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GM Full-Size SUVs to have unique interiors - report

Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition
Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition

The end of the parts-bin era?

GM has fallen in love with 'parts-bin' interiors, but the company is reportedly dropping the strategy on their next-generation full-size SUVs.

Car & Driver says the upcoming Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban will each have their own unique instrument panels and center stacks. The models are also slated to have different materials, unique control knobs and other "design elements."

According to Chris Hilts, GM's creative manager of interior design, “We went to a lot of [consumer] clinics. What we learned is that truck customers like their interior to feel like a truck. In some of our past experiences, we felt truck customers would like a passenger-car interior."

Hilts also said customers want the interiors to be further differentiated, so the $70,000 Escalade doesn't feel like a $45,000 Tahoe. The designer confirmed there will be some common components, but stressed they will be things that people don't notice.

Source: Car & Driver

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GTurbo GTurbo
Maybe for once American SUVs will finally make the European grade in interior architecture! Great announcement, but by 'unique interiors' does GM mean 'premium materials'? "All will be revealed!" like Sherlock Holmes used to say.
Dec 27th, 2012 4:32pm
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e92miami e92miami
I'm not European but these cars have run there course. You are either obese or you are making up for your small member to own one of these ugly behemoths.
Dec 27th, 2012 5:37am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
What if you have 5 kids? A GL or QX56 don't have a lot of cargo space. An LR4 doesn't have any cargo space at all. If you want to seat 7 people and still have plenty of cargo space, the Escalade ESV, Suburban or Yukon XL are the solution.
Dec 27th, 2012 10:21am
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e92miami e92miami
A Explorer is all the room anyone needs, if it's not then you're carrying around to much junk. Manage like the rest of the world and stop being a pack rat.
Dec 29th, 2012 2:19am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Very nice. I always liked GM's full sized SUVs (Europeans, don't thumb me down on this, please haha). I always did believe though, that a fully loaded GMC Yukon Denali was as good as an Escalade, and so an Escalade wouldn't be a worthwhile buy. Looking forward to it!
Dec 27th, 2012 12:07am
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