The 2024 Cadillac Escalade has quite a few welcome changes and updates in store. Now, we’ve learned that Super Cruise will be a standard feature on most trim levels.
As a reminder, Super Cruise (production code UKL) is the luxury marque’s advanced driver assist feature that allows drivers of equipped vehicles to take their hands off the steering wheel under certain driving conditions. For the 2024 Cadillac Escalade, it will be included as standard on Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport Platinum and Escalade-V trims. However, it is excluded from the base Luxury trim, where it’s not available even as an option.
In prior model years of the fifth-generation Escalade, Super Cruise was an option. Initially, it was to be fitted as standard on Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum trims for the 2022 model year. However, supply chain issues prevented Cadillac from executing this plan, instead offering the feature as an optional extra with extremely limited capacity.
For the time being, Super Cruise is a required option on any remaining 2023 model year Escalades, adding $2,500 to the overall price of the luxury SUV while still not being available on the base Luxury trim. Production of the 2023 model will soon wrap up at the at the Arlington plant in Texas, making way for assembly of the 2024 model, which is slated to begin in November 2023.
Following the 2024 model year, the Escalade will receive a refresh for the 2025 model year, adopting an all-new pillar-to-pillar display panel similar to that of the Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury electric sedan. Additionally, spy shots suggest a new treatment for its front and rear fascias is also inbound. The refresh was initially expected for the 2024 model year, but has been delayed to the 2025 MY instead.
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