Spied! 2015 Cadillac Escalade Interior

By Matthew Askari | September 13, 2013
Our spy photographer has captured pictures of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, and some fresh interior shots that indicate major changes for Cadillac's full-size SUV. While GM has revealed its other full-size SUVs--the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, and 2015 GMC Yukon and Denali--the 2015 Cadillac Escalade remains under wraps. But we can already see that the Escalade will finally get a designated-Cadillac interior (and not a carryover from another GM SUV) like the one we got to play with on the 2013 Cadillac XTS. Familiar piano-black controls that can be tapped and swiped, and work in harmony with the Cadillac CUE infotainment system.
The instrument cluster also bears a familiar digital skin like the XTS, and will likely feature different driver-selectable screens and graphics, depending on mood and taste. On the exterior, it appears changes will be minimal; LED-strips will emphasize a bold front-end, and a prominent grille and Cadillac badge will round out the look. There was a rumor that Cadillac would change its classic wreath and shield logo, but the new badge will most likely be limited to the realm of concept cars for the time being. The rear-taillights will also be revised, but it's hard to be sure what changes will be made.
GM has introduced a more powerful version of its 6.2-liter V-8, now producing 420 hp. This engine has already been slated for the Chevrolet Silverado High Country models, and as an option on GMC Denali trims, and is the most likely to power the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Fuel economy ratings have not yet been released, but the GMC execs we talked to yesterday said they were "expecting great things" from the EPA ratings. The engine uses cylinder deactivation, which disables half of the engine's cylinders when they're not needed, to help boost fuel economy.
Source: KGP Photography