreds of thousands of dollars – standard trim starts at $73, 965 (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees -- even when equipped with the top and latest specs and features.

However, the fully customized Cadillac Escalade – a work of custom luxury tuner Becker Automotive Design – reportedly stripped around $200,000 off Dr. Dre’s pockets. That amount would be just a penny for the man, considered that he is thought to have a net worth of around $700 million.

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Cadillac hikes output of Escalade SUV over strong demand

Strong demand for the Cadillac Escalade SUV amid has prompted the carmaker to increase its output. According to Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen, production of Escalades at GM’s Arlington, Texas, assembly site will be expanded to bring over 2,000 more SUVs – which means the luxury brand has an annual supply of 32,000 trucks.

In 2013, Cadillac managed to sell 30,469 MY2014-2015 Escalade and Escalade ESV models. Supply for the Escalade has been tight since its launch last year, with dealers saying that customers who purchased the SUV had to wait for a month or more before receiving their units since the vehicles were being held at the plant for quality inspections and last-minute fixes.

GM product chief Mark Reuss remarked that the carmaker has taken extra time to get the SUV’s hand-stitched interior right. “We’re learning how to make that at rate with high quality,” Reuss said.

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Lincoln refreshes Navigator to announce it is still alive, challenge Escalade

While executives at Lincoln say that the 2015 Navigator is a moderate refreshening, the full-sized luxury SUV is actually expected to retake the lead in a segment the brand pioneered in the 1990s but eventually lost to the Cadillac Escalade.

Lincoln is hoping that the 2015 Navigator would serve as a reminder that the brand is still one of the dominant names in the luxury car industry, preparing customers to the real deal after two or three years when Lincoln rolls out a redesigned Navigator.

While Lincoln executives won’t discuss future product plans, industry analysts expect the new Navigator to bear an aluminum body. Lincoln was credited with creating the full-size luxury truck-based SUV segment, rolling out the MY1997 Navigator in 1996.

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The 2015 Cadillac Escalade has just received the new Platinum Collection model that will arrive in the fourth quarter this year. Priced from $90,270 including the $995 destination charge, the 2015 Escalade Platinum arrives with new upgrades including first- and second-row seats wrapped in Nappa semi-aniline leather but also a dashboard, upper door panels and center console hand-stitched and hand-wrapped in leather.

Two interior environments are available, each featuring sueded microfiber headliner trim and unique exotic wood accents. Moreover, the interior gets standard 18-way power front seats which are heated and cooled, two 7-inch LCD screens embedded in the front headrests, a 9-inch overhead screen and a cooled center console compartment.

Sill plates featuring the ‘Platinum’ lettering and premium floor mats are available too. The 2015 Escalade Platinum models will be easily distinguished thanks to the 22-inchw wheels as well as by the chrome accents, Platinum exterior badges and the unique grille mesh design that features the new Cadillac Crest.

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Back in October, Cadillac unveiled the all-new 2015 Escalade and for $72,690 this SUV can be yours. Under the hood, it comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates 420 hp and 420 lb-ft (623 Nm) of torque, bolted to a six-speed transmission. Despite these numbers, there are customers who want more from their 2015 Cadillac Escalade.

As a result, Hennessey Performance (HPE) unveiled their HPE550 Supercharged Escalade. Described as the perfect balance of attitude, performance and luxury, the HPE550 Escalade offers several upgrades. The most important upgrade is the belt-driven supercharger producing 6 psi of boost pressure that boosts the 6.2-liter V8 engine to 557 hp and 542 lb-ft (734 Nm) of torque.

Still, the extra power is nothing without reliability, so Hennessey added an air-to-water intercooler system that keeps charge temperatures low, while the recalibrated engine management computer optimizes the air/fuel ratio throughout the rev range. This upgrade costs $15,950 (installed) and has a 3 year/36,000 mile powertrain warranty.

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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.

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Chrome sure does add to the glitter and perceived value of a car -- but that was years ago. In fact, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, which is historically chrome-laden -- is now sporting none of this shiny and bright metallic finish. Instead of chrome, the 2015 Escalade features flat-finish brushed metal and aluminum.

Clay Dean, executive director of Cadillac advanced design, remarked in August, while showing off Cadillac's Elmiraj coupe concept, that "chromes are so yesterday." He remarked that natural-finish metal, titaniums, brushed aluminums are cleaner and more elegant. According to Dean, toned-down metals are more versatile, since they enable vehicle designers to tinker with subtler contrasts between the metal and paint finish.

He remarked that darker metallics can be employed to "get very aggressive or very sinister" on a performance vehicle line like the Cadillac's V series. As for using chrome, Dean just said "We've been there," adding that there is a "more genuine way of showing natural metals."

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Cadillac is mulling adding a large crossover to its lineup, branding it under the Escalade name. Bob Ferguson, senior vice president of global Cadillac, remarked after unveiling the redesigned 2015 Escalade that that there is “a lot of equity in Escalade,” adding that he would like to “explore the notion of other vehicles” that would carry the brand name.

Ferguson noted that customers have different tastes with regards to vehicle types. He said that while some people love a certain vehicle, there are others who would say that they like another type of vehicle that offers a different ride and a different experience.

According to Ferguson, product planners at General Motors "are still looking at" a large unibody crossover to complement the Escalade SUV, which is still underpinned by a truck-like body-on-frame platform. 

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The all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade made its debut last night in New York and as expected it revealed an updated interior but kept its imposing stance. The 2015 Escalade will be built in Arlington, Texas and it is expected to hit the dealerships by April 2014. As a result, the 2014 Escalade will have a short model year.

Regarding the new design, the 2015 Escalade comes with vertical headlights fitted with four vertically stacked crystal lenses and LEDs. The taillights are tall and feature the same LED technology.

As we said, the interior was updated and is now roomier and plusher, features real wood and suede accents. The front seat now offers 1.5 inches of headroom and 4 inches of legroom comparing it with the outgoing model. The Cadillac CUE infotainment system is now offered as standard. Thanks to a stronger body structure, the 2015 Escalade promises to be dramatically quieter.

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General Motors has been releasing teasers for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade before its scheduled unveiling on October 7. From the three images released of the redesigned luxury SUV, we see that it has a new bold headlight and badge. On YouTube, there are several videos of the 2015 Escalade. The videos show how the upholstery on this car has been stitched.

We also see a part of this car in clay form. Overall, the 2015 Escalade is about all-American luxury, suggesting that this model has become even more upscale. The 2014 Escalade has a starting price of $67,970, which includes destination costs that amount to $995. Cadillac won't be introducing the 2015 Escalade at any of the upcoming auto shows. Instead, it will make its debut at an event in New York City.

2015 Escalade is expected to go up against the Lexus LX 570 and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. It will be lighter and offer better fuel economy. The EPA said that the 2014 Escalade 2WD is capable of returning 14 mpg in city driving and 18 mpg on the highway.

Read the entire article 2015 Cadillac Escalade teased ahead of its October debut

The global debut of General Motors’ redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade sports utility vehicle will take place in New York City in October 2013. GM is expected to launch the 2015 Escalade for sale next spring. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade to be underpinned by a body-on-frame platform, a version of the one that underpins the redesigned GM pickups launched in June.

The next-generation Escalade – dubbed by GM in its media invitation to the debut as a “bold, evolutionary statement” -- is expected to don an improved interior, like a fold-flat third-row seat. Sources told Automotive News that the 2015 Escalade will have base price that could be several thousand dollars higher than the base 2014 model’s $67,985 tag, including the destination fee.

Prices for Cadillac’s offering have been increasing as it introduces more sophisticated vehicles to compete more directly with German premium carmakers. For instance, the redesigned Cadillac CTS sedan will have a price that is over $6,000 more expensive than its outgoing sibling.

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Cadillac, GM’s luxury brand, is considering a plan to develop a new flagship sedan and two-seat sports car, according to newly appointed Cadillac global vice president Robert E. Ferguson during an interview with The Detroit News. He also said that the Escalade’s interior will receive an upgrade.

GM had previously said that it is developing a flagship sedan for Cadillac that won’t just define the brand but will also be competitive against cars such as the BMW 7 Series and Lexus LS. The 2013 Cadillac XTS full-size sedan could be the largest sedan in the brand. However, the front-drive-based four-door isn’t a flagship car. Ferguson said that when people see the flagship sedan, they will say, “Wow, Cadillac is smoking.”

Cadillac is also developing a sports car. He admitted that GM executives have entertained the possibility and that the approval of this car will depend on how the market responds to the new 2014 Jaguar F-Type. Cadillac had previously made the two-seat Corvette-based XLR convertible and the front-drive Allante convertible.

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Cadillac will unveil its next generation Escalade at an auto show within the next 12 months, as implied by the carmaker’s marketing chief Don Butler. However, the redesigned big sports utility vehicle is not expected to reach showrooms until late 2013. Cadillac is known for implementing methodical ways to achieve nimble performance, and the Escalade is expected to provide drivers with a statement – thanks to its body-on-frame strength and dynamic looks.

Cadillac has a wide range of options to offer to its customers with its fast-expanding vehicle lineup. For instance, according to Butler, customers who want no-compromises, the biggest, the most comfortable, and the fiercest-looking vehicle on the road could settle for the Cadillac Escalade.

For customers who want to make a technological statement and associate with a carmaker that’s environmentally responsible, they could opt to choose the Cadillac ELR, the company’s future plug-in hybrid sports car due to be unveiled in 2013, Butler said. As for the next generation Escalade, interested buyers could expect a modestly better fuel economy, without experiencing compromised built and weight.

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Cadillac announced today that the 2012 Escalade received new security enhancements in order to fight thieves and remove its SUV from the top of annual most-stolen vehicle lists. Already protected by the existing security features and standard OnStar security technology, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade received the PASS Key 3+, a sophisticated encryption system for the key (Deters: Drive-away thefts), key cylinder and ignition system, a new steering column-lock system that makes it nearly impossible to maneuver the Escalade onto a flatbed (Deters: “push-away” thefts), new inclination sensor that sets off an alarm when the system senses an unwarranted change of the angle of the vehicle (Deters: towing, push-away, and wheel thefts), a new shock sensor intended to reduce content theft and push-away theft by sounding the alarm when the vehicle is “shocked,” such as by breaking window glass (Deters: Property theft) and a new wheel lock system to help prevent the theft of Escalade’s wheels and tires.

Still, Cadillac wants to keep you safe and gives us some advises: Do not leave valuables unattended in unlocked cars, or in plain sight; Park vehicles in well-lit areas or inside locked garages; Don’t leave cars running with the keys in the ignition; Do not defeat the ignition/key cylinder immobilizers with aftermarket remote- start systems; Always lock your vehicle with the key fob, which also sets the alarm system; Use wheel locks with premium wheels; Do not leave driver’s license, registration or insurance certificate in your car; Purchase a vehicle with OnStar or the aftermarket OnStar FMV mirror, which will enable your vehicle to be tracked if stolen.

The new Cadillac Escalade, compared to its predecessor, features a cleaner, sleeker and sportier form while boasting of better aerodynamics and smaller stature. With its distinctive design, the Escalade is easily and immediately identifiable even at a glance, according to Taylor.

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US car thieves are targeting models, not by its fuel efficiency but by its chrome, horsepower and Hemis. The Highway Loss Data Institute provided a report of what cars get stolen the most, highlighting the thieves preference for performance cars and monstrous SUVs and pickups.

Kim Hazelbaker, the institute's senior vice president, said that fuel sippers are not in this list.

The most stolen vehicle in the US is still the Cadillac Escalade, which got the title for six of the past seven reports. It is trailed by the Ford F-250 pickup, Infiniti G37, Hemi Dodge Charger (not the V-6) and Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Read the entire article Cadillac Escalade considered the hottest ride… by thieves!

This Lambda-based Cadillac might replace the standard-size Escalade in the current lineup, according to an Inside Line report that cited a high-ranking GM executive as its source.

This Lambda-based Cadillac crossover will soon arrive at dealerships but it remains unconfirmed if it will actually replace the current Escalade or if it will be a new model to the lineup.

Various rumors have been flying around ever since GM suspended plans to revamp its lineup of full-size SUVs. It is anticipated that fuel-efficiency standards will be stricter.

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