We got our first peek of the refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade all the way back in April 2022. Now, almost a year later, GM Authority photographers have captured pictures of a prototype version of the 2024 Cadillac Escalade ESV, the extended-wheelbase variant of the regular-length Escalade.
Although this particular unit is clad in heavy vinyl camo to obstruct our view of the revised front and rear fascias, we can still discern that it is likely outfitted in the Sport trim level due to the Gloss Black window and lower door trim.
Up front, we’re able to decipher a revised lighting design that appears to bear similarities to the Cadillac Lyriq and 2024 Cadillac XT4 lighting signatures. More specifically, there appear to be slim horizontal driving lights up top, along with a set of long vertical light strips running down the sides of the front fascia. Notably, this vertical lighting arrangement also incorporates the LED headlights.
Moving around to the side, the pre-refresh front and rear doors appear to carry-over into the revised model. However, from this vantage point, we can clearly see the new roof antenna design, along with the 24-inch alloy wheels that will become available across GM’s entire full-size SUV lineup.
Out back, this 2024 Cadillac Escalade prototype is wearing even more camouflage, making it hard to discern much detail besides the dual-exit exhaust tips. We also see a glimpse of the signature vertical taillights, but the camo covers the rest. Well done, team camo.
As a reminder, two of the three powertrains are expected to move forward into the 2024 Cadillac Escalade with no changes from the 2023 model. This includes the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, as well as the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, rated at 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque, used in the Escalade-V. We expect the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax – rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and offered as an option in the 2021, 2022 and 2023 models – will be replaced by the updated LZ0 unit, which is more refined and is rated at 305 horses and 495 pound-feet of torque. All engine options are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Under the body panels lies the GM T1 platform, the same vehicle platform that underpins all GM full-size SUVs. Production of the 2024 Escalade is expected to kick off in November 2023 at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.