The 2021 Cadillac is coming. The all-new, completely-overhauled Escalade was revealed back in February, while the Escalade ESV was officially shown just last week. With pricing announced, orders opened last Thursday and the very first units are currently scheduled to touch down in this fall. All that we’ve already reported before. What we haven’t reported is on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade Onyx Package.
Assigned production code PDB and offered on the Sport trim level, the package includes the following features:
- Monochromatic Cadillac emblems
- Gloss Black Escalade nameplate
- 22-inch, 12-Spoke High Gloss Black finish alloy wheels
Arguably the most interesting feature in that list are the monochromatic Cadillac emblems, which replace the traditional multi-color Cadillac crests on the grille and liftgate. The monochromatic logos are noteworthy, since it’s the first time Cadillac is offering them on its vehicles.
“But Cadillac already uses monochromatic logos on its cars, what’s the big deal,” you might ask. Well, a silver logo is – indeed – currently utilized on the front fenders of current Caddys, a trend that started with the first model years of the Cadillac CT6 and XT5. But as it turns out, those badges are silver, which is not the same as monochromatic.
Though photos of these monochromatic logos are not available at the moment, Cadillac’s Arianna Kughn described them to Cadillac Society as being “more grey versus silver/chrome [on the fenders].”
Not to toot our horn, but we would like to point out that Cadillac Society exclusively reported back in 2018 that the luxury automaker was considering using logos devoid of the yellow, red and blue colors on its vehicles.
The monochromatic theme is a developing trend in the automobile industry that is (mostly) purchased by a younger demographic, and – as we mentioned earlier – the 2021 Cadillac Escalade Onyx Package becomes the first Caddy to offer the color-less Crest logo. In fact, the package completes the elimination of the only remaining shiny bits from the vehicle (nameplate, wheels and logos).
We imagine that the black exterior trim bits of the Sport model (that are otherwise finished in chrome on the Luxury and Premium Luxury models), combined with the new monochromatic logos, black wheels and black nameplate badge, will look very ominous on Cadillac’s all-new flagship SUV.
Meanwhile, those that prefer the more “traditional” multi-color Crest need not worry, since this monochromatic logo is merely an option, and the traditional crest with all the colors will remain standard on all 2021 Escalade trims and models.
We’ll have more about the all-new Escalade and Escalade ESV in the near future, and invite you to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac Escalade news and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage.