The Cadillac Escala Concept debuted in California, introducing the next evolution of Cadillac design and previewing the craftsmanship and technology being developed for many future models. Following a series of private previews, Escala will be displayed at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The Cadillac Escala Concept previews the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac's ongoing expansion.
Like all Cadillac models today, the interior is assembled using hand cut-and-sewn techniques. However, Escala presents several new and unique touches, blending overt luxury with covert technology. Escala makes broad use of hand-tailored fabric on the door trim and seating areas. Inspired by suiting material used by Cadillac's partners in the fashion industry, the fabric provides a new level of hand-applied craftsmanship and color, unique in today's auto interior landscape.
The Cadillac Escala Concept utilizes Cadillac's new RWD-centric large luxury car architecture, featuring one of the world's most advanced body structures, which debuted on the new CT6. The mixed-material construction enables unprecedented agility and efficiency.
Escala uses a new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, a prototype of a new system in development for future Cadillac models. The advanced engine utilizes Active Fuel Management technology, enabling fuel-saving 4-cylinder operation.