Yesterday evening, Cadillac took to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to showcase its latest design concept: the Cadillac Escala concept.
After much anticipation, Cadillac dropped the cloak and revealed a long, flowing concept sedan, presumably showcasing what a flagship sedan could look like in the coming years, and also previewing a new face for the entire lineup of Cadillac vehicles.
So, naturally, we’re here to ask: is it hot? Or not so much?
Upon first glance, the Escala is certainly pleasing to the eye. Its fluid lines, lack of a B-pillar and chiseled surfaces speak to Cadillac’s current design language, but in a very different fashion. The biggest news is the lack of vertical headlamps up front, replaced with thin horizontal units. In the rear, signature, vertical LED taillamps are present with a twist, as the lights sweep into the trunk lid and around the corner of the quarter panel.
As far as the exterior design goes, there’s very good going on here, but also some ho-hum areas. The face comes off as a tad generic looking, while the rear looks like an excellent evolution of current Cadillac design.
Inside, the interior cabin is exquisite; the design, materials and curved OLED screens are said to be previewing not only a future design motif but the OLED screens will make their way to a future production vehicle, too.
We’re going to turn it to you now. How has Cadillac done? Is the Escala a decent scale of what’s to come from the brand? Or should this stay stillborn in conceptual design? The floor is yours.