GM Authority reported in August the Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury and Premium Luxury Platinum models, along with Sport and Sport Platinum models, would gain Super Cruise as standard for the coming 2022MY. While this was previously communicated to dealers, Super Cruise (RPO code UKL) will now instead remain a free flow option on all these trim levels.
An updated version of Super Cruise will be offered on six 2022 GM vehicles, including the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, as well as the 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 GMC Hummer EV and GMC Sierra 1500. This updated version of Super Cruise will feature new abilities including automatic lane change, which can automatically detect when a lane change is optimal, turn the correct signal on and initiate the maneuver. Super Cruise compatible roads will also now be displayed in the in-vehicle navigation system, showing roads available for hands-free driving during route selection. Select 2021MY vehicles equipped with Super Cruise will also receive an over-the-air-update to install the newer software.
While Super Cruise availability will remain unchanged on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, the new model year will introduce a number of other small changes. For starters, the 2022 Escalade will delete the Shadow Metallic and Dark Mocha Metallic colors from its order books and will offer three new exterior colors in their place, including Mahogany Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, and Wilder Metallic. It will also see the addition of GM’s Buckle To Drive feature, an extension of the Teen Driver system that intends to promote seatbelt usage, and the deletion of the Near Field Communication (NFC) phone pairing feature.
Production of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade will take place at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. Prices and official information on the changes applied for 2022 should become available shortly.