Do you like the Audi A7? Do you like Cadillac’s current design language? If you answered ‘yes’ to both, or maybe even just one, you’re probably going to love the Cadillac Escala concept.
Unveiled this evening at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the Escala (Spanish for ‘scale’) joins a long list of gorgeous Caddy sedan concepts, and it even comes with a loose promise from CEO Johan de Nysschen that it’s being considered for production. Given its relatively reserved design compared to some previous concepts, there’s a good shot it’s more than just hollow promises this time.
From Automotive News:
“Depending on the development of market segment for large luxury sedans, Escala is a potential addition to our existing product plan,” de Nysschen said.
The Escala is based on the same platform as the Cadillac CT6, but is six inches longer, making it a few measurements and design lines closer to the glorious flagship Cadillac sedan we’ve been clamoring for. Oh yea, it has a “prototype” 4.2 liter twin-turbo V8.
So that’s a RWD V8 Cadillac that looks like a RWD V8 Cadillac should. Mm.
While I wouldn’t call the design a radical departure from the current look, especially the current CTS, it’s definitely a sharper look that does another layer of smoothing-over the now-familiar Cadillac look.
Those who complain about Cadillac rear-ends, well, yea. There still isn’t much going on back there. I can already see the big chrome bumper line on the production version of this, should one be on the way.