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Cadillac Unveils Escala Concept, Previewing Future Design Direction

Concept showcases future design and technical systems in development
Flagship Sedan is a concept for a more expressive, expansive companion to the recently launched CT6
Dual-Theme interior includes Curved OLED displays, next-gen connectivity designs, ingenious details

The Escala Concept previews the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac’s ongoing expansion.
“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.”

Cadillac has released a new slate of models bristling with expressive design and exhilarating performance, driver’s cars taking Cadillac into a new chapter of its storied 114-year history.
“Escala is a concept car, but one based upon the unrelenting rise of our product substance,” de Nysschen said. “Depending on the development of market segment for large luxury sedans, Escala is a potential addition to our existing product plan.”

Escala features a new and evolved face of Cadillac design that will begin appearing on production models soon. This includes a new expression of Cadillac’s vertical lighting, a brand signature since 1948. Organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting elements are thinner and set deep within the fascia, creating a sinister look, day and night.

The concept’s details invite closer inspection, including a three-dimensional precision pattern in the grille design and 22-inch wheels with two layers of spokes.
“This concept shares how Cadillac will bring forward a new experience that is uniquely American, and unmistakably Cadillac,” says Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Global Design. “Escala is an expressive symbol of reward and an exhilarating driving experience. On the interior, we pushed further. It’s about precision and ingenuity in craftsmanship, and the artistic integration of technology.”

Escala features a “dual personality” interior crafted with distinctly different zones: The front is about intensely focused modern technology, while the rear delivers relaxation.
“My brief to the designers was to create a car you desperately want to drive, and also one in which you want to be driven,” Smith said. “So rather than a single design, this interior consists of two themes. It was an opportunity for our designers to break the rules a little bit, exactly what Cadillac should do from time to time.”

An array of three curved OLED screens is 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.

Escala includes new designs for connectivity and control, providing a prototype for the user experience in development for future production models. The system features a central control module that enables the driver to execute tactile commands across the spectrum of connectivity functions, in addition to voice and gesture control technology. Inside the controller sits a new edition of Cadillac’s “flying Goddess” icon, a nod to the brand’s illustrious heritage.

Like all Cadillac models today, the interior is assembled using hand cut-and-sewn techniques. However, Escala presents several new and unique touches, blending overt luxury with covert technology. Escala makes broad use of hand-tailored fabric on the door trim and seating areas. Inspired by suiting material used by Cadillac’s partners in the fashion industry, the fabric provides a new level of hand-applied craftsmanship and color, unique in today’s auto interior landscape.

The Escala Concept utilizes Cadillac’s new RWD-centric 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.
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.

Cadillac Escala Concept Basic Specifications
Model Escala Concept
Body Style 4-door expressive flagship sedan, with lift-back rear opening
Height 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Width 76.7 in / 1948 mm
Length 210.5 in / 5347 mm
Wheelbase 127.1 in / 3228
Engine 4.2-liter Twin Turbo V8
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Comments

Nate Chung says:

Can't you just make me a new DeVille? What's a guy gotta do to get a big nosed luxury liner these days?

Marc Gratton says:

Never more a Gazoline car Am keeping my old Mercedez

sonalp Jordan says:

I have that car in Gta

Beetwate305 says:

Cadillac would be stupid not to put this car into production

NateHawkThe FitnessBot says:

Put that masterpiece in production, and you'll have made yourself a sale Cadillac!

thomas faller says:

Teures Auto = viel Steuern = Kriegsschiffe = Krieg !

Harry Tran says:

The new Cadillac Escala Concept the next Cadillac CT 7 slot above the CT 6.

Brandon Martinez says:

Alright guys final report on this car.

It has the green light and will hit the market in late 2021 or early 2022. It will come with a V8 putting out a least 500hp and comes in RWD. It will not keep the escala name but it will be called the CT8. Price will start at 80k for a base and fully loaded up too 120k. I can't say too much more all I can add is wait and see it and you'll fall in love all over again. The CT6 will being a Impala SS basically.

LarryC213 says:

I absolutely despise the ridiculously oversized rims that today's designers use. That and the ever decreasing size of Windows. Is it so difficult to grasp the idea that high visibility is a good thing? Twenty-two inch rims? The oversized rims were made popular by mexican and black kids who thought that it was just too cool. And they are still popular in today's ghettos. And then these dumbass white kids thought that was just too cool. And now they are today's designers. They are dumbasses. And they should be fired. What really pisses me off is when the manufacturers do not even give buyers an option to buy their new cars and some trucks with smaller rims. I saw a video recently where a Ford engineer was answering someone's questions and when the answer was twenty-two inch rims, he very quickly added: "That decision was made by the marketing department, not the engineering department."

Football News says:

Cadillac…

kinster02 says:

It's going into production.

Guy Good says:

hyundai copy? shit.. redesign plz

Ric Zip says:

What happened to "Standard Of The World"?

Salman Ali says:

موتري نفسهه ومخليها حقت كريم بس ..

Afshin Imani says:

cadillac no 1

J R says:

It looks like a hatchback not a car

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