March 23, 2005
New York Auto Show
Cadillac debuts two new limousines
New York, New York – Long associated with livery use, Cadillac has unveiled two new limousines, the 2006 Cadillac DTS and Escalade ESVe.
2006 Cadillac DTS
“Our intention is to launch vehicles that are boldly designed, powerful, and feature driver- and passenger-friendly technologies,” said Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor. “We expect that the DTS and Escalade ESVe limousines will appeal to affluent individuals, celebrities, executives and leading ground transportation companies in the U.S.”
The DTS and Escalade ESVe (for “executive”) were previewed earlier this month by the limousine and livery industry, and unveiled to the media at the New York Auto Show. Cadillac reports that 35 per cent of all livery business is centred in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, where 44,300 professional vehicles are used. The company estimates that 2.6 million people ride in Cadillac professional vehicles each year in the United States.
The 2006 DTS is constructed on a specially-engineered, heavy-duty DTS chassis extended by 1,778 mm and seats six passengers in the rear compartment. It features a 22-inch LCD TV, DVD player and tablet PC.
The 2006 Escalade ESVe has a 1,016 mm extension over the regular Escalade and seats four passengers in the rear cabin. It includes a 26-inch LCD TV in the partition with a second 15-inch LCD TV in the ceiling, along with an embedded satellite television system.
All Cadillac limousines are built by Cadillac Master Coachbuilders, a program of thirteen coachbuilders throughout the U.S. producing limousines, livery vehicles and funeral coaches on chassis specifically produced by Cadillac.