The 2023 Cadillac Escalade will introduce a few new changes to the nameplate, including the addition of a new Surround Vision Recorder. That won’t be the only piece of new tech introduced on the Escalade for the 2023MY, though, with the full-size luxury SUV also set to receive a new Adaptive Headlamp System (RPO code UVG).
The Adaptive Headlamp System for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will be optional equipment on the Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum and Escalade-V models and will not be offered on the entry-level Luxury trim.
On the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels, customers that want Adaptive Headlamp System will also have to select the Touring Package (RPO ST1), which includes the following equipment:
- Front and rear, soft-close doors (RPO AF7)
- Illuminating sill plates (RPO B7G)
- Air Ride Adaptive suspension (RPO F47)
On the Premium Luxury trim level, the Touring Package will also require the customer to select the Performance Package (RPO Z66), which includes:
- Trailer Side Blind Zone Alert (RPO UKV)
- Electronic limited-slip differential (RPO G96)
- Integrated trailer brake controller (RPO JL1)
- Magnetic Ride Control (RPO Z95)
- Hitch Guidance with Hitch View (RPO PZ8)
- Smart Trailer Integration Indicator (RPO UET)
This technology was already offered on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade in Canada, but had yet to be carried over to the U.S. spec model. U.S. pricing for the Adaptive Headlight System is currently not available, although it costs C$1,100 to equip on the vehicle in Canada, so we’re expecting a sticker price of just under $1,000 here in the U.S.
Pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade will start at $79,590 with destination and freight for the regular-wheelbase model in the entry-level Luxury trim and 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 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.