Cadillac has debuted the next generation of vehicle design. The automaker is previewing its latest design and technical ideas with the Escala Concept. The Escala vehicle is a large 4-door sedan featuring an expansive liftback design emphasizing the car’s considerable scale and versatility. At 210.5 inches in overall length, Escala is roughly 6 inches longer than today’s CT6.
“Escala is a concept with two clear objectives,” said Johan de Nysschen, president of Global Cadillac. “First, Escala is a statement of intent for the next iteration of the Cadillac design language, and also technical concepts in development for future Cadillac models. Secondly, Escala builds Cadillac’s aspirational character, signaling the brand’s return to the pinnacle of premium.”The vehicle features a new and evolved face of Cadillac design that will begin appearing on production models soon. The automaker boasts that it has included organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting elements, which are thinner and set deep within the fascia, creating a sinister look, day and night, a three-dimensional precision pattern in the grille design and 22-inch wheels with two layers of spokes.
Escala uses a new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, a prototype of a new system in development for future Cadillac models. The advanced engine utilizes Active Fuel Management technology, enabling fuel-saving 4-cylinder operation. It’s a car that is meant for a driver but that “you’ll desperately want to drive yourself,” de Nysschen said.Let’s hope we get the chance some day.