2000 Cadillac Escalade
The Escalade is a lifesize opulence suv (or SUV) sold by the World-wide Motors luxuriousness steel, Cadillac. It was the section’s offset major launching into the pop SUV mart. The Escalade was introduced for the 1999 example yr in reception to German and Japanese competitors and to Crossing’s 1998 liberation of the Lincoln Navigator. The Escalade externalize went into output but 10 months afterwards it was sanctioned. The criterion Escalade is reinforced in Arlington, Texas.
Abaft the death of the RWD Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham saloon in 1996, the Escalade filled the vacancy erst henpecked by the limo commercialise.
The Escalade was earlier based on the GMC Yukon Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 framework class to pee its show spill more in job with Cadillac’s new figure composition. The Escalade was not the offset Chevrolet-based Cadillac: the first-generation Seville and mid-1980s Bighorn were based on entry-level Chevrolet vehicles (Nova and Chevalier, severally). As of tod, the Escalade EXT getaway are, conjointly the Cadillac BLS, the alone Cadillac vehicles made international of the Joined States, since the death of the German-built Cadillac Catera in 2001. Both the Escalade ESV (a deluxe Chevrolet Suburban) and Escalade EXT were made in Silao, Mexico earlier the 2006 redesign; the new Escalade ESV is sourced from Arlington, TX.
The Escalade occupation has proved really democratic with after-market tuners, who individualise vehicles for ordinarily wealthy customers. Piece such workplace is not through by the Cadillac mill, often can be consistent done a Cadillac principal and through by third-party companies. Often comparable the customized Cadillacs of the Seventies (during the pimpmobile frenzy), pop modifications admit bigger wheels, increased locomotive operation and tradition blusher. Due to its expensive parts and pic from renown possession, the Escalade has likewise been proved to be democratic with car thieves also, decent the virtually ofttimes stolen fomite from 2001-2003 according to the Highway Passing Information Found.
2000 Cadillac Escalade
The Escalade has been featured in many hip hop medicine videos, and it may bear been the rationality for Cadillac’s late popularity among the urban demographic. Comic Bernie Mac drives an Escalade on his hit sitcom, The Bernie Mac Establish, chronic the steel’s popularity among TV stars and standup comedians. Many sports stars, peculiarly baseball players, campaign an Escalade (or early Cadillac models) also.
Major competitors admit: Mercedes-Benz G-Class (and peradventure the littler M-Class), Lexus LX serial, Infiniti QX56, Nation Scouter Compass Scouter, Lincoln Navigator.
The commencement Escalade was rattling exchangeable to the top Denali clipping of the GMC Yukon. It divided all of that motortruck’s outside panels, which were themselves differentiated at the forepart from the veritable Yukon/Tahoe. Fifty-fifty the wheels were selfsame, with the GMC gist caps replaced by Cadillac crests.
The Escalade likewise victimized the like 5.7 L Vortec 5700 V8 at 255 hp (190 kW). All first-generation Escalades featured all-wheel cause. For 2000, alone upright ass doors were added.
The Escalade was not offered for the 2001 modelling yr, but returned wholly redesigned for the 2002 example twelvemonth. Rear-wheel effort was measure, as was a 5.3 L V8, with 4wd and the particular High-Output Vortec 6000 6.0 L V8 locomotive as options.
The “StabiliTrak” constancy ascendance organization was upgraded to a four-wheeled reading for 2003 and power-adjustable pedals were added. For 2004, 20-inch chromium-plate wheels (a.k.a. dubs) were offered, and XM Orbiter Radiocommunication, second-row pail seating, and a jade press monitoring scheme were all made touchstone on all Escalades omit the EXT. The 5.3 L locomotive was dropped for 2005 and the OnStar arrangement was upgraded.
+ 2002-2003 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8, 285 hp (213 kW)
+ 2004 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8, 295 hp (220 kW)
+ 2002-2005 6.0 L High-Output Vortec 6000 V8, 345 hp (257 kW)
The Cadillac Escalade comes in iii torso styles, the fixture waggon reading, the thirster ESV and the EXT pickup.
The Escalade EXT pickup (released aboard its counterpart, the Chevrolet Avalanche) was introduced in 2002. It features a “Convert-a-Cab” complex getaway bed that can be expanded into the motortruck’s cab done a bottom-hinged doorway. Alike the Avalanche, the EXT has foursome life-size doors and seats for five-spot. The EXT was just offered with the 6.0 L Highschool Outturn locomotive. high-intensity liberation headlights were offered for 2003. The Escalade EXT likewise appears in the film, The Matrix Reloaded on with the CTS in merchandise emplacement ads.
The Escalade EXT was created as a organize rival to the failed Lincoln Blackwood, a pickup based on the Navigator SUV. Presently, it competes with the Lincoln Grade LT, another Navigator-based pickup that made its introduction in 2006.
The extended-length Escalade ESV (based on the Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL) was introduced in 2003. The Escalade ESV is likewise Cadillac’s almost expensive SUV with prices ranging from $59,680 for a foot Criterion rendering to $71,050 for a top-of-the-line Escalade Pt.
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