Despite a notable commitment by General Motors to focus on electric-vehicle development in coming years, the corporation’s luxury brand is far from ready to abandon gasoline propulsion. To that end, Cadillac is adding a third powerplant choice for the Escalade, in addition to the 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 and the 277-horsepower 3.0-liter turbo-diesel six-cylinder. In the works is a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that will be standard in the new Escalade-V. This is the same engine that powers the CT5-V Blackwing sedan, which is currently in high demand. The Escalade-V is expected later this year as a 2023 model and will likely generate somewhat less output than the Blackwing’s 668 horsepower.

The Cadillac Escalade-V will come with a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. The Sleuth hopes the brand will create V versions of the smaller XT4 and XT5 utility vehicles, too. PHOTO: CADILLAC

Cadillac adds more muscle to the Escalade: