The 2023 Cadillac Escalade and extended-length Escalade ESV add three new exterior colors to their palette: Radiant Red Tintcoat, Argent Silver Metallic, and Dark Emerald Metallic. Here’s our first look at the new Emerald hue.
Assigned RPO code G6N and touch-up paint code WA-619G, Dark Emerald Metallic is one of nine exterior colors offered on the full-size luxury SUV, which include:
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Mahogany Metallic
- Galactic Gray Metallic
- Black Raven
- Sandstone Metallic
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Dark Emerald Metallic (new for 2023)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- Argent Silver Metallic (new for 2023)
The Dark Emerald Metallic color is an extra-cost item that adds an additional $625 to the vehicle’s price and is available on all trim levels. It can be combined with all Escalade interior colorways. And, as GM Authority was first to report months ago, Dark Emerald Metallic is also available on the supercharged Escalade-V.
It’s worth noting that the Dark Emerald Metallic color is essentially the same shade as the Dark Emerald Frost offered on some units of the 2022 Cadillac Blackwing super sedans – the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing. But instead of having a matte finish like Dark Emerald Frost, the new Dark Emerald Metallic hue – as the name implies – has metallic flakes.
For reference, here are all six available interior colorways offered on the 2023 Escalade:
- Jet Black
- Parchment with Jet Black Accents
- Brandy with Very Dark Atmosphere Accents
- Whisper Beige with Jet Black Accents
- Whisper Beige with Gideon Accents
- Dark Auburn with Jet Black Accents
Keep in mind that each each trim level only offers a combination of three of the six colorways listed above. In other words, not all interior colorways are offered on each trim level.
One of the most noteworthy updates for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the debut of the high-performance 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, a new high-performance variant of the best-selling luxury SUV 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 lineup, engine options include the standard 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 optional 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 in conjunction with the 2021 model year overhaul. Production of the 2023 Escalade kicked off at the GM Arlington plant in Texas on July 18th, 2022 and the online configurator tool is now live for the 2023 Escalade.
Chaos in Manhattan. Two LT4-powered luxury machines up for grabs!
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Two LT4-powered luxury machines up for grabs!