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.