Los Angeles, California – Cadillac has unveiled its Urban Luxury Concept, a design study exploring a new type of compact luxury vehicle, at a special event on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
“The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept celebrates its scale with intelligent, innovative content that makes it unique regardless of its size,” said Clay Dean, director of GM North American Advanced Design. “It has a smaller exterior footprint, but is roomy inside.”
The concept was conceived and designed in the Los Angeles area, where tight, confined parking areas for apartments, office buildings and suburban homes are part of everyday driving. The car weaves Cadillac’s iconic design elements into a vehicle that answers the needs of metropolitan motorists. It seats four and features scissor-type doors, a roomy passenger area, and touch-pad screens and projected readouts in place of traditional gauges.
Engineers have developed a hybrid propulsion system for the Urban Luxury Concept that includes a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine with electric assist technology, engine start-stop function, brake energy regeneration and a dry dual-clutch transmission.