NEW PLATINUM COLLECTION, ADDED FEATURES ELEVATE ESCALADE
CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY
Entire SUV line gets 8-Speed transmission, Surround View camera and 4G LTE connectivity
DETROIT – Cadillac today announced numerous enhancements to the just-launched 2015
Escalade, including the new range-topping Platinum Collection model launching in the fourth
quarter this year.
Escalade Platinum features elegant, hand-crafted luxury additions to both the exterior and
interior while the entire Escalade range gets new technical features, highlighted by the
addition of 4G LTE connectivity, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a Surround View
camera system to help increase visibility.
“Since the launch just a few months ago, the next-generation Escalade has proved
exceptionally desirable among luxury SUV buyers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing
officer, Cadillac. “Now, within the same year we are able to elevate the Escalade line with
the Platinum Collection, as well as deliver enhancements through the entire Escalade range.”
The 2015 Escalade Platinum extends and upgrades the use of premium materials within the
Escalade’s cut and sewn interior. First- and second-row seats are wrapped in Nappa semi-
aniline leather, while the dashboard, upper door panels and center console are clad in hand-
stitched and hand-wrapped leather. Customers can choose between two distinct interior
environments, each paired with sueded microfiber headliner trim and unique exotic wood
Escalade Platinum Collection is also designed to provide passengers with unsurpassed
comfort and convenience. Heated and cooled 18-way power front seats are standard, and
include a massaging function on the driver’s seat. A pair of seven-inch LCD screens,
embedded in the front head rests, supplement the overhead 9-inch screen, while a cooled
center console compartment can keep chilled beverages handy. Platinum models also include
premium floor mats and Platinum-branded door sill plates.
Escalade Platinum models ride on 22-inch wheels and the model is distinguished by chrome
accents, Platinum exterior badging, and a unique grille mesh design. All Escalade models
wear the new, streamlined Cadillac Crest.
In addition, all Escalade models – from the standard Collection through to the Platinum –
feature a host of technology upgrades. Vehicle performance is aided by the new eight-speed
automatic transmission that is standard on all models, as well as a two-speed transfer case
standard on four-wheel drive models. An electronic hands-free liftgate already standard on
Escalade will also feature hands-free closing capability.
Like the new ATS sport sedan, Escalade includes OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity with a
WiFi hotspot capable of connecting up to seven devices and inductive wireless device
charging. Surround View, which provides a bird’s eye view of the area immediately
surrounding the vehicle.
The enhancements add just $1275 to Escalade’s starting price in the U.S., for a total of
$73,965, including destination.
The top-of-the-range 2015 Escalade Platinum is priced from $90,270, including $995 in