Update: since publishing this article, we have learned that the refreshed Cadillac Escalade will not launch for the 2024 model year. Instead, it will likely launch for the 2025 model year, so see what we expect from the 2025 Cadillac Escalade.
First breaking cover for the 2021 model year, the fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade is poised for a mid-cycle enhancement, otherwise known as a refresh, in conjunction with the upcoming 2024 model year. Naturally, GM Authority has accumulated quite a bit of intel on the 2024 Cadillac Escalade thus far. Now, we’re putting it all together to tell you everything we know and expect from the refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade.
As before, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade will once again drop in as a full-size SUV with regard to body style. However, as is tradition, the exterior will be reworked with updated styling, including revisions to the front and rear fascia, and possibly new taillight clusters. New 24-inch wheel options will be offered as well, as GM Authority was the first to report, as will a new roof-mounted communications fin.
In addition, the lineup will once again include the Escalade ESV as the extended-wheelbase variant of the popular luxury SUV nameplate, offering more interior space, especially for the third row and cargo area.
The refreshed 2024 Cadillac will also feature an overhauled cabin with a full-width, coast-to-coast (pillar-to-pillar) infotainment screen, possibly echoing the interior of the Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan in terms of overall design.
As for the powertrain lineup, the refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade will introduce a new diesel option, with the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine replacing the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax offered previously. The new LZ0 will deliver more power and torque, as well as fix a few refinement issues, as GM Authority covered previously.
Meanwhile, the standard naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will offer a new dual-mode exhaust. The GM 10-speed automatic transmission will be on hand for cog swaps, feeding either RWD as standard, or 4WD as optional.
As for the underpinnings, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade will once again ride on the GM T1 platform.
The refreshed 2024 Cadillac Escalade will be available in North America, the Middle East, and select export markets.
Production will once again take place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
We’ll keep this article updated as we learn more about the 2024 Cadillac Escalade, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Escalade news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.