We don’t have much information about the Cadillac Escalade-V for 2023. Years of rumours have been circulating, but it is just now becoming a reality. Although details are few, Cadillac is revealing the new high-performance SUV for the first time today.
What fresh details does Cadillac offer in addition to our initial round of official photos? Actually, not much. This spring, there will be a complete revelation. That’s when we’ll learn more about the performance SUV, including a complete list of its specifications.
Cadillac has done a remarkable job keeping details about the Escalade V-Series a well-guarded secret. We have no idea what powertrain will power the SUV, but rumors suggest that Cadillac will use the supercharged V8 that powers the CT5-V Blackwing and Chevy Camaro ZL1. The Escalade already has a V8 – a 420-horsepower (313-kilowatt) 6.2-liter V8. The Blackwing engine makes 668 hp (498 kW) while the Camaro’s pumps out 650 hp (484 kW).
While we lack any concrete details about the SUV, we get some visual information in the form of five photos, and, surprise, it looks like an Escalade. The new SUV has its own distinct visual touches, though. It has a unique front-end design with a new mesh grille and a revised lower bumper. The daytime running lights also have new, sportier-looking housings.
At the rear, things are a bit more subtle, but there’s a new lower valance, and it’s impossible to miss the four large, round exhaust tips sticking out. We get one interior image that reveals a new V badge on the steering wheel, though we suspect there will be other V-Series interior touches. Adding to the Escalade-V’s unique aesthetic is the blacked-out trim that replaces the chrome bits.
When Cadillac holds its official reveal this spring, we’ll get a complete look at the SUV alongside all the other juicy details. There’s no date set yet, but we expect Cadillac to begin a teaser campaign ahead of its launch. We’ll keep an eye out for any new details, too.