Carlex Design Dresses Up Cadillac Escalade Cabin

Even though Cadillac likes to think that it’s latest Escalade is the most luxurious American SUV ever, aftermarket specialist Carlex Design believes it can take it to another level with its customization program. 

The car featured here is an Escalade Platinum, which means you’re already getting an improved experience over the standard model, thanks to features such as the special leather seating surfaces, suede microfiber headliner, 22″ wheels and improved infotainment for the rear passengers.

Carlex Design tops that with custom leather in multiple textures throughout the cabin. They even add their company logo on top of the steering wheel, while going with a new look for the wood inserts found on the center console and door panels.

According to Carlex Design, “a beautiful car interior is also like music: its elements must be like a symphony. A symphony of class and good taste”. We’ll let you be the judge on this one.


  • Rick Alexander

    The workmanship is very nice, no question. However, I’d have liked to see a bit more variation in color. Some more texture, in the way of alcantara or suede would have helped break up the black. Some lighter colored stitch work (beige or copper maybe?) would have made the interior pop a bit more also IMO. As it is, much of the intricate design work, gets lost in the sea of black.

    • BGM

      So…. basically, let’s fire the taste impaired dolt that came up with this monstrosity and let’s begin again. I agree.

      • Rick Alexander

        So because YOU don’t like it, it’s tasteless, and a monstrosity. Would you be so kind, to post some pics of a car interior, you were commissioned to customize and or design please.

    • nastinupe

      If you look closely there is a lot of texture variation, and it does include alcantara/ suede. I believe that the pictures do not do the interior justice because it’s all black. I agree, there should have been more color variation though.

      • Rick Alexander

        I expanded the pics as much as possible. I’m still not seeing any signs of alcantara or suede. Could you be more specific as to where exactly you can see that? I see different kinds and textures of leather, but not suede/alcantara.

        • nastinupe

          Picture 2/14 it looks like there’s some suede around the middle arm rest.

  • donald seymour

    The execution is great, the design horrible.

  • kachuks

    The Romulans called. They want their ship’s interior back.

  • TheBelltower

    This is bad. The Escalade doesn’t need new surfaces. It needs new switchgear and certain plastics. If anyone could come along and offer anodized aluminum hardware to replace the junky Chevy bits, that would make a huge difference to the quality of the interior.

  • Astonman

    I guess I’m the only one who likes this interior 🙂

    • Bash

      I like it too

    • donald seymour

      It’s cool to be you. This is not a conformist site, although this is a monstrosity of an interior for a luxury vehicle. AND YEAH IT DESERVES TO DIE, AND I HOPE IT BURNS IN HELL ALIVVVE! But I truly respect your opinion. So, question, what pulls you to this interior?

      • Astonman

        Funny Reply! Kinda weird – I’m not a fan of monotone interiors that Cadillac does in the Escalades where it’s a sea of tans everywhere. So it surprised me that I liked this. I like the contrast in materials but especially the dark wood playing against the black.

  • ChrisInIL

    Unless they can make this interior (or almost any other GM interior) more spacious in comparison to the size of the car, it won’t be an improvement.

  • Blanka Li

    They need to do this in Teslas – the interior of the Model S is so damn boring.

    • nastinupe

      I hate hate hate the Tesla Model S’s interior. It’s the worst.

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