The Cadillac Escala concept made its first public appearance at the Pebble beach Concours d'Elegance. According to Cadillac, the Escala showcases the future design and technical systems that are currently in development at Cadillac.
"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."
Escala - Spanish for "scale"- is designed to be both a driver's car and an indulgent flagship sedan. The large 4-door sedan features 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.
Three curved OLED screens are a prominent feature in the front of the cabin. The very thin, curved displays are layered in front of the driver, with the back sides wrapped in hand-stitched leather embossed with the Cadillac script. The array of screens consolidate the traditional "cluster" of driving gauges with the "center stack" into one integrated unit.
The Escala Concept utilizes Cadillac's new RWD large luxury car architecture, featuring one of the world's most advanced body structures, which debuted on the new CT6. The mixed-material construction enables unprecedented agility and efficiency. Powering Escala is a 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.
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