Escalade: Cadillac’s SUV Entry
Sold by General Motors’ under its luxury brand, Cadillac, the Cadillac Escalade has been designed, crafted, and manufactured as a large sports utility vehicle. This is the first ever Cadillac to enter the now popular SUV segment. It has actually came to the market back in the year 1999 as a response to German and Japanese competition as well as the Lincoln Navigator. Its major competitors include the Mercedes Benz G Class, the Mercedes Benz M Class, the BMW X5, the Lexus LX series, the Infiniti QX56, and the previously mentioned Lincoln Navigator.
Ever since hitting the market, the Cadillac Escalade has become very popular with the market especially to those people who has the knack of personalizing vehicles for its wealthy customers. The most popular customizations done to this vehicle is adding in larger wheels, increasing engine performance, and customizing the paint color and job. And because of its popularity has a luxury vehicle and as a vehicle that the rich would like to have, it has also gained reputation among car thieves as something worth taking the risk.
Taking a look at the Cadillac Escalade, it seems to be one big specially gift-wrapped package. It is a whole package of sophistication and luxurious features. This sport utility vehicle has great seats that not only has adjustable lumbar support but also another adjustable that nicely squeezes its occupant at the sides. Talk about hugging a person. The Escalade’s 10 way power driver’s eat comes with a memory feature. The buttons for the seat heaters are conveniently mounted for easy reach and use. Roominess is given in abundance. There also is a big center console that serves as a front armrest, and it also opens in a couple of different ways to reveal storage areas. There are also chrome trim highlights in the steering wheel, speaker covers and gauge cluster. A power outlet found inside the center console of this sport utility vehicle is very useful for plugging in and storing cellular phones and other accessories. The instruments look stylish yet retro high technology overall.
Accessories and options for the Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle include a power tonneau cover, a DVD rear seat entertainment system, a chrome fuel hood appearance kit, door sill plates, a hitch mounted bike and ski carrier, chrome mirror covers, a performance exhaust system, a bed extender, hard cargo carriers, premium floor mats, all season floor mats, as well as a vehicle cover.
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