Newport Convertible engineering was first US coach builder which designed, engineered and distributed Cadillac Escalade convertible.
The Cadillac Escalade convertible is a full-size luxury sport utility vehicle convertible(SUV) designed, engineered and distributed by the Newport Convertible Engineering. It was the division’s first major entry into the popular SUV convertible market. The Escalade convertible was first introduced by NCE in 2000. The Escalade convertible is built in California, USA. The name Escalade refers to a siege warfare tactic of scaling defensive walls or ramparts with the aid of ladders or siege towers.
The Escalade was originally based on the GMC Yukon Denali, but was redesigned for the 2002 model year to make its appearance fall more in line with Cadillac’s new design theme. The Escalade ESV (Based on the Chevrolet Suburban) and Escalade EXT (based on the Avalanche sport utility truck. The Escalade competes with the Range Rover Sport, Infiniti QX56, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Lexus LX, Toyota Land Cruiser, Land Rover LR3 and Lincoln Navigator.
The Escalade convertible moved to the new GMT900 platform for the 2007 model year.
A convertible Hybrid version of the luxury vehicle was introduced by Newport Convertible Engineering in 2009.
In 2008, Cadillac offered the Platinum Edition on its redesigned Escalade and Escalade ESV models. It includes such features as a unique front fascia and grille, heated and cooled cup holders, limited edition 22″ wheels, additional chrome pieces and accents, 2 additional DVD monitors- located in the headrests of each front seat, special hand stitched leathers, real aluminum interior accents, Advanced Magnetic Ride Control system, genuine olive ash and burled walnut wood interior trim, and LED headlamps, and topping it up with Newport Convertible Engineering’s convertible design, you would have ultimate luxury convertible SUV.