The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year for the latest fifth-generation luxury SUV, introducing a selection of updates and changes over the preceding 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that those updates include the addition of a new Surround Vision Recorder system.
Tagged with RPO code XVR, the Surround Vision Recorder system allows users to record video around their vehicle, thus enhancing overall situational awareness, safety, and vehicle security. The system incorporates a series of exterior visual cameras placed strategically around the vehicle’s exterior, capturing video from around the perimeter. When activated, the system can record the front and rear cameras while the vehicle is in operation, or capture the angles from around the vehicle for added security if the vehicle has been disturbed. Captured footage is then stored on a standard SD card, with users able to permanently store certain video captures as desired, or save files onto their personal computers. Alternatively, recorded videos can be played while in the vehicle.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will also introduce a revised exterior paint list, deleting three paint colors from the list, while adding three new replacements. The three hues deleted from the list include Infrared Tintcoat (paint code GSK), Satin Steel Metallic (paint code G9K), and Wilder Metallic (paint code GED), while the three new colors include Argent Silver Metallic (GXD) Dark Emerald Metallic (paint code G6N), and Radiant Red Tintcoat (paint code GNT).
One of the biggest updates for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the addition of the new Escalade-V high-performance model variant, which cradles the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine under the hood. Output is rated at 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, propelling the SUV to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The rest of the engine lineup includes the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Under the body panels is the GM T1 platform, with production taking place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.