- The interior of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been revealed ahead of a formal debut of the redesigned SUV on October 7.
- Cadillac says the "greatest changes" to the Escalade are on the inside.
- The cabin has a more cocoon-like look with cues that seem to be derived from the Cadillac Elmiraj concept shown earlier this year.
DETROIT — The interior of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has been revealed ahead of a formal debut of the redesigned SUV on October 7.
"The 2015 Escalade will advance to a higher level in all aspects, but the greatest changes to Cadillac's flagship SUV are on the inside," said Cadillac in a statement on Tuesday.
The automaker says the new cabin blends handcrafted elements with advanced technology. The Escalade's interior has a more cocoon-like look with cues that seem to be derived from the Cadillac Elmiraj concept that debuted at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Cadillac said the cabin has a "boldly modern element," but did not spell out specific changes. There appears to be less reliance on metal trim and a greater use of swaths of leather.
The 2015 Escalade will go on sale in early spring. Cadillac has been teasing the 2015 Escalade on YouTube in advance of its formal debut in New York City.
The big SUV competes in a segment that puts a premium on opulence. Escalade's competitors include the Lexus LX 570 and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
Edmunds says: The 2015 Cadillac Escalade gets redesigned from the inside out, which is probably a smart move, given the competition.