Contrary to what was widely expected, the mid-cycle refresh for the Cadillac Escalade and Cadillac Escalade ESV won’t arrive for the 2024 model year, and has instead been deferred to the 2025 model year. As such, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade and 2024 Cadillac Escalade ESV feature a select few updates over the preceding 2023 model year. Now, production of the luxury marque’s 2024 model-year full-size SUVs has officially begun.
The start of regular production (SORP) of the 2024 Cadillac Escalade and 2024 Cadillac Escalade ESV was originally scheduled for early November 2023. However, the SORP was ultimately delayed, likely due in part to the UAW strike at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
As far as the eventual mid-cycle refresh is concerned, the exterior, interior, and powertrain are all expected to receive updates. In regard to the exterior, there will be revisions to the front and rear fascias, including redesigned lighting elements similar to those found on the 2024 XT4, the second-generation CT6, and the Escalade IQ.
Moving to the inside, the interior will feature an overhauled cabin with a full-width, coast-to-coast infotainment screen reminiscent to that found in the uber-luxurious Cadillac Celestiq. The addition of this new display will lead to massive changes to the center stack and center console.
Under the hood, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, will carry over into the revision. However, the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax will be supplanted by the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Both powerplants will continue to be managed by the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Although launch details haven’t been released yet, both revised full-size SUVs will continue to ride on the GM T1 platform, while production will take place at the aforementioned GM Arlington plant.