The all-new 2021 Escalade made its big debut last February, dropping in with updated styling that completely overhauls the next-gen SUV’s appearance. Customers can add even more newness to the look with the optional Onyx Package, which includes monochromatic badging – a first for the luxury automaker.
The new 2021 Escalade Onyx Package is assigned RPO code PDB, and is offered on the Sport trim level. The package comes with the following content:
- Monochromatic Cadillac emblems
- Gloss black Escalade nameplate
- 22-inch, 12-spoke High Gloss Black finish alloy wheels
The monochromatic Cadillac emblems are particularly noteworthy here. The new badging replaces the traditionally multi-colored Cadillac crests found on the rear hatch and grille, which, as we mentioned previously, is a first for the brand.
Some readers out there will no doubt call attention to the silver logos currently in use with Cadillac’s vehicles. For example, the silver logos can be found on the initial model years for the Cadillac CT6 and Cadillac XT5. However, those badges are in fact multiple shades of silver, whereas the 2021 Escalade Onyx Package includes true monochromatic badging.
Pictures of the 2021 Escalade Onyx Package monochromatic logos are currently unavailable. However Cadillac spokesperson Arianna Kughn did tell us that the logos were “more grey versus silver/chrome [on the fenders].”
The monochromatic color theme is becoming more and more popular these days, and tends to skew towards younger buyers. The 2021 Escalade Onyx Package participates in the trend with the monochromatic crest logos, while also replacing the various shiny bits on the new SUV, including the nameplate and wheels.
We’re eager to see what the 2021 Escalade Onyx Package looks like in the wild. Indeed, it will likely pair nicely with the blacked-out bits equipped on the Sport trim level.
As for those buyers that prefer the standard multi-colored Cadillac crest, the monochromatic badges are optional, which means the multi-colored crest remains standard across the 2021 Escalade trims.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.