The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the luxury marque’s most popular and most expensive model currently on sale. Recently, GM has upped the ante and began offering the Cadillac Escalade-V, which is powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 engine. Now, Cadillac has decided to expand the Escalade-V’s options list by offering a new Onyx Package.
The LPO or dealer-installed Onyx Package – tagged with RPO code PDB – is now available to order on the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V and extended-wheelbase Escalade-V ESV. Previously, this package was only available for the Escalade Sport and Sport Platinum trim levels. The Onyx Package includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Monochrome Cadillac emblems (SFZ)
- Gloss Black Escalade nameplate (RIK)
- 22-inch Forged Multi-Spoke alloy wheels with Satin Graphite finish and Laser Etching (SQO)
It’s worth noting that the Cadillac Escalade-V’s Onyx Package gets different 22-inch wheels as compared to the Sport and Sport Platinum trim levels. Also note that pricing and pictures of this package have yet to be made available.
Cadillac Escalade production has been challenged by various supplier constraints, reducing availability of features such as 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, the adaptive beam headlights, and even the Onyx Package itself.
As a reminder, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V introduces a new level of performance to the luxury SUV lineup, packing 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque thanks to its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine. 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.