Cadillac took to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to unveil their latest luxury sedan concept. Dubbed Cadillac Escala Concept, the car is pitched as a more “expressive, expansive” version of the CT6, even though it is named like it’s the illegitimate child of a CT6 and an Escalade.
Cadillac Escala Concept also previews the design and technical ideas for the future Caddies, which means you can already be sure not much is going to change in the way they look. You will still get sharp angels and many straight lines, as well as a healthy dose of chrome and other shiny material, while the lights keep getting smaller and smaller for some reason.
The Escala is sort of Caddy’s take on a stylish four-door coupe as it has a liftback look to it around the rear. It has other nice features as well, like OLED lights and 22-inch rims, but the biggest highlight of this car is its interior design. Cadillac Escala Concept comes with a “dual personality” interior with the front focusing on technology and driving, and the rear compartment designed for comfort and relaxation. The cabin also explored new ideas in terms of interface and connectivity with three curved OLED screens as well as voice and gesture control technologies.
Even the powertrain in the Escala concept is a new prototype being studied for production use in future models. It’s a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with Active Fuel Management technology designed to work with the sedan’s rear-drive chassis.