2024 Cadillac Escalade Refresh Spied Testing For The First Time11
General Motors is developing a model refresh for the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade set to drop for the 2024 model year, and now, we’re getting our first look at the 2024 Cadillac Escalade refresh thanks to this prototype model spied testing on public roads.
Although this 2024 Cadillac Escalade prototype is covered in heavy vinyl camouflage, there are still a few details that we can pick out. For example, up front we spot a black mesh grille treatment hiding under the covers, as well as the new lower intake with the same mesh design. In fact, the whole front fascia looks to draw inspiration from the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, a theme that continues throughout the body, confirming an earlier GM Authority report.
Looking at the sides of this refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade prototype, we find camouflage covering everything ahead of the A-pillar and behind the C-pillar. In the corners, we also spot 22-inch 12-spoke alloy wheels with Dark Android Finish, rollers that are exclusive to the Escalade Sport and Sport Platinum trim levels.
Critically, we know that this prototype is definitely not the upcoming 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, given it’s missing a variety of components from the up-and-coming high-performance trim level. The wheels are one indication of this, as are the brakes, the latter of which incorporate smaller rotors than those on the Escalade-V. Finally, this refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade prototype does not include the quad-tipped exhaust treatment of the new Escalade-V, either. As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V features the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine for motivation.
Indeed, what we have here is the 2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport, confirming earlier GM Authority reports that the refreshed model would benefit from the new Escalade-V with regard to styling. However, although the new 2024 Cadillac Escalade Sport will look similar to the Escalade-V in certain respects, the refreshed Sport will not offer the supercharged LT4 V8.
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Which other Cadillac models will get a significant refresh for 2024? I’m hoping to see at least some update to the infotainment/dash in the CT5.
Might be the cadillac escalade 6.2L twin turbo. just like the cadillac CT4-V but hey, I might be wrong.
Lets get that second and third row accommodations up to snuff.
Hopefully the Escalade get power rear captain seats with massage.
Will there be an all electric version for 2024?
I may be in the minority, but why not expand the Escalade line. The XT6 is not moving the needle for Cadillac and with the Yukon and Tahoe being roughly the same size, there is room for a smaller Escalade SUV. A 200 inch Escalade Sport with 2 rows standard (3rd row optional) would be a tremendous success. If priced correctly ($65000 – $85000), it would steal sales from the X7/GLS, get more people in a Cadillac, and help continue the dominance of Cadillac in this segment for the remainder of the decade. I know electric is the future of Cadillac, but this would print money that Cadillac needs to fund their electric ambitions.
The XT6 should have been that very car you speak of. My major gripe with the entire current generation of Cadillac, minus Escalade, is that due to lackluster sales in the last gen they chose to drop the prices of everything but in the process completely lost the luxury factor that Cadillac was known for. The XT6 looks great from the outside but once your in it cannot compete with a BMW X5 or even a Volvo XC90 which is the closest starting price wise. Similarly the CT5 starts at $10k below the last gen CTS and it shows…they would been better off pricing it just above $40k but including as standard a panoramic sunroof, fully digitial gauge cluster, and bigger 12 inch infotainment screen.
The XT6 was supposed to share a platform (omega) with the CT6. Would have been a proper rear wheel drive light weight performance oriented SUV similar to something like the X7. A shame we just got a bigger but (at least) slightly better looking XT5 instead.
It seems pretty irresponsible to build an all new omega platform, invest all that R&D, and then basically abandon the project. How GM can dominate the market with the Tahoe/Suburban/Escalade/Yukon yet fail to have the same level of investment into the XT6 and even the Acadia boggles the mind. The person responsible for deciding the xt4, xt5, and xt6 should share a platform with their Chevrolet counterparts should be fired. I can’t believe the alpha 2 platform could not be modified to meet the needs of a RWD xt4 and xt5.
A center console for the 2nd row would be king it’s mind boggling that Escalade hasn’t done this already
It would be great if they invested in some nicer rear seats.. maybe power adjustable and ventilated.