Following this morning's leak, Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2015 Escalade.

Following this morning's leak, Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2015 Escalade.

Set to go into production next spring, the redesigned model has an evolutionary design and features a prominent grille that is flanked by LED headlights. Moving further back we can see sculpted lines, chrome trim and 20-inch alloy wheels (22-inchers are optional).

Bigger changes occur in the cabin as the model has been significantly improved with higher quality materials and a modern design. Notable highlights include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a CUE infotainment system, ambient lighting and genuine wood trim. The model also has heated and cooled front seats, heated reclining second-row seats and fold-flat second- and third-row seats. Customers can also order a Blu-Ray / DVD rear seat entertainment system that has one nine-inch screen on the standard model and two nine-inch screens on the ESV. Last but not least, the cabin is significantly quieter thanks to additional sound deadening material, triple-sealed doors and Bose Active Noise Cancellation technology.

On the handling front, the model benefits from a stronger chassis, an electric variable-assist power steering system and Magnetic Ride Control. The Escalade also boasts an automatic locking rear differential, four wheel disc brakes and a StabiliTrak electronic stability control system.

If the improved handling can't save you, you'll be glad to know the model has several new safety features including a Front Seat Center-Mounted air bag, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert. There's also a Driver Awareness package which includes Forward Collision Alert, Safety Alert Seat and a Lane Departure Warning System. Customers can also order a Driver Assist package has Full Speed Range Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Rear Automatic Braking, Automatic Collision Preparation and Automatic Safety Belt Tightening.

Power is provided by a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine that develops 420 bhp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system.

Check out the press release for additional information

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