The 2022 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV add three new exterior colors to their palette: Mahogany Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, and Wilder Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Wilder hue.
Assigned RPO code GED and touch-up paint code WA-244F, Wilder Metallic is one of nine exterior colors offered on the full-size luxury SUV, which include:
- Black Raven
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Infrared Tintcoat
- Sandstone Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Mahogany Metallic (new for 2022)
- Galactic Gray Metallic (new for 2022)
- Wilder Metallic (new for 2022)
The Wilder Metallic color is an extra-cost item that adds an additional $625 to the vehicle’s price. It can be combined with all six interior colorways available on the full-size luxury SUV:
- Brandy with Very Dark Atmosphere Accents
- Dark Auburn with Jet Black Accents
- Jet Black
- Parchment with Jet Black Accents
- Whisper Beige with Gideon Accents
- Whisper Beige with Jet Black Accents
As GM Authority covered previously, other updates and changes for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade include the addition of the Buckle To Drive feature, which 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 the seatbelt is fastened. Once their seatbelt is secured, the system will allow the vehicle to be shifted out of park.
Additionally, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade deletes the Near Field Communication phone pairing feature. NFC enables quick data transfer between compatible devices that are placed in near proximity to one another, enabling a streamlining of the process to pair a smartphone with the vehicle’s infotainment system. 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.
Pillar-to-pillar screen, identical steering wheel, and more. After incorrect heat treatment.
Pillar-to-pillar screen, identical steering wheel, and more.
After incorrect heat treatment.