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Escalade Platinum is the highest expression of the brand's dramatic design,
luxury and technology. With features including segment-first LED headlamps and
the world's fastest-acting suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, it's one of the
most technically advanced vehicles in the segment.
Offered on Escalade and the extended-length Escalade ESV, the
Platinum edition includes a blend of technical innovations and aesthetic
enhancements, including unique 22-inch wheels and exclusive Platinum exterior
badges. Segment-first applications of Magnetic Ride Control technology
(available on all Escalade models with 22-inch wheels) and full-function
light-emitting diode (LED) headlamps highlight the Platinum's technology.
Magnetic Ride Control gives the Escalade Platinum more precise body motion
control. It is a real-time damping system - "reading" the road in millisecond
intervals and changes damping in 5 milliseconds. It replaces conventional
mechanical-valve shocks with electronically controlled shocks filled with a
magneto-rheological fluid containing minute iron particles. Under the presence
of magnetic charge, the iron particles align to provide damping resistance
The LED headlamps emulate the characteristics of
natural daylight much more closely than traditional auto lighting. LEDs are
environmentally friendly lasting 10 times longer than traditional halogen bulbs.
Escalade Platinum's Interior
Inside the 2012 Cadillac Escalade
Platinum is the latest example of Cadillac's 21st century return to handcrafted
luxury details. The instrument panel, center storage console and door trim are
leather wrapped. They feature decorative French seams that convey an elegantly
tailored look and feel. Materials include rich leather on the instrument panel,
with unique wood inlays and aluminum trim.
Tehama aniline leather is
unique to the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Platinum and is used to fully trim the
first- and second-row seats. Contrasting-color stitching is used on the French
seams for a distinctive, luxurious appearance and the seatbacks feature
embroidered Cadillac wreath and crest insignias. The leather-covered seats are
comfortable and convenient, with the industry-exclusive power fold-and-tumble
second-row seat feature that eases access to the third-row seat.
Additional standard interior features include Platinum-specific door sills and
floor mats; a heated steering wheel; and heated and cooled cupholders and a
power liftgate that opens and closes with the touch of a button. Also, the DVD
entertainment system adds screens integrated into each front-seat headrest, in
addition to the existing roof-mounted screen.
Each front-row headrest
screen has its own driver and input controls. The headrest units can be operated
independently or in tandem. This system enables passengers in different seats to
watch or listen to different entertainment choices. Escalade Platinum models
will include the acclaimed Bose 5.1 Digital Surround system, as well as the
eight-inch touch screen for Navigation, DVD, CD, MP3 and XM Satellite Radio
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