The items involved are the 12-spoke Chrome alloy wheels (RPO code SET), the Multi-Spoke polished alloy wheels with Dark Android Gloss finish (RPO code SEY) and the 12-Spoke Gloss Black finish alloy wheels (RPO code SSX). All three are LPO (dealer-installed) accessories.
Despite being unavailable to order, the three wheels in question are still shown on Cadillac’s online configurator as being available for all five trim levels (Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum) of both the 2021 Escalade and the extended-wheelbase 2021 Escalade ESV, which is 15 inches longer. When available, the wheels are priced at $1,995 per set, including all-season tires.
It is unclear when the wheels will become available again, or whether they’ll become available before the end of the 2021 model year. As for the 12-spoke Gloss Black finish alloy wheels (RPO code SSX), they’re also included in the optional Escalade Onyx package.
General Motors has experienced difficulty in supplying optional 22-inch wheels several times in recent months. Just last month, GM Authority was first to report that all dealer-installed 22-inch wheels for vehicles on the GM T1 platform were unavailable to order. Vehicles impacted by the situation include the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Chevy Suburban full-size SUVs, the 2021 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs, the GMC Sierra pickup and the Cadillac Escalade.
The lack of availability of the SET, SEY and SSX wheels means that the 2021 Escalade is now available to order with four wheel choices, which is three options fewer than the seven wheels available normally.
- See 2021 Cadillac Escalade wheel options
Sales Numbers - Full-Size Luxury SUVs - 2020 - USA
|MODEL||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19||YTD 20 SHARE||YTD 19 SHARE|
News about the Escalade has been generally positive over the past year. In 2020, the nameplate was the top seller among body-on-frame full-size luxury SUVs sold in the United States, despite an inevitable downturn during the transition to the current, all-new generation.
The Escalade also outsold the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7, which differ from all the models shown in the table above because they have a unibody construction (thereby making them crossovers), but are nevertheless considered to be rivals to the Escalade.
Sales Numbers - Full-Size Luxury CUVs - 2020 - USA
|MODEL||YTD 20 / YTD 19||YTD 20||YTD 19|