One of the more significant changes applied to the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the introduction of the optional new Adaptive Beam Headlamps, which can automatically alter headlamp coverage to direct it away from oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, this technology will not be available to order on the full-size luxury SUV right away.
According to GM Authority sources familiar with the situation, the Adaptive Beam Headlamp system is still undergoing validation tests and has not yet been approved for sale in the U.S. GM added this technology to the Cadillac Escalade for the 2022 model year in Canada, where the technology is already approved for sale. Automakers are also permitted to sell vehicles with adaptive beam headlamps in the European Union.
U.S. pricing for the Adaptive Headlight System on the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is currently not available, as we reported previously. The technology costs C$1,100 to equip on the Cadillac Escalade in Canada, however, so we’re expecting a sticker price of just under $1,000 in the U.S.
Pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will start at $79,590 with destination and freight for the entry-level Luxury trim equipped with rear-wheel drive. An identically equipped Escalade ESV is priced from $82,590 with DFC.
The start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will is scheduled for July 18th, 2022, the same date as the start of regular production for the related 2023 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Yukon. Production of the luxury nameplate will once again take place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.