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Cadillac Pushes Big Price Hike for All-New Escalade

2015 ‘Slade will start at nearly $73,000.

by on Jan.23, 2014

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will start with a price just under $73,000, which is $8,000 more than the previous base model.

With an all-new model on the way, Cadillac plans to take a big price hike when it launches the 2015 Escalade later this year.

The next-generation full-size luxury SUV will start at $72,690, including a $995 destination charge, or nearly $8,000 more than the old model. That could change the competitive game in a landscape now full of luxury utes.

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The 2015 Cadillac Escalade, which made its formal debut at a splashy media event in New York last October, is based on a new platform and offers an array of new comfort, safety and performance features – for which manufacturers traditionally attempt to cover costs by boosting prices. But the maker insists the increase isn’t as significant as it seems, as Cadillac is actually eliminating its “base,” $64,740 ‘Slade model for 2015. (more…)

Humbled Caddy Needs Products – and Patience – Admits Global Brand Boss

Opinion: Cadillac is far from again being “the standard of the world.”

by on Oct.08, 2013

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will again serve as the luxury brand's de facto flagship.

It was inevitable that at least one Cadillac executive would repeat the tired old cliché, describing the brand as “the standard of the world,” during a preview of the new 2015 Escalade in New York City on Monday night.

But Caddy’s global marketing chief Bob Ferguson put a more realistic frame around things when, in a later interview, he admitted that new models like the Escalade and 2014 CTS sedan are, “right now stronger than the brand.”

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It’s been nearly a half century since Cadillac could bill itself the unquestionable standard in the luxury market, and more than a decade since it gave up its U.S. sales lead to import makers like Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.


First Look: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Bling, bling…bling, bling.

by on Oct.08, 2013

Cadillac's global chief Bob Ferguson with the 2015 Escalade during its NYC debut.

The bling is back – or so Cadillac is hoping as it gets ready to launch the long-delayed fourth-generation Escalade, a massive SUV that, to fans, once defined the pinnacle of luxury while, to critics, was a symbol of wretched excess.

Whichever side you’re on, an all-new version of the ‘Slade — as it was known among the hip-hoppers who became a major market — will reach showrooms early next year and, Cadillac promises, will deliver the latest in performance, technology and, hard as it might be for some to believe, the newest in fuel economy-enhancing powertrain systems.

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“The 2015 Escalade is completely new and elevated in design and technology, inside and out. The clear objective is to once again assume the leadership position among luxury SUVs,” said Bob Ferguson, the head of Cadillac’s global operations, during a preview of the 2015 Cadillac in Manhattan, traditionally one of the big ute’s largest markets.


Fuel Prices Fall – But So Does Fuel Economy

As prices level off, buyers begin moving back into gas-thirsty models.

by on Oct.04, 2013

Fuel prices have been dipping -- but are still well above $3 a gallon in most parts of the U.S.

The price of gasoline is continuing to fall from its summer-driving-season peak — and that seems to have triggered a concurrent dip in the fuel economy of the vehicles American motorists are buying.

Fuel prices have been on a rollercoaster ride this year – though notably, Americans have now been paying at least $3 a gallon for more than 1,000 days, the first time that’s ever happened. Prices have been impacted by a range of factors, including global speculation, concerns about Mideast flare-ups, and refinery and distribution problems.

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The good news, says the AAA Fuel Gauge, is that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. has fallen more than 40 cents, to $ 3.376 per gallon compared with $3.782 at this time last year. The price of premium gasoline and diesel fuel also have fallen. Premium gasoline has dropped by 34.9 cents per gallon while diesel has dipped slightly less — to $3.894 per gallon, compared with $4.079 cents per gallon during the same period a year ago, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge.


GM Offers Sneak Peek at 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Full unveiling to follow next week.

by on Oct.01, 2013

Cadillac offers a sneak peek at the interior of the 2015 Escalade full-size luxury SUV.

The world won’t get its first full look at the long-awaited replacement for the Cadillac Escalade until next week, but General Motors is offering up a sneak peek at the full-size luxury SUV’s interior in an effort to build interest in the upcoming announcement.

The big Caddy ute became a symbol of roadway “bling” when it made its original debut back in 1998, an even more stylish version generating strong demand among the hip-hop community two years later.

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But in an industry where change occurs at an increasingly rapid pace, GM had let the so-called ‘Slade linger without much change for the better part of a decade – in part due to delays caused by its 2009 bankruptcy.

The new model is expected to share the same underlying platform as GM’s other restyled full-size SUVs, such as the GMC Yukon Denali. But it also promises the 2015 Cadillac Escalade will get a unique look and an extensive range of upscale features, both inside and out, in line with the overall remake of the Caddy brand.


Long-Awaited Cadillac Escalade to Get First Reveal This Week

But public will have to wait for special event in October.

by on Aug.14, 2013

Cadillac is finally getting ready to launch a replacement for the aged Escalade SUV.

What’s the new word for “bling”? Whatever you want to call it, Cadillac hopes to regain some of the magic that made its original Escalade the darling of the hip-hop generation when it launches an all-new model next year.

And journalists and potential buyers alike will get a sneak peek at what’s coming in the coming days when a concept version of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade makes a brief appearance during an exclusive preview of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Thursday night.

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The invitation-only event will reveal a product that Caddy parent General Motors seemed ready to walk away from just a few years ago despite the huge profits the Cadillac Escalade generated in the years leading up to the Great Recession.