Explore how Cadillac has advanced today’s notions of design, performance and technology and applied each to the luxury vehicles of tomorrow.
Despite the small exterior footprint, the Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept is roomy inside. Trimmed in exquisite materials, the interior conveys luxury with the use of refined materials, colors and lighting. The blue and grey leather is contrasted by fabrics selected for a high-tech look and feel, usually found in couture fashion. The sharp exterior profile is supported by forward-sweeping body lines that suggest motion even with stationary.
Engineers have developed a concept hybrid propulsion system for the Urban Luxury Concept that includes a turbocharged 1.0L 3-cylinder engine employing electric assist technology, engine start-stop function, brake energy regeneration and a dry dual-clutch transmission. Based on extensive prototype and production experience, a combination of these technologies could offer projected fuel economy of 56 mpg in the city and 65 mpg on the highway, in a vehicle the size and configuration of the Urban Luxury Concept.
Today’s dials and gauges are replaced by less intrusive and more intuitive options like projected readouts around the speedometer, multi-touch switches throughout the interior and touch- pad controls tucked around the steering wheel. And, to ensure the tiniest of travelers arrives safely, the Urban Luxury Concept integrates an Orbit Baby SmartHubTM docking station to help firmly secure a child’s car seat.