Cadillac has announced the availability of its new 2020 Escalade to the region and the luxurious SUV is being offered in a myriad of trims, including Escalade, Premium Luxury and Platinum variants, as well as an extended-length ESV model.
The Escalade Platinum features a unique grille design, Semi-Aniline leather seating surfaces (first and second rows), leather-wrapped instrument panel and additional interior trim, Sumi Black Tamo Ash wood trim, 18-way driver’s seat with massage, microfiber sueded headliner, front console compartment with cooler and more.
The Escalade ESV, meanwhile, offers an additional 355mm wheelbase and approximately 508mm greater overall length. The increased dimensions liberate extra space for third-row passengers and more than double the cargo space behind the third row. For an added layer of practicality, the second and third rows fold flat at the press of a button.
The Escalade Sport Edition is available on Premium Luxury and Platinum trims and includes gloss black front grille and exterior trim and 22in 12-spoke alloy wheels in Midnight Silver for an imposing look.
Inside, you’ll find a 12.3in diagonal instrument cluster display with high-resolution digital driver information centre, while Cadillac user experience1 with 8in diagonal colour touchscreen with embedded navigation and Natural Voice Recognition is standard. It also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with phone projection capability, wireless charging, five USB ports and Bose Centerpoint audio system with 16 speakers.
Power is supplied by a 6.2-litre V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 621Nm of torque and it can hit 100kph from rest in under 6 seconds. The range is available in 4WD drivetrains, mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission and it comes with Magnetic Ride Control with selectable modes, that can alter its driving characteristics at the twist of a knob.