The Cadillac Escalade has created a nice little niche for itself on American soil with citizens enjoying the grand SUV with every gulping gallon of gas. Offered in both a standard size and a 20" longer version in the ESV, the Escalade towers over much of the competition with its enormous front grille and equally large 6.2 L V8 engine that delivers 403hp. Cadillac made an attempt to improve fuel efficiency by adding cylinder deactivation, but the best bang for the fuel buck is paying a bit more for the new Platinum Hybrid.
The Platinum Hybrid is powered by GM’s patented two-mode hybrid system and a 6.0L V8 engine producing 332hp and 367lb-ft of torque. This combination offers a 25% bump in fuel economy.
Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic, continuously variable transmission.
The Cadillac Escalade Sport concept showcases even more of the dramatic presence and power that has made Escalade the sales and image leader among large luxury SUVs. The Escalade Sport showcases a small-block V-8 that produces approximately 550 horsepower and is backed by a heavy-duty 6L80 six-speed transmission.
Cadillac engineers have been sighted testing what appears to be a production-ready Cadillac Escalade in Nevada. From the outside, the only features differentiating it from the ordinary Escalade are subtle hybrid badges. Inside, there is a stylized “Hybrid” on the tachometer.
Reportedly, the hybrid Escalade will have two electric motors in addition to the V-8. Expected to be introduce this fall, the hybrid Escalade is expected to get 25 percent better fuel economy than the standard (...) > Full story
After almost 10 years on the market, Cadillac’s recently overhauled $56,000 Escalade SUV is hotter than ever, with first-quarter sales up 36 percent over last year. And of course that the hot Escalade is a big challenge for the thieves. The Escalade’s rate of insurance theft claims is higher than that of any other luxury car — by far — according to recently released data from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).
The HLDI tracks per-car theft losses and reports loss results in relative (...) > Full story
How easy is for you to choose the sexist man or woman in the world. I’m sure is not that hard with women like Angelina Jolie or Jessica Alba, and with men like Sean Connery or Brad Pitt. But they are unique, in the cars world is totally different. Because there are multiple Ferraris, Mercedes, Aston Martins, Porsches, Audis and many many more. So which one is the sexist from all this?
To make it easier for you, Forbes made their own list with the top ten sexiest cars: Sexiest Car for (...) > Full story
Forbes has listed what they consider are the "Best" SUVs for 2007. For example Cadillac’s overhauled Escalade, which the company introduced in 2006, has the nicest interior of any American automobile.
Mercedes-Benz was quick to follow with tough competition for the Escalade: the plush, full-size, $53,000 GL-Class SUV, which saw 19,000 sales in 2006—a better performance than that of Mercedes’ more-affordable R-Class SUV.
The GL and the Escalade are among the best SUVs, but (...) > Full story
With the ocassion of 2007 Oscar Ceremony, GeicarCars has customized a Cadillac Escalade called Star Force Vip.
The original V8 4.6 l engine and 403 hp will gain 20 hp thanks to the new exhaust system. It has 24" cromed weels with Pirelli Scorpion tires that measure 305/35 Zr 24.
In the back seats, prepared for 2 places, we find red and black leader, with a Toshiba screen and a 1000 watts audio system.
This model will be used for a German TV show to cover the (...) > Full story
The second generation of the Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV goes on sale from the beginning of 2007, offering a new level of refinement, style, performance and an instantly recognizable shape. The new Escalade features a 301 kW (409 hp), 6.2 litre aluminium V-8 with VVT (variable valve timing), an efficient six-speed automatic transmission, a feature-packed more spacious interior and distinctive Cadillac exterior styling.
Today, the luxury automotive and lifestyle website AutoSpies.com named the Cadillac Escalade ESV as its choice for “2007 Luxury SUV of the Year.”
"Because of its high standards for excellence, Cadillac is especially grateful to receive this recognition from AutoSpies.com," said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. "The 2007 Escalade ESV is the product of tremendous efforts by our team to enhance and extend its appeal in every way. We’re very proud to have those efforts (...) > Full story