The 2023 Cadillac Escalade brings some minor changes to the luxury marque’s most popular SUV. One of these is the deletion of three exterior colors previously offered for 2022 model year vehicles.
Cadillac Society has learned that the following three colors will no longer be available for the 2023 Cadillac Escalade (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):
- Infrared Tintcoat (GSK)
- Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
- Wilder Metallic (GED)
Satin Steel Metallic and Wilder Metallic were available for an extra $625, while Infrared Tintcoat added $1,225 to the overall cost of the Cadillac Escalade. All three aforementioned paint colors were available on all Escalade trim levels.
However, three new exterior hues have been introduced to the 2023 Cadillac Escalade. They are as follows:
- Argent Silver Metallic (GXD)
- Dark Emerald Metallic (G6N)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (GNT)
It’s worth noting that while Dark Emerald Metallic bears a similar name to the Dark Emerald Frost hue that was offered exclusively on the Cadillac Blackwing super sedans, it is not the same color. It will have a metallic finish rather than the matte finish offered on the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing.
Joining the Escalade lineup for the 2023 model years is the all-new Cadillac Escalade-V, wrapping high-performance and ultra luxury into one mean machine. The Escalade-V will feature the same supercharged 6.2L V8 engine (production code LT4) as the CT5-V Blackwing. Under the hood of the full-size luxury SUV, that engine is tuned to deliver 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle ever built by the luxury marque.
For those seeking a more approachable Escalade, the rest of the lineup offers a choice of two engines. The first is the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine (production code L87), rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The second is the turbodiesel 3.0L I6 (production code LM2), which delivers 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
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