2023 Cadillac Escalade To Lose These Three Paint Colors7
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year for the latest fifth-generation luxury SUV nameplate, introducing a number of changes and updates. Among these is a revised exterior paint options list, with the 2023 model year deleting three paint colors.
According to GM Authority sources, the following three exterior paint colors will be dropped from the Cadillac Escalade lineup after the 2022 model year (relevant paint code listed in parentheses):
- Infrared Tintcoat (GSK)
- Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
- Wilder Metallic (GED)
These three paint options were available on all trim levels for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. Pricing was set at $625 for Satin Steel Metallic and Wilder Metallic, while Infrared Tintcoat cost an extra $1,225.
In their stead, the three outgoing paint options will be replaced with three new hues, specifically:
- Argent Silver Metallic (GXD)
- Dark Emerald Metallic (G6N)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (GNT)
One of the most noteworthy updates with the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the debut of the high-performance 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, a fresh high-performance variant of the luxury nameplate that stuffs 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, enabling the vehicle to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
As for the rest of the Cadillac Escalade trim level lineup, engine options include 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 engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Under the skin, the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade rides on the GM T1 platform, with an independent rear suspension setup introduced with the 2021-model-year overhaul. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
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The clown in charge of paint colors needs to be fired… GMC deletes three very popular colors halfway through the 2022 model year. Then screws with the 2023 lineup???
They clearly weren’t popular if they’re being deleted.
I think if you can actually afford one of these hoity-toity tankers you should get whatever color you want. Micro Bus Chartreuse included.
I think it’s a good idea to make changes to each line of vehicles colors each year. Eliminate three of the the least ordered colors and introduce three new ones. This is one way of to help differentiate each new model year. I also think that adding an additional wheel size ( one size bigger) and one the same size. Along with the size difference, change the wheel design and finish and drop a wheel design, one that dealerships have a warehouse full of on trade ins, will help differentiate each model year.
I think it’s a good idea to make changes to each line of vehicles colors each year. Eliminate three of the the least ordered colors and introduce three new ones, but only add or subtract certain color pigments to make it easier for Service to make the new color. This is one way of to help differentiate each new model year. I also think that adding an additional wheel size ( one size bigger) and one the same size. Along with the size difference, change the wheel design and finish and drop a wheel design, one that dealerships have a warehouse full of on trade ins, will help differentiate each model year also.
You should write a book… How to be stuck with billions of dollars of parts each model year. Did you know that auto manufacturers have to be able to supply new parts for at least 10 years for each model of vehicle produced? There is a reason why a lot of brand and model parts are interchangeable… it’s called COST CUTTING measures.
You want your vehicle to be different, to stand out? That’s what aftermarket retailers are for.