It was originally expected that the Cadillac Escalade would receive a mid-cycle enhancement (otherwise known as a refresh) for the 2024 model year, just like the rest of GM’s full-size SUV lineup. However, new information has recently come to light indicating that the 2024 Cadillac Escalade will in fact not receive a refresh. Rather, the luxury SUV will be refreshed some time after the 2024 model year.
The current fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade made its big debut for the 2021 model year, with the 2024 Cadillac Escalade dropping in as the fifth-gen’s fourth model year. While it was previously assumed that the 2024 Cadillac Escalade was set to usher in a model refresh, this turns out not to be the case. In fact, the 2024 Chevy Tahoe, 2024 Chevy Suburban, and 2024 GMC Yukon won’t introduce model refreshes either, per previous GM Authority coverage.
For now, it’s believed that the fifth-gen Cadillac Escalade may receive a model refresh for the 2025 model year, or perhaps even later. However, when it does finally launch, the refreshed Cadillac Escalade will introduce a long list of updates and changes. Chief among these will be new exterior styling, with both the front and rear ends revised, possibly with new taillight clusters as well. There will also be new 24-inch wheel options and a new roof-mounted communications fin.
Updates for the refreshed Cadillac Escalade will continue into the cabin space, which will be completely overhauled. The new interior will be dominated by a full-width, coast-to-coast (pillar-to-pillar) infotainment screen, possibly even echoing the Cadillac Celestiq in terms of design.
Further changes will be found under the hood, where the refreshed Cadillac Escalade will offer the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine as a replacement for the 3.0L I6 LM2 offered currently. In addition, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will offer a new dual-mode exhaust system.