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2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

Cadillac today announced numerous enhancements to the just-launched 2015 Escalade, including the new range-topping Platinum Collection model launching in the fourth quarter this year.

 

Escalade Platinum features elegant, hand-crafted luxury additions to both the exterior and interior while the entire Escalade range gets new technical features, highlighted by the addition of 4G LTE connectivity, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a 

Surround View camera system to help increase visibility.

 

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“Since the launch just a few months ago, the next-generation Escalade has proved exceptionally desirable among luxury SUV buyers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Cadillac. “Now, within the same year we are able to elevate the Escalade line with the Platinum Collection, as well as deliver enhancements through the entire Escalade range.”

 

The 2015 Escalade Platinum extends and upgrades the use of premium materials within the Escalade’s cut and sewn interior. First- and second-row seats are wrapped in Nappa semi-aniline leather, while the dashboard, upper door panels and center console are clad in hand-stitched and hand-wrapped leather. Customers can choose between two distinct interior environments, each paired with sueded microfiber headliner trim and unique exotic wood accents.

 

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Escalade Platinum Collection is also designed to provide passengers with unsurpassed comfort and convenience. Heated and cooled 18-way power front seats are standard, and include a massaging function on the driver’s seat. A pair of seven-inch LCD screens, embedded in the front head rests, supplement the overhead 9-inch screen, while a cooled center console compartment can keep chilled beverages handy. Platinum models also include premium floor mats and Platinum-branded door sill plates.

 

Escalade Platinum models ride on 22-inch wheels and the model is distinguished by chrome accents, Platinum exterior badging, and a unique grille mesh design. All Escalade models wear the new, streamlined Cadillac Crest.

 

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In addition, all Escalade models – from the standard Collection through to the Platinum – feature a host of technology upgrades. Vehicle performance is aided by the new eight-speed automatic transmission that is standard on all models, as well as a two-speed transfer case standard on four-wheel drive models. An electronic hands-free liftgate already standard on Escalade will also feature hands-free closing capability.

 

Like the new ATS sport sedan, Escalade includes OnStar with 4G LTE connectivity with a WiFi hotspot capable of connecting up to seven devices and inductive wireless device charging. Surround View, which provides a bird’s eye view of the area immediately surrounding the vehicle.

 

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The enhancements add just $1275 to Escalade’s starting price in the U.S., for a total of $73,965, including destination.

 

The top-of-the-range 2015 Escalade Platinum is priced from $90,270, including $995 in destination.
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Very Cool and Lovely. Too bad you just did not upload to the web site as the pictures I cannot see from Flicker, so had to go out and see the news release to see the pictures.

 

So the Platinum edition is a great bargain considering that they have not really changed the price for a normal Escalade or the ESV version since I bought my Platinum ESV in 2006. This is worth having! :D

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The leather and suede trimmings are well done, the materials and build quality look first rate.  What glares at me though is that shiny black plastic center stack with Cue and the HVAC touch buttons.  It looks like it belongs on a Chevy, I hate it on every Cadillac.  Other than that, job well done on the interior, although why massage on only the driver's seat, both fronts seats should have that, maybe even the rear seats too.

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Pet peeve: Why do the rear seat screens have composite jacks? This is 2014. Are people hooking up Colecovision's in their Escalade's?

 

Put an HDMI port in there.  

I thought that too, the connectors for the DVD screens look from the 90s.  Why not have a couple holders for integrated iPads or something that would look more slick.

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Pet peeve: Why do the rear seat screens have composite jacks? This is 2014. Are people hooking up Colecovision's in their Escalade's?

 

Put an HDMI port in there.  

 

 

I agree with this. I don't understand why it isn't an option thru-out. ON a side note... I went out side yesterday just to see.. and plugged my Roku HD into the composites and turned on my Android Hotspot (Free) to connect and was able to view Netflix as if I were sitting in the living room 

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