Here are 3 updates on the forthcoming hybrid Cadillac Escalade - better known as the Eli Manning Superbowl MVP SUV!
** Please note that I’m not in the market for a hybrid SUV - instead, I find the unveiling of this car interesting. The buzz around the Escalade coming to market brings it into focus for me.
1. China: the Escalade made an appearance at the recent Beijing Auto Show, where it was announced that it would be available in China in 2009.
What the Beijing Auto Show also witnessed this year was the Cadillac Escalade hybrid which would launched in China next year. Cadillac Escalade is powered by a fuel saving 2-Mode Hybrid system.
2. UK: They’re taking orders for the Escalade, which is due to be available in summer:
American Car Imports of London one of the UK’s leading American vehicle importers are taking orders now for the new 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The latest luxury SUV from Cadillac will be in the showrooms at the end of summer 2008 and initially just the standard wheel-base version will be available as a Hybrid.
3. As a reminder, the Hybrid Escalade will get 20 mpg combined, compared to 14 mpg in the city for the regular Yukon.
So, the US projection is still late 2008 for this car to hit the market, with sometime the following year for certain international markets.
Now, when will Eli Manning get his?