Despite measuring 5.7m long and 2.4m wide, the Escalade has a turning circle of just 12m, which is comparable with many family hatchbacks.
Extra versatility is provided by adaptive air suspension, which allows the Escalade to be raised by 25mm or lowered by 50mm. A novel Low Ride mode allows the SUV to be driven with its suspension fully lowered at “low speeds”.
Inside, a 55in infotainment screen spans the Escalade’s dashboard, controlled by a BMW iDrive-style dial on the centre console.
An optional ‘Executive’ second-row seating layout swaps a conventional three-seat bench for a pair of airline-style thrones and adds 12.6in screens to the front seatbacks for entertainment or work.
The third row of seats, meanwhile, is electrically powered to avoid having to manually fold the seats down.
A three-year subscription to GM’s Super Cruise driver assistance technology is included as standard with the Escalade, allowing hands-free driving on compatible roads.
Prices start from $130,000 (£102,000) in the US, undercutting the 682bhp V8-powered Escalade V.
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This notice was published: 2023-08-10 15:41:40
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