What feels like years ago, Cadillac unveiled its 2016 Escala Concept at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The concept was meant to preview what we could expect from the Cadillac CT6, which Cadillac then went off and designed and produced. And that was that.
According to rumors, the Cadillac Escala will go into production at the Detroit-Hamtramck factory — not as a concept model, but a model available for purchase nationwide — starting in December of 2021. This new model would share the same platform of the Cadillac CT6.
As a concept car, the Escala featured a bold exterior with expressive vertical lighting and a bold front grille. On the inside, the cabin featured materials like opulent cashmere, hand cut-and-sewn leather, American walnut, and brushed aluminum. And, of course, it was miles ahead into the future with its technology, including curved OLED displays for the hands-free system with voice and gesture commands. Even the shift knob was forward-thinking — as a rotary knob — while looking back to Cadillac’s past with the “Flying Goddess” design.
Under the hood of the Cadillac Escala concept was a 4.2-liter biturbo V8 engine.
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