Cadillac Announces 2003 Escalade ESV Pricing

Cadillac EVS 2003

September 26, 2002 DETROIT - Cadillac today announced pricing for its new Escalade ESV, the most powerful luxury SUV available, will be $56,160 MSRP at introduction. The ESV will be in dealer showrooms by December 2002.

"The Escalade ESV is like no other vehicle in its segment," said Susan Docherty, Escalade marketing director. "With the Escalade ESV, Cadillac will again redefine the large luxury SUV segment and will assure Escalade's continued leadership in the marketplace."

The 2003 Cadillac ESV is 22 inches longer overall than Escalade, which stretches the interior by more than 20 inches, translating into more premium seating and additional cargo-carrying capability. And because it's an Escalade, the new ESV adopts the Escalade's unmistakable Cadillac styling and the 345-hp Vortec 6000 high-output 6.0L V8 engine.

"The ESV is a bold new addition to the Escalade family of vehicles," said Cadillac General Manager Mark LaNeve. "Together with the Escalade and EXT, Cadillac is playing a very strong hand in this increasingly competitive market."

Escalade ESV is engineered to be the dominant entry in the luxury SUV segment with the following standard features:

  • 345-hp high-output engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Four-channel StabiliTrak system
  • Road Sensing Suspension
  • New seat safety features, including early compliance to 2005 Federal Standards
  • Dual-level airbags
  • Passenger Sensing System (PSS)
  • Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
  • Power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals with memory
  • Complimentary 1 year of OnStar Directions & Connections service
  • Outside rear view power folding and heated mirrors with turn signal indicators
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps
  • Choice of second row bucket seats or bench seat
  • Chrome badging with Cadillac wreath and crest and vehicle name
  • Signature seven-spoke 17-inch chrome wheels
  • Best in class, 34-function Driver Information Center
  • Leather wrapped, wood-trimmed steering wheel with nine-button controls
  • Enhanced Bose audio system
  • Fully integrated, Class II multiplexed electrical architecture
  • High airflow, multi-zone automatic climate control system
In addition, the ESV will offer the following optional equipment:
  • Power sunroof
  • 17-inch chrome wheels
  • Advanced infotainment systems featuring a Panasonic DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • XM Satellite Radio
Cadillac is a division of General Motors . General Motors, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. More information on General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.

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