The Cadillac Escala is a looker, there’s no denying that. It’s a good thing, then, that the Escala also previews the future of Cadillac’s design language.
We don’t know if the first all-new Cadillac in a few years will take on Escala design traits—that being the Cadillac XT4 crossover—but the CT6 sedan is ready for its makeover.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 has been spied testing in Europe and it’s wearing a very Escala-looking front face. The grille looks instantly Escala and the headlight design looks like it will be moving to a horizontal layout, something the Escala debuted as well. Nevertheless, vertical LED accent lights are still present below the headlights.
At the rear, it’s incredibly hard to decipher what’s going on. Kudos to the camouflage crew. The taillights look similar to the current CT6, but we bet they’ll take some Escala cues as well and not keep their straight, vertical design. The 2018 Cadillac XTS‘ rear end may offer some clues.
We’ll definitely have some time before we see the CT6’s updates in person. Meanwhile, Cadillac is concurrently hard at work on the aforementioned XT4 crossover, which should debut early next year.
Spy shots: AutoGuide