Cadillac Escalade XPLORE Adventure Series revealed

Cadillac Escalade XPLORE Adventure Series 27.6.2013
Cadillac Escalade XPLORE Adventure Series 27.6.2013

From malls to Moab

The Cadillac Escalade has body-on-frame construction, but isn't equipped to go off-roading. Aria Coachworks is hoping to change that by teaming up with XPLORE Great Outdoors to create the Escalade XPLORE Adventure Series.

Built to order, the Escalade XPLORE will feature a matte exterior with black chrome trim, power running boards and a bespoke badge that is made of metal and wood. The SUV will also be equipped with an aluminum snorkel, a Warn winch and an XPLORE roof rack.

To handle tough terrain, the Escalade will ride on a custom suspension that will offer plenty of ground clearance. The model will also have aluminum wheels with "massive" BF Goodrich all-terrain tires.

Interior changes will be relatively limited but include leather and suede seats, all-weather floor mats and Woolrich blankets. The model will also come equipped with a unique XPLORE/Filson luggage set.

A variety of options will be available including a power roof-top tent, a custom matching Airstream Trailer and a matching BMW GS Adventure motorcycle.

Source: Aria Coachworks via Autoblog


Aria Group Specialty Coach-Build Division to Build XPLORE Cadillac Escalades

Irvine, CA (June 20, 2013) –Aria Group and XPLORE Great Outdoors are redefining Luxury Off-road with the introduction of the XPLORE Adventure Series Cadillac Escalade.

The Cadillac Escalade stands alone as the pinnacle of full-size American luxury vehicles with power, luxury, technology and style. The XPLORE edition literally opens up new territory for Escalade with serious off-road capability and a new way to experience the outdoor lifestyle.

XPLORE Cadillac Escalades are available in Hybrid and gasoline versions and all are built to order at Aria Coachworks facilities in Southern California. Only a handful will be built each month.
XPLORE Adventure Series Cadillac Escalade highlights include:

• OFF-ROAD CAPABILITY: Each vehicle features custom built suspension packages, massive BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, special finish XPLORE/Method aluminum wheels, Warn winch, Stainless steel polished exhaust system and fender-height aluminum snorkel

• EXTERIOR: Special Matte clear paint in factory colors, black chrome finished trim, XPLORE power running boards, XPLORE roof rack system, powerful LED lighting systems, XPLORE metal and inlaid wood badging

• INTERIOR: Special XPLORE leather and suede seating, XPLORE all-weather floor and cargo mats, XPLORE/Filson luggage, Woolrich car blankets

• ACCESSORIES: XPLORE Power roof-top tent, XPLORE aluminum gear and storage modules, bike racks, awnings, XPLORE Edition Camp trailer, matching XPLORE custom matching BMW GS Adventure motorcycle, XPLORE custom matching Airstream Trailer, Old Town classic wooden canoes, Coleman Camping gear, XPLORE clothing

• OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGES: Each vehicle comes with a family annual pass to our National Parks and Monuments, an Ownership certificate, optional National Park Experience Packages
"The XPLORE Cadillac Escalade delivers much more than an accessorized, meticulously designed and integrated impressive machine" states Ron Flint, Program Director of XPLORE. "This is a transporter of a different sort; one that can deliver you and your family to the outdoors and a life experience that you will talk about for the rest of your life. We support the National Park Foundation with our vehicles and program and can offer unique National Park experiences as part of XPLORE vehicle packages. Back country expeditions at Yosemite, reservations at the Grand Lodges, fly-fishing Yellowstone or primitive site camping on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon can all be arranged. These are just a few of the Parks where your XPLORE Escalade can deliver great outdoor experiences for you and your family."

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ebarsy ebarsy
This essentially tells us nothing about what this vehicle will be able to do, nothing about any performance modifications. I'm just nit-picking at this point because I'm salty that they didn't release any information at all, but the tires in this rendering are clearly not BFG all-terrains.
Jun 30th, 2013 6:59pm
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