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Troy Clarke introduces the Escalade Hybrid
By Jim TaylorGeneral Manager, CadillacExciting news from Cadillac at the Miami Auto Show: the reveals of the 2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and Escalade Platinum models. The Escalade long ago made its mark as a sales and image leader in the large luxury SUV segment, but we’ve come up with some improvements that we believe will continue to distinguish it as a forward-thinking leader in the category.Going green is an important issue for Americans, and the Escalade Hybrid helps make our vehicles environmentally friendly without sacrificing the luxury and quality that we are known for. GM’s two-mode hybrid system is now available in the Escalade Hybrid, giving it a 50% overall increase in city fuel economy. The two-mode system uses a variety of methods to intelligently manage the electric energy for maximum fuel savings. The Escalade will, however, still have the capabilities of a full-size, V8 powered SUV; you will still be able to tow up to 5,800 lbs and seat eight people comfortably in the vehicle.