Luxury usually doesn’t come in small packages. Think about it – that’s a tall order. How does one fit all of the amenities, technology, refinement, cabin space and horsepower that luxury vehicles are known for into a 151 inch long package? Frankly, you don’t. But if the vehicle has scissor doors and a Cadillac badge – then there is a chance it could be seen as a luxury vehicle. And that’s exactly what we see here with the Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept.
The striking Cadillac subcompact seems to have have the grille of the enormous Escalade SUV in the middle of two lights that look to be pulled right from the Converj concept riding on the platform from the new Chevy Spark. It might not be all that pretty, but it’s distinctively a Caddy.
The interior features a minimalist approach, eliminating crowded buttons and gauges in exchange for a cleaner, sleeker looking cabin capable of seating up to four. Under the hood is a hybrid powertrain sporting both a battery and a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine with eAssist that returns excellent fuel economy predicted to 56 mpg in the city and 65 hwy.
If this Cadillac were to enter production, it sure would be a great competitor against the Aston Martin Cygnet in Europe. But it will wind up to be yet another portrait on the wall, next to the Converj concept.
2010 Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept