The 2023 Cadillac Escalade V Is Delightfully Aggressive

Let’s get ready to rumble with the new Cadillac Escalade V. If the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V doesn’t get your motor running, that’s fine. This new high-performance SUV will race on by with a mighty roar.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade V takes performance to the next level

2023 Cadillac Escalade V in the desert
2023 Cadillac Escalade V | Cadillac

When it comes to the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V, the first thing you need to do is listen to its roar. This powerful, luxurious beast is now better sounding than ever, and it could be even faster, too, with high-performance upgrades.

It’s the first SUV model to wear the new ‘V’ badge as the V-Series designation is usually reserved for performance cars, like the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing sedan. Cadillac is keeping the technical specs under wraps for now, though.

The CT5-V Blackwing uses a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque. This engine is expected to make its way to the Escalade V. This will be quite the upgrade for the Escalade’s current 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

What to expect with the Escalade V

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade V is expected to make a full debut in the spring, and that’s only a few months away. So, we should learn more about it soon. Until then, we can speculate that it will have similar numbers to the CT5-V Blackwing.

The engine will probably be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive for enhanced capability. It could receive an updated air suspension and magnetic ride control dampers to improve its stability and composure.

It wouldn’t hurt for Cadillac to tweak the steering ratio to improve its handling. Based on spy photos, we can speculate that the Escalade V rides on high-performance Bridgestone tires with larger red brake calipers. They could be from Brembo.

The Cadillac Escalade V features a more aggressive look with a unique front bumper design that provides a splitter-like treatment to create a front edge. The mesh grille is similar to the prominent grille above it.

LED running lights are houses in vent-like fixtures, and the updated rear bumper provides space for the quad exhausted with squared-off tips. It also has a new faux diffuser.

Of course, the Cadillac V badging will be placed all over. It should be on the doors, hood, and rear. We’ve even seen it on the steering wheel and wouldn’t be surprised if it’s embroidered in the seats.

How much does the Escalade V cost?

2023 Cadillac Escalade V Badge
2023 Cadillac Escalade V Badge | Cadillac

Pricing for the 2023 Cadillac V hasn’t been released. However, we do expect this model to come with a hefty upcharge to cover the upgraded mechanical components and interior enhancements.

The most expensive 2022 Cadillac Escalade model starts at about $104,595. This is a little more than the Sport Platinum trim. So, if you want the Escalade V, prepare your wallet. This massive beast could come with a hefty price.

On a positive note, this sporty three-row beast will have plenty of space for your entire family. You can bring everyone along for a desert racing adventure! We can’t wait to learn more about this behemoth and will keep you updated.

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