2022 B6 Escalade Unveiled By QC Armor Of Quality Coachworks4
Quality Coachworks is now offering new protection packages for the fifth-generation 2022 Cadillac Escalade, with upgrades that include extensive exterior armor and a custom luxury interior.
The exterior protection packages offer “bank-level security” designed to mitigate a variety of threats, from kidnappings to carjackings. The upgrades incorporate both ballistic armor and other security features, such as electric shocking door handles, two- or four-point pepper spray deployment, and even a sound canon, that make the exterior nearly impossible to penetrate.
To this end, each interior panel of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is fitted with B6-level armor plating, while B6-level armored glass is used for every window, allowing the vehicle to easily thwart prolonged attacks from blunt objects like bats or rocks typical to a carjacker, but B6 armor offers protection from assault rifles such as an AK-47. Further safety measures include a siren PA system and run-flat tires.
Although the 2022 B6 Escalade by QC Armor Of Quality Coachworks may be armored like a tank, the interior is well-appointed for high-end luxury and comfort. The C.E.O. cabin is bathed in Alcantara suede and custom leather upholstery, with seating for two is provided via a pair of captain chairs that are equipped with heating, cooling, and massage functions. Providing the entertainment is a Samsung smart TV, Apple TV and Sony stereo system with subwoofer, while final details include fold-out aircraft tables, manual shades, dual-heating and air conditioning, and wood grain accents.
The 2022 B4 Escalade anti-carjacking packages start at $32,500, and B6 packages start at $56,000, while the executive-level interior package is priced at $79,500. The company also offers armor protection packages for the entire GM full-size model line, including the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon.
No mention of was made of powertrain or performance upgrades. As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is offered from the factory with two engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Both engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform, while the vehicle is originally produced at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
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As GM continues to increase the cost of the Escalade, Suburban, and Yukon XL, some of these features such as bullet proof glass should be standard equipment. That would then justify the delay in manufacturing, and the price increase.
Unless you are a well known mogul of the industry, celebrity and a sports icon; for the regular CEO and rich people, this package is not necessary. The executive-level interior package cost $80K so having a $200K fully equipped from this company with the standard engine does not make financial sense to have it because the weight will substantially increase with worse fuel economy and less performance. But of course, go for it if you are too lazy to drive yourself and want it all.