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Cadillac unveils the sexy Escala concept in Pebble Beach

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Cadillac is giving the world a preview of the next evolution of Cadillac design. According to Cadillac, the Escala Concept previews the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac's ongoing expansion.

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"Escala is a concept with two clear objectives," said Johan de Nysschen, president of Global Cadillac. "First, Escala is a statement of intent for the next iteration of the Cadillac design language, and also technical concepts in development for future Cadillac models. Secondly, Escala builds Cadillac's aspirational character, signaling the brand's return to the pinnacle of premium."

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The Escala, which is Spanish for "scale"-- is a concept for a larger, more elite and expressive companion to the new Cadillac CT6. At 210.5 inches long, Escala is roughly 6 inches longer than today's CT6.

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"This concept shares how Cadillac will bring forward a new experience that is uniquely American, and unmistakably Cadillac," says Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Global Design. "Escala is an expressive symbol of reward and an exhilarating driving experience. On the interior, we pushed further. It's about precision and ingenuity in craftsmanship, and the artistic integration of technology."

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Inside the Escala concept features a "dual personality" interior crafted with distinctly different zones: The front is about intensely focused modern technology, while the rear delivers relaxation. An array of three curved OLED screens is a prominent feature in the front of the cabin. The very thin, curved displays are layered in front of the driver, with the back sides wrapped in hand-stitched leather embossed with the Cadillac script.

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Under the hood, the Escala features a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which will eventually be used in Cadillac's production models.

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