Most tuners would rather give a car “look-at-me” bodywork and tire-smoking power than actually modify the vehicle to improve it. This Becker Auto Design Cadillac Escalade appears to be a rare exception to that rule, though it does seem to have some questionable modifications including an available exercise bike for rear-seat passengers.
Though we weren’t thrilled with the last Cadillac Escalade we drove, the Becker Auto Design Escalade ESV appears to be a slight improvement. Becker starts with a long-wheelbase Escalade ESV, and then reimagines the interior from the B-pillar back. The rear seats get new captain’s chairs that recline, wooden fold-out tray tables, personal audio and video controls, and an optional 32-inch TV that splits the passengers from “the help” driving the Escalade. For extra headroom, a roof raised by four inches is available.
What would a customized Escalade be without a little extravagance, though? Some optional extras include rear-facing jump seats, front and rear cameras, surround sound, a PC with Wi-Fi, and even an exercise bike. Yes, an exercise bike. Why? If you have the money, why not? Though how Becker expects its passengers to deal with sweat-stained seats and the exercise bike occupying so much space is beyond us.
As with most custom vehicles, Becker will give you the opportunity to ruin enhance the Escalade’s exterior with an aftermarket chrome grille and custom 22-inch wheels. For those who need more security, Becker will equip your Escalade (or any of its GMT900 siblings) with enough armor to stop an assault rifle.
No word on how much a new Becker-customized Escalade costs, but a used 47,000-mile 2008 Escalade ESV is listed for $115,000 or best offer.
Source: Becker Auto Design