We also don’t know if the autonomous system will return later in the model year.
Due to the impact of covid 19, The global microchip shortage has a very strong impact on car production again.According to information obtained by Motor1.com, the Super Cruise feature was, at least temporarily, being removed as an option for the 2022 Cadillac Escalade. We don’t know about a specific reason, but it seems the enduring semiconductor shortage is behind it.
Also according to Motor1.com , A Cadillac representative offered the following statement
“”Super Cruise is an important feature for the Cadillac Escalade program. Although it’s temporarily unavailable at the start of regular production due to the industry-wide shortage of semiconductors, we’re confident in our team’s ability to find creative solutions to mitigate the supply chain situation and resume offering the feature for our customers as soon as possible.””
So, if Super Cruise is temporarily pulled from the Escalade, one thing is for sure, the highly touted semi-autonomous driving system originally launched three years ago is non-existent in GM vehicles. Besides that, Super Cruise is coming to the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, but not until the second half of 2022. Chevrolet Bolt production is also experiencing issues with its battery pack ( Chevrolet Bolt also offers the feature Super Cruise) – was expected to return at the end of September, but it’s uncertain if the line is up and running. For both the CT4 and CT5 models, Super Cruise still shows as an option with availability in late summer 2021. We also don’t know if the feature is now shipping on the sedans.
Sales of the Escalade outsold both the CT4 and CT5 combined In 2020. To face the shortages of key microchips, it makes perfect sense for GM to pull the option for the Escalade and continue production as to suspend the high- dollar, high-profit luxury SUV.