CADILLAC ESCALADE PLATINUM
Cadillac Escalade raises the luxury bar again in 2018, with a new standard 10-speed automatic transmission and bold new interior and exterior colour options. The transmission has an even wider 7.39 gear ratio spread and, coupled with the 420-horsepower, 6.2-litre V8, enables the full-sized sport-ute to accelerate to 100 km/h in six seconds. Conversely, it helps allow the Escalade to achieve an estimated fuel economy readout of 8.5 L/100 km on the highway. For stopping power, there’s the six-piston Brembo brake system with red calipers and a special-edition Cadillac logo. New inside the 2018 model is the addition of “Shale with Maple Sugar” and “Jet Black” accents, offered with Platinum models. Real wood combined with premium cut-and-sewn materials and suede accents, along with ambient lighting, are standard fare. For listening pleasure, the Bose Centerpoint surround sound system, customized for the Escalade, features new technologies that help heighten the in-vehicle experience through 16 strategically placed speakers.