Cadillac showcases its exciting Middle East future at Dubai International Motor Show

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• Middle East premiere for Escala Concept
• Regional debut of redesigned XTS sedan
• Launch of 2018 model line-up, including Escalade, CT6, XT5 and V-Series high-performance cars

Image 2_Cadillac Christian Soemmer, Managing Director Cadillac ME unveils Escala concept at DIMS 2017

Making its first appearance in the Middle East, the Escala Concept car formed the centerpiece of the Cadillac stand at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show (14-18 November) as visitors received a tantalizing glimpse at the future direction of the brand.

The future is certainly bright for Cadillac, with the Escala amplifying its new design DNA and the brand currently introducing industry-leading technologies such as Super Cruise. But the show also provided an opportunity to view new models that are set to entice today’s buyers: the redesigned XTS sedan enjoyed its regional launch, alongside 2018 versions of favorites like the Escalade, CT6 and XT5.

Designed to be both a driver’s car and an indulgent flagship sedan, Cadillac’s Escala showcases future design and technical systems, including a prototype 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, and is a concept for a more expressive, expansive companion to the current range-topper, the CT6.

The large 4-door sedan features an expansive lift-back design, and at 5347mm is 163mm longer than the CT6. The new face of Cadillac design will begin appearing on production models soon and includes a new expression of Cadillac’s signature vertical lighting – thin, deep-set organic light emitting diode (OLED) elements give it a sinister look. This is complemented by a three-dimensional precision pattern in the grille design and 22-inch wheels with two layers of spokes.

Three very thin, curved OLED screens feature prominently in the front, consolidating the traditional “cluster