While most tuners tend to focus on flashy wheels and body kits, Becker Auto Design seems to put more effort into the Cadillac Escalade's interior than exterior. For better or worse, the result is the Becker Cadillac Escalade, which includes amenities more likely to be found in your home gym, then your car.
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.