American carmaker Cadillac has unveiled the Escala four-door coupe concept, at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Escala - Spanish for "scale" - previews a luxury sedan that is larger than the recently launched 2016 Cadillac CT6, which is the current flagship of the American carmaker. The Escala is the third concept from Cadillac to be unveiled at Pebble Beach in recent years, following the Ciel convertible (2011) and Elmiraj coupe (2013).
Powering the Escala is a brand new 4.2-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which will make its way onto future Cadillacs. The engine utilizes Cadillac's Active Fuel Management technology, which shuts off half the cylinders to conserve fuel.
The new Escala is 5,347mm long, 1,948mm wide, and 1,455mm tall. The Escala has a 3,228mm long wheelbase, which is longer than the Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8L, and the Jaguar XJ Long Wheel Base.
Design wise, the Escala features a humungous trapezoidal grille that is flanked by sharp, recessed headlamps. On either side of the bumper, are a vertical set of LED daytime running lights. At the rear, the typical vertical Cadillac tail lamps are augmented by a horizontal stretch of lights, which gives them an extremely cool look.
Inside, the front of the Escala is about intensely focused modern technology, while the rear delivers relaxation. Up front, the instrument cluster and the centre console give way for curved OLED displays. At the rear, there are displays at the back of either front seat along with cavernous amounts of room for the people seated to relax.