The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is the second model year for the all-new fifth-generation luxury SUV nameplate, introducing a few changes and updates over the initial 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that new units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade are currently being produced without the second-row express-up window feature.
According to GM Authority sources, some units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade no longer include the second-row express-up window feature, as of April 25th production. The feature constraint is likely a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Notably, affected units of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade retain the express-up, express-down functionality for front-seat windows, while rear-seat windows still retain the express-down functionality.
For the moment, there’s no indication as to when constraints for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade’s second-row express-up window feature will be lifted, nor is there any indication if buyers that purchase an affected vehicle will receive a credit or be eligible for a feature retrofit at a later date, as has been the case for other features under constraint as a result of the chip shortage.
Either way, the Cadillac Escalade continues to top its segment in terms of sales, with 10,505 units sold in Q1 of the 2022 calendar year, netting the luxury icon a whopping 60 percent of the segment share.
Sales Numbers - Full-Size Luxury SUVs - Q1 2022 - USA
|MODEL||Q1 22 / Q1 21||Q1 22||Q1 21||Q1 22 SHARE||Q1 21 SHARE|
|JEEP GRAND WAGONEER||*||3,169||*||18%||0%|
As for what’s equipped under the hood, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is offered with two engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Both engine options mate to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, while under the skin, the fifth-gen Cadillac Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.