The 2023 Cadillac Escalade is the third model year of the fifth generation of GM’s full-size luxury SUV and debuted the nameplate’s high-performance Escalade-V variant. Now, GM Authority has learned the 2023 Escalade is unavailable to order with the Radiant Package.
The Radiant Package for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade (RPO code PDV) is ordinarily available as an LPO-level option, meaning it is installed by the dealership before delivery to the customer rather than at the factory during production.
The 2023 Cadillac Escalade Radiant Package includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 22-inch 12-Spoke Chrome alloy wheels with locks, LPO (SET)
- Bright Sport mesh grille with Galvano surround, LPO (SJ9)
- Monochrome Cadillac emblems, LPO (SFZ)
- Cadillac crest puddle lamps, LPO (Premium Luxury only) (S3I)
Buyers can ordinarily choose the Radiant Package for the Premium Luxury and Premium Luxury Platinum trim levels of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade. The option is priced at $4,495 for either trim.
The Radiant Package is currently under constraint and is not available to order on either the 2023 Cadillac Escalade or the extended-length 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV. At this point, it’s unclear if the option will return before production of the Escalade’s 2023 model year ends.
As GM Authority exclusively revealed, the refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade will kick off its start of regular production (SORP) in November 2023. The mid-cycle refresh debuting with the model year will likely include revised front and rear fascias and a new puck-shaped antenna in place of the familiar fin styling, among other exterior changes.
GM will make 24-inch wheels available for the 2024 Cadillac Escalade, as part of offering the wheel option on all of its refreshed 2024 full-size SUVs. Other models to get the bigger wheel choice include the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon XL.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade is expected to offer two of the three currently available 2023 model year engines with no changes. These include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, providing output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4, developing 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque and used in the Escalade-V.
The optional 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, cranking out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, is expected to be replaced by the updated 3.0L I6 LZ0 Duramax engine developing 305 horsepower and 495 pound-feet of torque. All engine options are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Under the body panels, the 2023 Cadillac Escalade and its 2024 model year successor ride on the GM T1 platform that provide structure for all GM full-size SUVs. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.