GM is expected to introduce the refreshed fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade for the 2025 model year, and that includes the high-performance Cadillac Escalade-V. Now, the upcoming 2025 Cadillac Escalade-V ESV has been spotted out on the road as a camouflaged prototype, giving us an early look at the go-fast luxury SUV. This particular 2025 Cadillac Escalade-V is riding on a set of 24-inch wheels.
As we can see from these spy photos, this 2025 Cadillac Escalade-V ESV prototype is covered in heavy vinyl camouflage up front, as well as body-hugging black-and-white camo on the side of the vehicle and the rear fascia. Those massive 24-inch wheels are covered up as well, hiding the new design underneath.
Under the camo, the refreshed 2025 Cadillac Escalade (including high-performance Escalade-V models) is expected to present updated styling, both up front and in the rear, as well as new lighting arrangements at both ends. The Escalade-V should incorporate its own unique fascia treatment to give it the sharp styling required of the range-topping performance model. The rear end of the Escalade-V will incorporate a quartet of exhaust tips.
Those 24-inch wheels will also be new, as is the roof-mounted communications fin seen just above the driver’s seat. As was the case previously, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade-V will once again be available in the extended-wheelbase ESV body style, as pictured here.
Further updates will include a new cabin space, including a full-width, coast-to-coast infotainment screen. Notably, GM Authority has already spotted the refreshed 2025 Cadillac Escalade interior, suggesting a direct copy-paste from the Cadillac Escalade IQ in terms of layout and design.
Under the hood, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade-V is expected to once again cradle the supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine, rated at a maximum of 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. Output will be directed through the GM 10-speed automatic transmission, reaching the ground through an active all-wheel drive system.