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The new generation of Cadillac Escalade 2015 was first presented to the public in New York. Home sales in the US began in the spring of 2014, and in Europe it was available in March 2015. The new Cadillac Escalade is equipped with the same 6.2-liter V8 engine with a power of 409 horses and a torque of 610 Nm. The car has six-speed automatic transmission 6 L80-E electronically controlled with the ability of manual transmission shift. From Cadillac Escalade Review you will find a lot more of useful information.
The appearance of the fourth generation remained virtually unchanged, except for the redesign of the bumpers and grille. LED optics is also fully updated, and it is installed as standard equipment on all lighting devices - ranging from daytime running lights and ending with backlit knobs.
Cadillac Escalade has a classic silhouette with almost vertical roof rack - suv seems to be hewn out of a rock piece. The front end looks very catchy thanks to a proprietary huge grille, decorated with chrome. Wheel arches are slightly expanded, and door sills, the fifth door, mirrors and window frame are chrome-plated. They are well combined with polished wheels of 20 inches diameter. Narrow lights are located on the edges of the body.
Inside, the Cadillac leather is combined with Alcantara, natural wood and polished aluminum. Illumination is carried out by means of LEDs. The front panel is V-shaped. The selector knob is traditionally located on the steering column. Instrument readings are now displayed on the 12.3-inch display, the driver can change its configuration. Additionally, you can view the information from the phone, and manage the navigation system. The central panel is topped with an 8-inch touch screen multimedia CUE system. Interestingly, the audio unit keys and climate control are also touch-sensitive. Like the steering wheel, the front seats and pedals are equipped with electro drive. The seats are wide and soft, and are equipped with heating and ventilation. The steering wheel rim is also heated. In the wide central armrest there is a huge box with cooling function.
A big car required a great engine. Under the hood of an Escalade there is a huge and powerful V8. The car got a 6.2-liter engine, made of aluminum alloy with a classic lower camshaft and modern direct injection. Its capacity is 420 hp at 5700 rev / min. The huge torque 623 Nm is reached at 4100 rev / min and provides excellent traction characteristics. Escalade can tow a 3.7 ton trailer. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 6.7 seconds, while top speed is limited at around 180 km / h. Technology helps to save fuel by turning off cylinders, but even with this the city consumption is 18.0 l / 100 km, and in the country - 10.3 l / 100 km.
Escalade got the adaptive shock absorbers that improve the behavior of a high car in cornering. Thanks to them, body roll is surprisingly moderate. The drive is comfortable; Electric Power Steering is very easy, but not very informative. It is quiet in the cabin at high speeds thanks to the technology of active noise reduction.
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