The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will introduce the third model year for the latest fifth-generation luxury SUV, debuting a variety of important updates and changes. Now, GM Authority has learned when 2023 Cadillac Escalade production is scheduled to begin.
According to GM Authority sources, the start of regular production for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will kick off on July 18th, 2022, the same date as the start of regular production for the 2023 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Yukon, as GM Authority covered previously.
Production will once again take place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
No doubt one of the biggest changes to arrive with the debut of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the introduction of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, a new high-performance variant that boasts the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed through the GM 10-speed automatic transmission and fed to a full-time all-wheel drive system, yielding a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
Order books for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V opened on May 19th, 2022, as GM Authority covered previously. Pricing starts around the $150,000 mark, making the Escalade-V the most-expensive production Cadillac ever offered.
As for the broader 2023 Cadillac Escalade lineup, updates include a revised exterior paint list, including the deletion of three exterior paint colors – Infrared Tintcoat, Satin Steel Metallic, and Wilder Metallic. Three new hues will arrive as replacements, including Argent Silver Metallic, Dark Emerald Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat.
With regard to the rest of the Cadillac Escalade powertrain specs beyond the fire-breathing Escalade-V, the SUV is offered with two other 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. Under the skin is the GM T1 platform.