Cadillac Escalade 2008

Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Escalade

Eight-seat Luxury, Refinement and Exclusivity

Completely redesigned last year, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade is a world-class image and sales leader in the global large luxury SUV segment.  Escalade features integrated powertrain, chassis, safety and interior systems that deliver the most powerful and efficient of luxury SUVs.  It is a high-profile, iconic vehicle that embodies the true spirit of Cadillac in its most luxurious and capable form.

  • Cadillac’s large luxury SUV with seating for up to eight occupants
  • Premium fixtures and fittings with unrivalled refinement
  • Permanent 4x4 system with up to 50-50% / front-rear torque split
  • Exclusive 409 ps 6.2-litre V8 petrol engine with six-speed automatic
  • Two models on sale in UK from £47,100

The latest generation of Cadillac Escalade offers a new level of refinement and style, with a feature-packed and spacious interior.  It raises the bar with exceptional exterior style, interior refinement, increased performance and enhanced ride and handling smoothness.

With seating for up to eight occupants, an all-aluminium 409 ps V8 engine, six-speed automatic transmission and full-time all-wheel drive, the left-hand drive Escalade delivers unrivalled performance and luxury with all-weather and off-road capability.

In the UK, Escalade customers can choose from Elegance or Sport Luxury equipment/trim levels, with prices ranging from £47,100 (on-the-road) to £50,100, and from a selection of seven exterior colours and two interior colours.

Manufactured in the USA, the 2008 Cadillac Escalade is built at GM’s award-winning facility in Arlington, Texas.

Design – unmistakably Cadillac

The 2008 Escalade is instantly identifiable as a Cadillac and incorporates styling cues from Cadillac’s landmark Sixteen concept vehicle, including a detailed ‘egg-crate’ signature grille flanked by tri-element HID headlamps, chromed front wing air vent ports, distinctive rear-end styling and layers of chrome accents (side moulding, door handles, window base trim and roof rails), plus large seven-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels.

Tall, broad and handsome, the 5.1-metre long Escalade sports a sleek, clean and athletic form with efficient aerodynamics.  The ‘toned’ look includes a laid-back windscreen angle of 57 degrees, which flows gracefully into the roofline.  This angle, plus attention to small details that reduce drag, also improve aerodynamic performance to a segment-best Cd 0.36, which helps to reduce wind noise and improve fuel economy.  Details in elements such as wraparound fascias, styled door mirrors and integrated running boards enhance Escalade’s flowing design, enabling a look that is both aggressive and elegant.

UK buyers can choose between seven exterior colours – Blue Chip, Black Raven, Gold Mist, Stealth Grey, Quicksilver, Infrared Tintcoat and White Diamond.

Published 28 April 2008 Melanie Carter

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