2015 Cadillac Escalade. Photo credit: General Motors

2015 Cadillac Escalade. Photo credit: General Motors

Cadillac has recently introduced the all-new 2015 Escalade, a luxury SUV with new hand-tailored craftsmanship and technology. Still recognizable, the fourth-generation Escalade features a new design, says GM.

“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.”

According to GM, production of the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Arlington, Texas. The product line will consist of the standard Escalade model and the extended-length ESV edition — which offers a 14-inch-longer (355 mm) wheelbase and approximately 20 inches (508 mm) more in overall length, maximizing space for third-row passengers, says GM.

Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the 2015 Escalade features a new 6.2L V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, a fast-reacting suspension system, is now standard and delivers controlled driving performance, according to GM.

The new interior features wood trim options, more comfortable seats and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology, according to GM.

Escalade’s new technologies include safety features such as Front and Rear Automatic Braking — which relies on short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help the driver avoid front and rear low-speed collisions — and a front seat center-mounted air bag, says GM. In addition, a Driver Awareness package adds Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning System and the Safety Alert Seat.