The latest news on the topic of a Cadillac “halo vehicle” surrounded a report alleging the Escala concept will go into production in December of 2021. It appears the information is off target, as Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News last Thursday that a halo vehicle won’t come until after 2022.
The timeline gives Cadillac plenty of time to reorganize its U.S. portfolio of vehicles to just three sedans, three crossovers, and a next-generation Escalade. Once the core products are in place, Cadillac will turn its attention to a show-stopping vehicle. de Nysschen previously said the vehicle will “stun the world,” and added the world “does not need another large-box conventional sedan.”
Thus far, all signs have pointed to the Escala heading for production since it’s not a traditional sedan, but features a fastback design. Despite reports, Cadillac has not indicated the Escala concept has been approved for production.