INKAS introduces armoured 2019 Escalade platform
- February 13, 2019
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing has introduced its Armored Cadillac Escalade “Chairman Package” for 2019.
The vehicle is equipped with a range of luxury features and is available in configurations ranging from the low US$300,000s to US$500,000.
Making use of Cadillac’s long wheelbase of 3302 mm (130 in.), the Escalade ESV provides a large passenger compartment available for conversion into an executive mobile office, VIP transport cabin or a daily/long-trip carrier. INKAS has also engineered a full 101.6 mm (4 in.) roof extension allowing for increased passenger comfort and ease of entry and exit.
The interior design employs premium Italian hides, Alcantara Suedes, exotic wood panelling and a variety of features including a mini bar with liquor dispenser, air purification system, SmartTV, 4G LTE hotspot, advanced entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrations and a 16-speaker setup.
The “Chairman Package” includes power reclining captain chairs featuring power ottomans, massage, heating and cooling capabilities with in-vehicle lighting provided through the INKAS DayLight headliner system – designed to mimic the lux of natural daylight to promote a feeling of well-being.
Perimeter security is maintained by way of a 360° closed-circuit camera system, with an on-vehicle PVR as well as cloud backup functionality. Additional options such as biometric gunsafes, satellite TV and telephone systems, heavy-duty exhaust fans for cigar lovers and evasive security features are available at buyers’ requests. All electronic components found within the vehicle are controlled through an INKAS designed touchscreen tablet system.
The vehicle drivetrain is based on a 6.2-litre V8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission generating 420 horsepower and 460lb-ft of torque. To preserve the Escalade’s original smooth road performance and high levels of maneuverability, INKAS has incorporated composite materials that meet CEN 1063 BR6 levels of protection, while keeping added curb weight to a minimum. The entire perimeter of the vehicle’s body is clad with certified and industry-leading armouring materials providing protection against attacks from 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester FMJ ammunition and is also capable of withstanding an explosion of two hand grenades detonated simultaneously below the limousine’s floor. As an option, clients can choose to armour the vehicle up to CEN 1063 BR7 standards offering additional protection against armour piercing ammunition.
As included in all INKAS standard armouring packages, the vehicle comes with additional protection for the on-board battery and electronic control modules, reinforced suspension components, door travel retainers and heavy-duty runflats installed on all wheels as well as high quality, high optics ballistic glass.