Al Gandhi Auto, Cadillac’s exclusive dealer partner in the UAE, has announced its participation in one of the region’s premier trade shows – the Auto Moto Show – and promises to showcase a new era of automotive innovation. As part of its participation, Al Ghandi Auto will unveil the Escalade-V for the first time in the region alongside the CT5-V Blackwing, exemplifying the pinnacle of Cadillac luxury performance vehicles. In addition, the all-electric Cadillac LYRIQ will also be on display at the event, giving the public a taste of the future of luxury EVs with new standards of design, innovation and refinement.
An icon in the luxury SUV world for over two decades, the Escalade sets new standards in the industry with its signature style and ubiquity in pop culture. The 2023 Escalade-V takes the model’s design, performance and technology to the next level to create the industry’s most powerful full-size SUV, symbolized by its unmistakable sound and striking street presence. The Escalade-V, which proudly carries the V Series emblem of power, has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine that generates 682 horsepower and 885 NM of torque, as well as an automatic transmission calibrated for one speed. It will be part of Cadillac’s entire V-series, including the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing, and will showcase the highest echelon of performance and craftsmanship.
As the industry moves towards the mobility of the future, Cadillac will redefine luxury transportation with innovative new electric vehicles, starting with its first-ever EV, the Cadillac LYRIQ. Cadillac LYRIQ will be available with premium technologies and exciting performance capabilities, enabled by the vehicle’s special electrical architecture. A 12-module, 102 kilowatt-hour battery pack and four-wheel drive Ultium Platform deliver a Cadillac an estimated 500 horsepower and 610 Nm of torque — and a range of up to 500 km on a full charge¹. LYRIQ also offers high-speed DC fast charging that allows customers to add an estimated 125km of range in approximately 10 minutes².
Mark Jenkins, CEO of Al Gandhi Auto, said: “We have represented GM for more than three decades and we continue to be amazed at every new nameplate that is released. The Escalade V is no exception, offering performance enthusiasts a best-in-class SUV that perfectly combines power and style – we’re honored to let the curtains fall on the Auto Moto Show. We know how much loved the iconic Escalade is and we’ve seen the impeccable welcome the Blackwings received, so we can confidently say that our customers will not be disappointed with the Escalade-V. They’re also about to be enchanted by the exciting LYRIQ EV, showing that performance and power won’t be compromised as we move into the future of mobility. It stands out in every way!”
Kristian Aquilina, Managing Director, Cadillac International Operation and Cadillac Middle East said: “Innovation is deeply rooted in Cadillac’s DNA. We regularly work with our dealer partners to bring the latest technologies to our valued communities. This year, our respected partner Al Ghandi Auto will lead the way in introducing the highly anticipated, groundbreaking Escalade-V to the UAE community, and we can’t wait to hear feedback from our customers. We are also very excited to present Cadillac’s all-electric future, spearheaded by the LYRIQ, as we all look forward to its arrival next year.”
Scheduled to take place from 7-9e from October at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and open to auto enthusiasts, leading auto and technology companies, the Auto Moto Show Middle East will showcase modified cars and bicycles, along with some of the world’s leading auto parts and accessories manufacturing companies .