The 2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV add three new exterior colors to their palettes: Argent Silver Metallic, Dark Emerald Metallic, and Radiant Red Tintcoat. Here’s our first look at the new Red hue.
Given the production code GNT and the paintwork code WA-170H, Radiant Red Tintcoat is one of nine exterior colors offered on the full-size luxury SUV, which include:
- Crystal White Tricoat
- Mahogany Metal
- Galaxy Gray Metallic
- Black Crow
- Sandstone Metallic
- Dark Blue Metallic Moon
- Dark Emerald Metallic (new for 2023)
- Radiant Red Tintcoat (new for 2023)
- Argent Silver Metallic (new for 2023)
The Radiant Red Tintcoat color is a surcharge color that adds an additional $1,225 to the price of the vehicle. It can be combined with all six interior colorways:
- Deep black
- Parchment with Jet Black Accents
- Brandy with a Very Dark Mood Accent
- Whisper Beige with Jet Black Accents
- Whisper Beige with a Gideon Accent
- Dark Auburn with Jet Black Accents
The big update for the 2023 model year will be the debut of the high-performance 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V, which delivers unrivaled power and performance thanks to its supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 petrol engine. Output is rated at 682 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 653 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, launching the luxury marque’s iconic full-size SUV from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. As luck would have it, the Radiant Red Tintcoat hue is also available on Escalade-V.
As for the rest of the Cadillac Escalade trim levels, engine options include the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 petrol engine, producing 420 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 4,100 rpm, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 Duramax turbodiesel, powered 277 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. Both engines are connected to Cadillac’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
Per Cadillac’s Y-trim level strategy, six trim levels are offered, including base Luxury, followed by Premium Luxury and Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport and Sport Platinum, and the new top-of-the-line Escalade-V.
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