2007 Escalade: Cadillac Prepares Complete Model Lineup
Escalade ESV and EXT provide added consumer choice and value
2006-03-21, DETROIT - With the all-new 2007 Escalade debuting in showrooms currently, today Cadillac announces that the full Escalade lineup - including the extended length ESV and EXT models -- are nearing launch. The extended-length EXT and ESV models give Cadillac the most complete lineup in the full-size luxury SUV category.
The 2007 Escalade ESV, 21-inches longer than the standard Escalade, enters dealerships later this spring. At the same time, Cadillac will launch the new version of its Escalade EXT, the luxury sport utility truck that features an innovative reconfigurable pickup-style cargo area. Like the standard-length Escalade in dealerships now, all models will initially be all-wheel-drive versions featuring class-leading power (403-horsepower.) A base model for only the standard-length Escalade, in a two-wheel drive configuration, launches this summer as the final member of the 2007 Escalade family.
Pricing for the 2007 Escalade family is essentially unchanged from the 2006 versions, a compelling value considering the redesigned 2007 models include many new standard features such as a power liftgate, head curtain side air bags for all three seating rows, remote start, class-leading power and fuel efficiency and an all-new interior. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the Escalade lineup is as follows (all prices include $875 destination charge.)
Cadillac Escalade (2WD):
$54, 725 - in dealerships August 2006
Cadillac Escalade (AWD):
$57, 280 - in dealerships now
Cadillac Escalade ESV (AWD):
$59, 680 - in dealerships May 2006
Cadillac Escalade EXT (AWD):
$54, 210 - in dealerships May 2006
“Escalade has been the leader among large luxury SUVs, in terms of sales, image and performance,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. “The 2007 Escalade family extends that leadership. Cadillac offers more dramatic design, more performance, more body styles, more functionality and better fuel economy and value than anyone else in the full-size luxury SUV market.”
The 2007 Escalade’s first full month on the market was in February. Sales topped 1,500 units in the U.S., far ahead of projections, with dealers reporting extremely low inventory levels.
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