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GM Struggles To Build Reliable Cars, Thinks You'll Trust Riding In Its One-Man Drones

GM Struggles To Build Reliable Cars, Thinks You’ll Trust Riding In Its One-Man Drones

This is the Cadillac Halo sub-brand taking its first steps

Despite not being as flashy as previous editions, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show aka CES still spawned some rad, futuristic concepts that, unfortunately, have every chance in the world of being nothing more than that.

For example, GM showed two prototypes at CES 2021 - one for land transportation and one for air travel.

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Here's Proof That Cadillac Should Revive The XLR Name

Here’s Proof That Cadillac Should Revive The XLR Name

Instagram artist thinks this should be the revived Cadillac XLR

Bringing back dead car monikers is way easier today than it was not so many years ago. You’ve got a lot of internet-based pixel manipulators with a knack for cars and more often than not, the results are drool-worthy. Sometimes, however, they’re just downright eccentric and polarizing.

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV – Futuristic Styling and Tech That Won't Make It To Production

2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV – Futuristic Styling and Tech That Won’t Make It To Production

The Cadillac Lyriq Looks Great, but A lot of What You See Won’t Arrive on the 2023 Production Model

After some light teasing, Cadillac has finally revealed the Lyriq SUV, but in its current form, it’s just a show car, and the debut video was littered with reminders that not all the technology you see will make it to the production model. With that tidbit out of the way, Cadillac should be commended for showing up late to the EV party in style, most of which is thanks to that new Ultium long-range battery and a new modular electric platform that will pave the way for all of GM to build countless EVs.

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Is Cadillac's Surprise EV Concept a Preview of the Next-Gen Cadillac Escalade?

Is Cadillac’s Surprise EV Concept a Preview of the Next-Gen Cadillac Escalade?

That’d be some kind of statement, wouldn’t it?

A few days after identifying Cadillac as the brand that will spearhead its EV initiative, General Motors doubled down on that announcement by revealing a sketch design of an EV crossover concept that could point to its plans for Cadillac in the not-so-distant future. The design was unveiled at the Cadillac XT6’s launch party ahead of the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The General didn’t dive into the details behind its first electric vehicle, opting only to say that it will use an all-new skateboard electric platform and will come in either two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It’s also going to be a crossover, adding weight to the company’s renewed focus on crossovers and SUVs to drive the brand moving forward. That said, is it possible that this electric concept is actually a preview of the next-generation Cadillac Escalade?

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Report: Cadillac Could Take on the BMW 8 Series, Audi A8, and Porsche Panamera with a Production Version of Escala Concept

Report: Cadillac Could Take on the BMW 8 Series, Audi A8, and Porsche Panamera with a Production Version of Escala Concept

Is this the flagship sedan that’s going to reinvigorate Cadillac?

The Cadillac Escala was one of the stars of the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It was unveiled primarily to showcase Caddy’s future design language, which the company planned to use on some of its production models. A little over a year later, the Escala is back in the headlines for an entirely different reason. According to reports, it’s now headed to production.

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2016 Cadillac Escala

2016 Cadillac Escala

Finally a concept car that Cadillac will put into production

The annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been giving us outstanding public debuts for quite a while now, and this year’s edition is no exception from that rule. The 2016 event has been packed with many great debuts, but very few are as spectacular as the Cadillac Escala concept. The American brand has made a tradition from bringing its most daring concepts at Pebble Beach. In 2011, Cadillac introduced the stunning Ciel convertible. In 2013, the Elmiraj followed, showing the world that Cadillac can still design large coupes that can stand out from a crowd. Come 2016 and GM’s luxury division introduced the Escala sedan at the same car show.

Described as a vehicle that previews "the design and technical ideas driving the next phase of Cadillac’s ongoing expansion," the Escala is a four-door sedan that’s slightly longer than the current CT6. It also previews Caddy’s upcoming flagship vehicle, which should arrive in production form by the end of the decade.

“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.”

Updated 08/22/2016: We added a series of images taken during the car’s official presentation at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Check them out in the picture gallery.

Continue reading to learn more about the Cadillac Escala Concept.

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