Remember the Cadillac Escala? Not, not the big SUV that’s based on the same ladder frame as the Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban. (That’s the Escalade.) We’re referring to the sedan concept that debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Yeah, that one. Well it’s reportedly entering production.
According to a report from Auto Forecast Solutions (cited by Autoline Daily and Motor1), Cadillac is preparing to put the sleek concept sedan into production. We just don’t know in what form.
The concept that appeared in Monterey almost two years ago measured 210.5 inches (5,347 millimeters) long, stretching father than the CT6. In that elongated form, it packed a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 of unspecified output but incorporating cylinder deactivation technology to keep emissions and fuel consumption at a minimum.
It showcased a new design direction for the brand. But it didn’t preview any specific model. Or so we thought until now.
The latest word has it that the Escala will, in some form or another, begin production at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in 2021. That’s the same factory that produces the CT6 which currently serves as Cadillac’s flagship sedan. It also makes the Chevy Impala and Volt, and the Buick LaCrosse, and used to make the Cadillac ELR as well (among so many others).
Will the production model slot in above the CT6? Alongside it, somehow? As a sedan, coupe, or maybe a smaller counterpart to the Escalade? And will it retain the concept’s nameplate instead of an alphanumeric designation? We suppose we’ll find out eventually, but for now, consider our interest piqued. (The relevant segment starts at 2:51 in the video below.)