DETROIT — Cadillac is launching a performance variant of the Escalade for the 2023 model year.
The luxury brand teased the Escalade V-Series in a video Thursday and confirmed the new variant on Friday.
The vehicle is the brand’s top-selling nameplate in the United States and second best-selling vehicle in Canada.
Cadillac will share vehicle and performance specs when the SUV is formally revealed this spring.
The Escalade, redesigned for the 2021 model year, a Cadillac pillar for more than two decades and one of GM's most profitable nameplates, is the top seller in the full-size luxury SUV segment.
It racked up U.S. sales of more than 40,000 in 2021, according to the Automotive News Data and Research Center. It was followed by the Mercedes-Benz GL/GLS, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Land Rover Defender.
It was also the top seller in the segment in Canada, where it sold 2,692 units last year. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GL/GLS rounded out the top three.