Thursday, June 23, 2011

2012 Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade lineup features integrated powertrain, chassis, safety and interior systems that deliver some of the most powerful, efficient luxury SUVs in the segment, led by a 6.2L all-aluminum V-8 engine with variable valve timing technology delivering 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque (565 Nm). The 6.2L engine is also a flexfuel engine and can run on renewable E85 ethanol.

The Escalade and Escalade ESV are available in AWD and RWD configurations. The Escalade EXT sport-utility truck features standard, full-time AWD. A strong frame and chassis support the Escalade's robust powertrain and enable exceptional responsiveness and smoothness.

Four-wheel disc brakes and an ABS system help ensure braking performance. ABS works with the StabiliTrak stability control system's rollover mitigation technology. This software algorithm technology uses sensors to proactively predict vehicle "tip-up" and apply appropriate brake force to help prevent such events.

A roster of advanced features reinforces Escalade's position as technology leader, designed to bolster comfort, convenience and safety. They include:

* Side blind zone alert
* Power retractable assist steps
* Automatic headlamps with IntelliBeam automatic high/low beams
* Ultrasonic rear parking assist
* Rear vision camera system
* Bose AudioPilot active noise cancellation technology, which continuously adjusts the music in response to background noise
* Fully functioning LED headlamps (exclusive to Escalade Platinum)
* Heated and cooled cupholders (exclusive to Escalade Platinum)
* Magnetic Ride Control
* Power-titling and heated steering wheel
* Eight-inch navigation radio with new CompactFlash memory and auxiliary jack
* Rear-seat, DVD entertainment system
* Heated and cooled front seats
* Adaptive remote start
* Power liftgate

Also available is an advanced navigation system with real-time traffic, expanded voice prompts and 3D imaging of major landmarks.

Escalade also has a full array of safety features: Front row-dual stage airbags, head curtain side airbags for all passenger rows, front row thorax airbags, and front row seat pretensioners.