CADILLAC, a subsidiary of General Motors (GM), introduced the Escalade-V 2023 which is claimed to use a “monster” engine with the largest power in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) class.

The Cadillac Escalade-V uses a 6,200-cc supercharged V-8 engine capable of producing 682 horsepower and 653 lb-ft (885 Nm) of torque.

The power produced by competing cars from the BMW X7, Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7, Jeep Grand Wagoneer to Lincoln Navigator is supported by the use of a 10-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The Cadillac Escalade-V can sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 4.4 seconds, based on initial testing by GM.

“Customers and enthusiasts have been asking for the Escalade-V, and we’re excited to bring this high-performance SUV to market to coincide with Cadillac’s 120th anniversary,” said Cadillac Global Vice President Rory Harvey in a press release, recently.

The company adds that the car’s engines, supercharged and intercooled 6.2L, have been custom-built for the Escalade-V. The engine is built using the supercharged V-8 pattern used in Cadillac’s V-Series models, namely the second and third generation CTS-V, XLR-V, and Blackwing CT5-V.

The 10-speed automatic transmission mounted on the Escalade-V has also been calibrated so that it is more suitable for pairing with a supercharging engine.

The transmission is capable of sending torque to an active all-wheel-drive system (full-time active all-wheel-drive system) which can divide traction between the front and rear wheels optimally in all road conditions. The Escalade-V 2023 will go on sale in the second half of 2022 with a starting price of US$149,990 or IDR2.2 billion. [antaranews]