2008 Cadillac Escalade Preview
GM takes its two-mode hybrid up town
What It Is
New Cars: 2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Preview – Not content with offering the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon two-mode hybrids, GM is unveiling a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Word of the model broke earlier this year, and now it’s official. As with its other hybrid SUVs, the Escalade can run on any combination of the electric motors and the gasoline engine. In addition to regenerative braking, the vehicle also shuts off the engine when stopped and can use just the motors in stop and go traffic. The result is a vehicle with the same capabilities as a plain gasoline model that gets 25 to 30 percent better mileage.
By Bob Beamesderfer
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