The 2022 Cadillac Escalade luxury SUV will introduce a revised exterior paint palette with the deletion of Shadow Metallic and Dark Mocha Metallic. In addition to the deletion of these two exterior colors, the new Escalade will introduce three new exterior colors, namely Mahogany Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, and Wilder Metallic.
All three of the new 2022 Cadillac Escalade exterior paint colors will be offered for an extra charge. For the moment, there no photos of the three new exterior colors.
Other updates and changes slated for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade include the addition of the Buckle To Drive feature, as GM Authority covered previously. This feature is an extension of the Teen Driver system, and works to promote safe seatbelt usage. When active, teen drivers are encouraged to buckle up with an auditory beep and visual message in the driver information center. What’s more, the system does not allow the driver to shift the vehicle out of park until he or she fastens their seatbelt. Once their seatbelt is secured, the system will allow the vehicle to be shifted out of park.
Further updates for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade include the deletion of the Near Field Communication phone pairing feature. The system enables quick data transfer between compatible devices that are placed in near proximity to one another, thus streamlining the smart device-to-infotainment pairing process. Previously offered as standard for the 2021 model year, the latest Escalade will not offer NFC phone pairing moving forward, as smartphone pairing has been significantly simplified over the last few years.
The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is the second model year of the all-new fifth-generation nameplate, which was introduced for the 2021 model year. Highlights for the fifth generation include an all-new exterior, an all-new interior, and the latest technology, such as a large OLED curved infotainment display, and the inclusion of the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous drive system.