In case you thought it was a typo, no. This is not a Cadillac Escalade. This is the Cadillac Escala Concept. Of course, perhaps too similar of a name as the celebrated SUV, but it’s best not to overthink it. And again, there’s absolutely no confusing the two from a visual aspect.
At the front of the Cadillac Escala, it’s easy to spot the now-colorless crest emblem adorning the grille front and center. Then there’s the horizontal headlight integration. Yes, horizontal lights – with elongated vertical DRLs just below. The 22-inch wheels, meanwhile, feature a striking layered spoke design, while the rear fascia stretches out a familiar rear taillight design, while adding horizontal points on each inward side.
Is this all a glimpse of the next generation of Cadillac’s design language? Yes.
In fact, this may even preview a resurrection of the stillborn “CT8” flagship. This is because the Cadillac Escala is even larger than that of the new CT6 sedan — the current range-topper. At 210.5 inches in overall length, Escala is roughly 6 inches longer than today’s CT6. And it’s a liftback – AKA a four-door coupe.
The interior features a proclaimed “dual personality” interior, with the front being all about modern technology, while the second-row is all about comfort.
the OLED instrument panel, sourced from LG, presents a hyper-modern way of displaying information. The displays are curved, and layered in front of the driver. Not to skimp out on detail, back sides of the OLEDs are wrapped in hand-stitched leather embossed with the Cadillac script. The configuration blends the driving gauges with the center stack into one integrated unit.
Under the hood, the Cadillac Escala previews an upcoming 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, slated for future Cadillac models. Cadillac notes that the engine utilizes Active Fuel Management technology, enabling fuel-saving 4-cylinder operation. However, power ratings were not listed, so we can use our imaginations. For now, let’s all enjoy the eye candy that Cadillac has provided for us. Hopefully they actually build this one.