GM Design Team Releases Sketch Of Cadillac Escala Concept37
The General Motors Design team has released a sketch that was used during the design process for the Cadillac Escala concept car.
The Cadillac Escala first debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and ushered in a new design ethos for the Cadillac brand. While a production version of the Escala never came about, some aspects of the design carried over to the Cadillac CT5, including the taillight design, roof silhouette and unique notched rear three-quarter window glass. The Escala’s grille shape, narrow LED headlamps and vertical LED light signatures can also be seen throughout the current Cadillac range.
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The Cadillac Escala was designed by former Cadillac lead exterior designer Frank Wu and GM senior creative designer Aaron Riggs. It’s not clear who completed this sketch, although GM is a large company that usually has an entire team of designers working on one single vehicle design, so it’s possible that this sketch was done by neither Wu nor Riggs. The greyscale sketch has the exact same exterior design as the Escala, although some aspects are a bit different, including the wheel design. This sketch also does not have a crease to determine where the front door ends and the rear passenger door begins and does not have side-view mirrors.
Cadillac is well-known for developing handsome concept cars like this. In addition to the Escala, the automaker has also generated praise from both the media and consumers alike with attractive designs like the Cadillac Ciel and Cadillac Elmiraj. Like the Escala, neither the Ciel or Elmiraj reached production, though their design influence still had a positive impact on the American luxury brand’s product range.
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They need to build it and of course electric now that they’ve gone off that angle.
The Cadillac Escala is modern automotive art. Hope Cadillac brings new artful designs like the Escala to production to earn my purchasing dollars.
Previous Cadillac concepts are more prestigious IMO. The Escala goes along with modern as in it is very simple. Compared to previous Cadillac concepts. The four door roadster, and all two seater concepts of yesteryear were exciting to me when they were unveiled. Congratulations Cadillac you made a normal (by Cadillac standards) looking big sedan just like the Germans. At least Lexus made their concept coupe.
A strong competitor for the Mercedes EQS.
The MB EQS looks off. It reminds me of an eggplant! MB will probably make a bigger motor sedan that is more eloquent just like the S class.
Any word on when the celestiq will be revealed? They had indicated this summer.
This month or August was the push back for the Celestiq reveal. That’s what I last read somewhere.
Why couldn’t they have made a CT5 that resembles this, instead of grafting the nose onto an Altima?
If you listen to Cadillac PR the CT5 is designed off it, but just not in a good way…lol!
This is a flag ship and CT5 is a mid-size vehicle. And i really love CT5’s clean yet aggressive design, i think it’s perfect, especially the front facia.
Cadillac sure has made beautiful concept cars since their demise as one of the most prestigious cars in the world .
The Escala ( sounds like a dish at Olive Garden ), is gorgeous …they did not build it & never will.
The present CT5 ( better named Cimarron II ), has zero to do with this .
Teases ,hints. revivals of concept cars ,mean nothing.
Production of them does .
As the late ,great Hollywood legend Mae West said.
‘ Keep someone guessing to long ,they go looking for the answers somewhere else ‘.
Dude! You hit the nail right on the head.
CT5 and CT4 both look like a 1990s-era Altima.
CADILLAC: Bring back Art & Science STAT and stop trying to copy the Japanese imports of the 90s.
Good freaking grief.
True, I have always being frustrated by this European style Cadillacs. Now Genesis is showing them what American design is close to
Drop the belt line. One of the attractions of the suv/cuv is vision. By lowering the belt Frank Wu can give the driver/passenger a less, closed in, feel and better view of the road. It is time to start leading with ” new ” and strong styling again.
Like the Escala design would be nice to see a prototype and some color ideas and specs.
Cadillac needs to build this car…it actually looks like a Cadillac !!!
MB EQS looks off because of its unprepossessing cab forward proportions instead of the RWD long hood short boot proportions of the gas powered S-Class. As ungainly as the EQS looks though I’m looking forward to seeing it in Maybach and AMG versions.
If Celestiq looks as unique as the Lyriq, then it will be fine. We will never see a modern Cadillac like Ciel, Elmiraj or Escala unfortunately. Their design language has moved away from those.
You will never see this car from Cadillac, if it were Chrysler, probably, GM never.
I hope they’ll start production
We still need flagships
before the end of gas car
Not electric fan yet
Isn’t this funny…I have had a 2017 and now have a 2020 CT6 and the front end design looks surprisingly like both my CT6 front ends. Even the side views are similar. Looks like the queues were taken and then they killed the sedan in the United States, but China can have it. I am not spending $200K for a “hand-built” sedan and since we travel, I don’t want to be on the hunt for a charging station every 300-400 miles and wait for an opening or the car to charge.
Not all Cadillac owners, and we have had 6 in the last 10 years, want an SUV/CUV or a compact like the CT4 (no rear leg room) or a CT5 (harsh, choppy ride). We want our FULL-SIZE (ok, land yacht) luxury sedans back. GM is forcing their customers to other brands that are offering full-size luxury sedans
Great comment !Cadillac is run by the same people who destroyed Olds ,Pontiac & Buick.
I adore Cadillac .They live in my soul , but the people running that Division ,with GMs assent have zero understanding of what it was ; a legend of leadership & class .
This has been going on for decades , and accelerated with the dropping of the CT 6 (that powerless name hindered it ), for the nasty CT – 4 & 5 .
THEY should of been dropped for the former .
Now they will offer NOTHING but an electric SUV first ,then a 200.000 $ Cadillac electric ,in a market with better & cheaper e – cars .
Again they do the SUV bunk .
I DON’T WANT one & everyone I know can afford both a car & SUV ,and DO NOT want one of them either.
Who ever heard of a luxury brand with no coupe ,convertible , or BIG sedan ?
EVERYONE I know ,including YOUNG people , are DONE ( I am under fifty ) ,with the brand .
Makes me think of Cadillac back when they were the standard of the world. Long, beautiful inspiring lines that just makes you fall in love with her……
I bought a CT6-V whose design was greatly influenced by the Escala. Then Cadillac added the TT V8 Blackwing engine, AWD and 4-Wheel Steering and I am a very happy Cadillac owner.
I’ve been waiting 4 years for the release of this car….please tell me the wait is over. If this car finally makes it to a showroom, Cadillac will reclaim its place atop the thrown of the luxury car segment!
Well, all I can say is don’t hold your breath for an affordable full-sized luxury Cadillac sedan! That is unless you can afford and get ahold of one of the $200K “hand-built” sedans. From what I understand, only certain, prestige dealerships will be able to represent the $200K+ vehicle.
First look it looked like a jagaur. Or a audi 8. Just saying
It is signed Riggs, so I’m guessing it was done by Aaron Riggs, Sam!
It’s absolutely Beautiful! Is it Electric? It should be electric.
GM’s biggest reason they lose sales is the lack of build quality . Ive owned 3 Cadillacs best driving cars on the planet but not reliable.
I disagree. I’ve 18 New Cadillacs and everyone of them has been perfectly reliable. They have also been beautiful to look at and wonderful to drive. The problem is that Cadillac doesn’t market or advertise their cars. What few ads you see are terrible. Compare a Cadillac TV spot to a Mercedes TV spot. Mercedes spots are exciting, cars are sliding and spinning, doing all sorts of things most Mercedes owners wouldn’t dream of doing. Cadillac spots are BORING !!!!
Cadillac advertising is AWFUL today .
They are trying to be cute & quirky & Cadillac is not that ,or should be .
There ‘ humor ‘, only a dweeb with no life would giggle at ,not a Cadillac buyer .
This is hurting there image with loyalists & potential buyers alike.
Cadillac is LUXURY ,power ,prestige ,not a comic strip .
I’ve had 4 since ‘06, very reliable if you don’t count the CUE screen failures. That’s why I bought the ‘19 CT6-V, no CUE! Seriously very reliable cars, my ‘06 CTS had a battery at the end of its life get me started by shutting down all non essential draws on the battery to deliver every amp of power to the starter. Thats 15 year old tech that worked.
I agree ,Cadillac is a VERY reliable car .
Mine ALWAYS has been ,even older ones .
Congratulations on own a beautiful CT6 – V . That the a wonderful car & the fools at GM cancelled it.
yeah they definitely need to come out with these cars💯