Or part of the interior, we should say, because while the image above clearly shows the new dashboard and center console, as well as parts of the front seats and interior door panels, the Escalade is most certainly not a two-seat coupe. The outgoing Escalade can accommodate up to eight in either standard or ESV form (but not in EXT pickup configuration), and the new model promises to deliver the same, and we're curious to see what Cadillac has in store for the rear passenger compartment.
Compared to its more accessible counterparts, the new Escalade clearly offers a more upscale environment than even the uplevel Yukon Denali, with softer-looking leather, richer wood veneer and a waterfall center infotainment console that's different from the more modular design in the Chevy and GMC. The steering wheel is also unique and the instrument cluster appears to meld more smoothly across the dashboard, but the door mirrors, wide center armrest, column shifter and A-pillar grab handle all look like they were carried over from the Escalade's platform mates.
Head on down below for the brief announcement and watch this space for more, as the Escalade's full reveal is just less than a week away.
New level of luxury for brand's flagship SUV
DETROIT – The 2015 Escalade will advance to a higher level in all aspects, but the greatest changes to Cadillac's flagship SUV are on the inside.
The all-new interior combines luxurious handcrafted elements with state-of-the-art advanced technology. The new design takes advantage of Cadillac's cut-and-sew interior craftsmanship technique, enabling precisely elegant surfacing of the instrument panel and door areas.
Advanced technical features and controls are designed to add a boldly modern element to the design, as well as offering the latest features in luxury, connectivity and safety for up to eight occupants.
Cadillac will reveal the 2015 Escalade in New York City on October 7 along with a portrait series and behind-the-scenes video by indie artist Autumn de Wilde.
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