2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, the industry’s most powerful full-size SUV1, now available across the Middle East

Middle East: Cadillac Middle East announced today that the highly anticipated 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V has arrived in the region. As part of the fourth generation of the V Series, the Escalade-V maintains its iconic lineage while elevating performance, design and technology, and is guaranteed to dominate the street presence. The industry’s most powerful full-size SUV1 is available today from dealers across the Middle East.

Kristian Aquilina, Managing Director, Cadillac International Operation and Cadillac Middle East said: “There is no better way to close Cadillac’s 120th anniversary year than by bringing the first-ever Escalade-V to a region that thrives on luxury and performance. . While retaining the Escalade’s epitome of refinement, the Escalade-V showcases Cadillac’s performance credentials and raises the bar in luxury SUVs. Considering the outstanding results we’ve seen since the launch of the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing so far, and the unparalleled demand for the iconic Escalade, we know we’ll reach new heights with the Escalade-V .”

Highlights of Escalade-V

With a GM rated output of 682 horsepower at 6,000 engine rpm and 885 Nm of torque at 4,400 engine rpm, the Escalade-V’s hand-built 6.2L supercharged and intercooled engine builds on a legacy of supercharged V-8s. engines offered in Cadillac V-Series models are the second and third generation CTS-V models, the XLR-V, and most recently the CT5-V Blackwing.

The Escalade-V’s engine bears architectural similarities to the supercharged V-8 of the CT5-V Blackwing, but features a larger 2.65-liter R2650 TVS supercharger that helps meet the higher intake and exhaust restrictions on the full- size SUV application. It revs to 13,500 rpm to produce about 10 pounds of boost and has an electronically controlled bypass valve for optimal driveability. The supercharger’s unique four-lobe rotors are designed to broaden the engine’s powerband, delivering great low-end torque production and strong high-rpm power. This translates into acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds.

The rest of the engine is designed to support the high horsepower and increased cylinder pressure associated with forced induction, including a durable forged steel crankshaft, forged steel connecting rods and forged aluminum pistons. Aluminum cylinder heads are stronger and more heat resistant than conventional castings. The heads also feature lightweight titanium intake valves.

A 10-speed automatic transmission is coupled to the engine and calibrated for the supercharger system’s unique powerband characteristics.

The transmission sends the transmitted torque to an advanced, full-time active four-wheel drive system that distributes torque between the front and rear wheels for optimum traction and driver control in all conditions. The system varies torque distribution depending on conditions, but part of the torque is always directed to the front wheels.

The Escalade-V also offers a combined fuel economy of 6.9 Km/L.

Unique suspension calibrations and V-mode

Along with the full-time active four-wheel drive system, standard Magnetic Ride Control 4.0, Air Ride Adaptive Suspension and exclusive Escalade-V suspension hardware complement the Escalade-V’s responsive driving experience. Together they form the basis of a heightened sense of control by the driver, without sacrificing the isolated, precise ride comfort that the Escalade is renowned for.

On this new V-Series SUV, the Air Ride Adaptive Suspension four-corner air suspension features specific stiff rear air springs. The electronically controlled system also features unique damper hardware tuning and software calibrations, helping to get the most out of the Escalade-V’s four-wheel independent suspension. The electronic limited slip differential improves handling and helps maximize traction.

Drivers can personalize their experience behind the wheel via the exclusive V-Mode, which drivers can access via a button on the center console in front of the gear lever. It allows drivers to customize their preferred performance driving mode and automatically lowers the ride height by almost 20mm. Customizations available with V-Mode include:

  • Suspension settings: Tour or Sport
  • Steering: Tour or Sport, with unique steering calibrations
  • Brake pedal: Tour or Sport
  • Engine sound: Stealth, Tour or Sport
  • AWD: Tour, Sport or Snow/Ice
  • Engine performance: Tour, Sport or Snow/Ice.

In addition, a Launch Control function is available through V-Mode that allows the Escalade-V to perform optimal acceleration runs from a standstill. Drivers can access this feature in V mode by holding down the brake pedal, then fully depressing the accelerator pedal, and when the traction control light starts flashing, release the brake pedal.

Signature design, craftsmanship and technology

Inside and out, the new Escalade-V builds on Escalade’s bold, layered design statement and sophisticated, technology-infused passenger environment.

On the outside, unique front and rear fenders create a distinctive appearance, along with Cadillac’s signature Sport mesh grille. The rear contains openings for a quad exhaust. Uniquely styled 22-inch wheels are also part of the V-series content. They showcase the powerful braking system behind them, including exclusive Brembo® front brakes with Edge Red calipers.

The cab equipment builds on the Escalade’s Platinum trim interior, offered in Black or Dark Auburn, with Zebra Wood accents. Standard equipment includes semi-aniline leather on all three rows, front seats with electric massage function1 and a heated steering wheel.

In terms of technology, Escalade-V delivers with:

  • Standard curved OLED with a total diagonal display of 38 inches, with twice the pixel density of a 4K television
  • Premium infotainment experience with navigation3, featuring a 16.9-inch diagonal color information display, natural speech recognition, wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto4 functionality, connected apps and more
  • Augmented Reality, which projects a live image of what is in front of the vehicle onto the 14.2-inch diagonal display in the center cluster. When a navigation route is active, the system will show information about the direction on the display
  • Standard AKG Studio Reference audio system with 36 speakers, with 3D Surround, navigation display and more.

For more information in your markets, visit Cadillac Arabia or contact your local dealer representative.


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For more information, please contact Fadi Tadros at fadi.tadros@gm.com.

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