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What Does the New Cadillac Escala Mean for the Brand’s Design?

At the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Cadillac unveiled its new Escala Concept, which the brand says hints at the future design language for its vehicles. The new Cadillac Escala Concept also previews some technical ideas that are driving the brand’s next phase of powertrains.

Cadillac Escala

The Escala – which stands for ‘scale’ in Spanish – is said to be a larger and more luxurious version of the Cadillac CT6 sedan that recently hit stores nationwide. The large four-door sedan sits on a wheelbase that measures 127.1 inches with an overall length of 210.5 inches. That makes Cadillac Escala around 6 inches longer than the Cadillac CT6. The overall width comes in at 76.7 inches while the overall height comes in at 57.3 inches.

Cadillac Escala

The front end of the Cadillac Escala is highlighted by a new aggressive and elegant face that the company says will start making its way to production models very soon. The front face of the Cadillac Escala features a strikingly large grille and thin OLED headlamps that create a very sharp and mean stance. The Cadillac Escala sits on 22-inch wheels with two layers of spokes that give it a long and tough side appearance.

The interior of the Cadillac Escala has two different personalities – the front is focused on the driver with a range of modern technologies, while the rear features a combination luxury and elegance. The interior is also highlighted by three curved OLED screens that are controlled via center control module or hand gesture control technology. Like all the Cadillac models of today, the interior of the Escala is built carefully with hand-cut fabric on the door trim and seating areas.

Powertrain-wise, the new Cadillac Escala Concept is powered by a 4.2 liter twin turbo V8 engine that will also be made available in future models. The concept sits on a rear wheel drive architecture with a body architecture that made its debut on the Cadillac CT6.

There is no word exactly when the overall design theme and technologies from the Cadillac Escala will start trickling into production models, but we don’t see it taking very long. Visit your nearby AutoNation-affiliated Cadillac dealership now to see what is currently available.

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