If you think Cadillac is giving the 2015 Escalade the rockstar treatment, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is set to be revealed in full on October 7, but we’re going to see plenty of it in the meantime via teaser shots like the above headlight.
While you’re probably saying to yourself, “Gee, it’s a headlight of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade,” what you should be saying is “How artistic” and “Where have I seen that style of photography before?” Because chances are that you have. Cadillac has commissioned Autumn de Wilde to shoot the first set of teaser shots for the ‘Slade. “Who is she?” you ask. She’s a photographer and director for indie rock bands.
“I immerse myself in the world of my subjects. I suppose it’s not unlike a method actor’s approach sometimes,” said de Wilde in a statement. “My job is to give the audience even more of a reason to form a crush on this person or this object
“As a photographer, I am searching for those iconic portraits that makes you wish you were there. I am always searching.”
Yes, we wish we were there, physically in the headlight of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Her picture is that captivating. Sharing the same chassis as the just-released 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade should be a dramatic improvement over the current SUV. Expect LED headlights to be available, as pictured above, as well as a world-class interior treatment, and at least one V-8 engine option cracking 400 horsepower. The current top candidate looks to be the 6.2-liter V-8 from the 2014 GMC Sierra with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It should come paired initially to a six-speed automatic transmission, but don’t be surprised if an eight-speed comes along for the ride.
Cadillac is setting the Escalade’s global reveal for New York City next month–well ahead of November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. We should know all there is about the 2015 Escalade, the anchor of the Cadillac lineup until a flagship full-size luxury sedan takes its place in the lineup, by then.