2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition
The Cadillac Escalade garners its fair share of criticism for being one of the largest passenger vehicles on the streets today, but it continues to have loyal followers and there is still no substitute for motoring down the road in a car that’s bigger than just about everything around you. But if the standard Escalade doesn’t quite do it for you, Cadillac has unveiled the 2015 Escalade Platinum Edition, with a sticker price starting at just over $90,000 (USD) vs. the base price of around $74,000 for the standard model.
Along with the higher price tag, the Platinum Edition brings with it a series of upgrades and additions. To begin with, it comes with 22-inch wheels that are complemented by chrome accents, a mesh front grille, and Platinum badging. We also see Cadillac’s new crest design sans the laurel wreath. Inside, the top-end Escalade comes with Nappa semi-aniline leather for both the front row and second row of seats and the dashboard, upper door panels and center console are hand wrapped in matching leather with hand stitching. Buyers can choose from two interiors, both including wood accents and a sueded microfiber headliner.
The front seats are 18-way power adjustable and include a massaging function in the driver’s seat. There are a pair of seven-inch LCD displays on the headrests for second-row passengers to enjoy and, up front, the center console is cooled to keep your sodas cool for long road trips.
Expect the new 2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition to go on sale in the 4th quarter of 2014.