Cadillac Escalade Hybrid sales starting this month

Last week, GM announced that the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid sales will begin this month. The car features GM’s Two-Mode Hybrid technology, enabling EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/21 miles per gallon (city/highway), a 50 percent improvement over the current models. The hybrid system can operate the vehicle entirely on battery-electric power during idling or low-speed driving situations. Escalade Hybrid also incorporates Active Fuel Management technology that enables the Vortec V-8 engine to operate on only four cylinders in certain driving conditions to save fuel.

“In a changing marketplace emphasizing fuel economy technology, Cadillac is proud to be the only luxury brand offering a hybrid in this segment,” said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager.

The 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is offered as a total package, including nearly all available luxury and technical features as standard. The two extra-cost options are four-wheel drive and power running boards. The car will arrive at Cadillac dealerships in the United States with an MSRP of $71,685 (only $3,600 over a comparably-equipped Escalade).

Source: GM

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