GM recently completely overhauled the Cadillac Escalade for the 2015 model year, making the large luxury SUV more posh than ever. Today, Cadillac will push the Escalade to new heights of luxury, as the automaker has announced the new range-topping Platinum Collection trim.
The Escalade Platinum takes the already well-equipped Escalade and slathers it in all sorts of goodness. The first and second rows of seats receive supple, Nappa semi-aniline leather upholstery for a more premium feel, and the dashboard, upper door panels and center console are all graced by hand-stitched and hand-wrapped leather. The Platinum Collection also includes heated and cooled seats, and 18-way seat adjustment. The driver seat even features a massage function for those extra-long trips. Customers can choose to highlight the Escalade Platinum’s cabin with a selection of sueded microfiber headliners and exotic wood trims.
Also included are seven-inch LCD screens in the front headrests to keep the kiddos entertained, a cooler in the center console, premium floor mats and door sill plates with “Platinum” branding.
This super-luxurious SUV has a few distinguishing features on the outside too, including 22-inch wheels, chrome accents, “Platinum” badges and a Platinum-exclusive grille.
Like all 2015 Escalades, the 2015 Platinum Collection features a 6.2-liter V-8 with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Also added to the Escalade lineup for 2015 is an eight-speed automatic transmission, a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and a Surround View camera.
With all of this premium stuff being tossed into the Escalade, you can expect to pay quite a premium for the Platinum model. It checks in at an eye-watering $90,270, which is a whopping $16,305 more than the base 2015 Escalade