While many people have already heard about the huge, high-resolution 38-inch display found in the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, there’s one subtle feature of the screen that General Motors fans may not yet be aware of.
As first reported by GM Authority’s sister site, Cadillac Society, the curved OLED display features a transparent, monochromatic Cadillac crest mounted on the windshield-facing side of the screen. This may seem like a pointless place to put a Cadillac badge, but there’s a bit more to it than that.
The badge features a built-in light projector and illuminates when the customer is approaching the vehicle with the key fob on their person. It will also light up when the unlock button is depressed on the key fob. So while the light-up logo cannot be seen from inside the vehicle, the driver will see it as they approach the vehicle to unlock it.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade’s curved OLED display is actually comprised of three different screens: a 14.2-inch diagonal cluster behind the steering wheel, a 7.2-inch diagonal touch control driver information display to the driver’s left, and a 16.9-inch diagonal infotainment screen in the center of the vehicle. Cadillac says the thin display has “twice the pixel density of a 4K television,” and “enables bold imagery, perfect blacks and the largest color range available in the automotive industry.”
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will go on sale later this year, likely in the third quarter. It will be built at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.