On October 7th, 2013 I had the chance to attend the Cadillac Escalade 2015 Global Premiere in New York City. While I admit that I don’t know too much about cars so I can’t exactly cover the specifics, I do know a thing or two about style. So instead of giving you the 411 on how the car operates, I’ll give you a look at how the 2015 Escalade differs from its predecessors and why the brand has continued to stay relevant since its humble beginnings in 1902.
Compared to its older models, the design of the 2015 Escalade exudes this sense of class, timelessness and dare I say, power. Everything from the exterior, to the lights, to the grill have been redesigned in a bigger, bolder way. The 2015 Escalade is definitely an upgrade from its previous models, from looks to functionality to the little things like comfort have changed. It’s a modern take on their infamous Escalade series. To take the vehicle to another level, the designers crafted each part with the idea that they really wanted to bring the Escalade series up a notch.
Initially you’ll notice how different the 2015 model looks from its older models. The shape is bolder and boxier. It’s a definite redesign and one that could strike others as a hit or miss. The grill is also a lot more prevalent. The front really showcases the Cadillac emblem. One thing’s for sure, the redesign made quite the impact at the reveal with everyone discussing its exterior within the first 30 seconds of the SUV’s appearance.
Another big change in the 2015 Escalade is the interior. The interior has been designed to really underline the reason why Cadillac Escalade has set the standard for luxury vehicles. A particular detail to note is that the seats have been designed to be the epitome of comfort. Not only is there more room for passengers to fit comfortably, but everything from the wood panels to the seats have been handcrafted to highlight the quality of the vehicle. Equipped with heated seats, reclining second-passenger row, and dual-firmness foam everything about the interior screams luxury.
Each aspect of the luxury vehicle was crafted and designed with the same quality that Cadillac has presented year after year. Whether you look at the exterior, the interior, or even the change in certain specs, there is no doubt that quality is the top priority.
The Global Premiere event even showed us the more human side to the vehicle. With the help of photographer Autumn de Wilde, Cadillac showed us the faces behind the newly designed Escalade. Each craftsman was photographed with his/her contribution to the vehicle. Every part of the Escalade was handcrafted by each of these individuals who were given their moment in the spotlight. This was highlighted well with de Wilde’s photography style, as if to say, these are the faces that have worked together to create this luxurious vehicle.
The Escalade’s redesign has proven many things. The first is that it continues to raise the bar on luxury SUVs; the second is that Cadillac has remained one of the top luxury vehicle companies for their attention to detail and quality, and third, showcasing their designers and craftsmen in their reveal was a smart move. The redesign has secured Cadillac’s position in the world of luxury name brands.