Today Cadillac announced that the new 2015 Escalade will go on sale in the Middle East mid-way through July, and the plus-size SUV is arguably a perfect fit for some of the more wealthy Middle Eastern areas like Dubai.
While Cadillac has significantly improved the Escalade’s fuel economy for 2015 by bringing an EPA-rated 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway to two-wheel-drive models (up from 14/18), the Escalade is still no fuel miser.
Yet, in the Middle East the price of gasoline remains exceedingly low and the cost of fueling up the Escalade’s fuel tank to feed its big 6.2-liter V8 will be of little concern to wealthy Middle Eastern buyers.
Real wood, ambient interior lighting and leather seating come standard, with key technology features like Bluetooth and an in-dash navigation system, running through Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, added in for good measure.
Meanwhile, the Escalade’s sharp exterior allows the big SUV to stand out from the herd. For better or worse, the truck wears the latest evolution in Cadillac’s distinct “Art and Science” styling scheme. Vertical head and tail lamps are lit exclusively by LEDs.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade will be sold in the Middle East in both regular Escalade and the 20-inch longer Escalade ESV body styles. Cadillac didn’t announce how much the SUV would cost in the Middle East; however, the SUV starts at $71,695 in the U.S.