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2023 Cadillac Escalade V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

Right this moment, Cadillac formally unveiled a high-performance model of its Escalade full-size SUV. Cadillac is within the midst of turning into a pure-EV model—firm executives have introduced that Cadillac won’t be promoting any internal-combustion-engine (ICE) autos by the 12 months 2030. Earlier than then, nonetheless, the GM luxurious division is giving gasoline engines one heck of a send-off by providing some critical high-performance fashions. The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are making certain that Caddy’s ICE efficiency sedans are going out with a bang, and now the Escalade-V seems poised to do the identical for the model’s SUVs.

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2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V marks the primary use of Caddy’s high-performance “V” moniker on an SUV, however we don’t know precisely how high-performance will probably be at this level—Cadillac hasn’t introduced precisely which engine the Escalade-V could have. Because the common Escalade comes customary with a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8, it’ll nearly actually should be one thing particular to face out. We wouldn’t be shocked to see a model of the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that’s at the moment used within the CT5-V Blackwing (the place it makes 668 horsepower) and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (the place it makes 650 hp).

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2023 Cadillac Escalade V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

From the photographs Cadillac has launched, it seems the Escalade-V’s efficiency styling add-ons can be pretty refined—a barely extra aggressive entrance fascia, bodyside sills, and a diffuser-style rear fascia with plus-sized exhaust suggestions are obvious, together with the anticipated dark-finish trim parts and V badging. We additionally see two completely different wheel kinds, and we’d wager that Cadillac engineers have tuned the suspension and upgraded the brakes to assist this 5600-lb-plus giant SUV deal with with not less than a bit extra nimbleness for a car of its measurement, heft, and heart of gravity.

2023 Cadillac Escalade V

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V

Keep tuned—Cadillac says full car specs and extra data can be revealed later this spring. In the meantime, you’ll be able to take a look at our dialogue of Cadillac’s plans to shift to pure-electric autos on the newest episode of the Client Information Automotive Stuff Podcast.

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Although we don’t know any concrete particulars simply but, the Escalade-V is a car that has “final of a breed” written throughout it. It’s positive to be additional expensive, additional luxurious, and extra-extra thirsty for premium-grade gasoline. By way of its timing and place in Cadillac’s historical past, the Escalade-V is sort of like binging on a king-size banana break up earlier than beginning a nutritious diet the following day.

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