What Is The Cadillac Escalade-V?
The Cadillac Escalade-V is a high-output, high-performance variant of Cadillac’s flagship luxury SUV. The Escalade-V is expected to take the nameplate to new levels of performance, presence, and price.
Cadillac is offering the Escalade-V after years of demand from customers looking for a high-performance SUV that compliments their V-Series performance sedans. GM previously debuted a supercharged Cadillac Escalade with the LSA engine of second-generation CTS-V during the 2007 SEMA Show. Facing financial troubles, parent company General Motors declared bankruptcy two years later, likely derailing any momentum for such a program at the time.
The first official Cadillac Escalade-V will ride on the GM T1 body-on-frame truck/SUV platform, and will be the most powerful gasoline-powered SUV General Motors ever built. It launches for the 2023 model year.
The Cadillac Escalade-V will be powered by the General Motors 6.2L LT4 V8 engine, which is part of the Gen V Small Block family that debuted in 2013 with the launch of the C7 Corvette Stingray and the LT1 V8. The LT4 V8 was found in the C7 Corvette Z06, as well as the third-generation Cadillac CTS-V. The LT4 can still be found in the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, as well as the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. Output through its lifecycle has varied from 640 hp (CTS-V), to 650 hp (C7 Corvette Z06, Camaro ZL1), to 668 hp (CT5-V Blackwing).
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V should have power output somewhere in that window, between 640 and 668 hp.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V is expected to keep the massive OLED display found on the standard model, and is also expected to offer Super Cruise semi autonomous driving technology. The luxury SUV is also expected to continue with offering Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Google Play Store.
The Cadillac Escalade also offers an augmented reality navigation technology through its built-in nav system, as well as night vision. This is expected to continue with the V-Series.
The Escalade-V is set to begin production starting with the 2023 model year out of the General Motors Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. The high-performance SUV will be built alongside the standard Escalade, as well as all variants of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon XL.
Total production volume is currently unknown.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V price is expected to start well into the $100,000+ range. Our estimates put the supercharged performance SUV to start at around $120,000 USD and above. It would be the most expensive SUV that GM has ever produced, surpassing even the GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 in MSRP.
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