The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the luxury marque’s most popular and most expensive model currently on sale. Recently, the Escalade has had to make-do without a few options due to parts constraints related to bottlenecks that trace their roots back to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, GM Authority has learned that Cadillac the Onyx Package is now once available to be ordered.
After being under constraint for roughly a week, the Onyx Package for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade – tagged with RPO code PDB – is now available for order.
The $2,895 option on the Sport and Sport Platinum trim levels includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Monochrome Cadillac emblems (SFZ)
- Gloss Black Escalade nameplate (RIK)
- 22-inch 12-Spoke Gloss Black finish alloy wheels (SSX)
- Cadillac crest puddle lamps, LPO (S3I) (Sport trim level only)
Despite this newfound availability, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is still currently unavailable to order with the 22-Inch Multi-Spoke Polished alloy wheels with Dark Android Gloss finish (SEY), the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, the heavy duty trailering package, and the adaptive beam headlights.
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade is offered with two engine options – the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 engine, which is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, which is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade-V will get the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, which is rated at 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque.
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.