Cadillac revealed today at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show the Urban Luxury Concept, a new car that promises to explore the new type of vehicle that offers a luxury experience in a small size.
Designed in Lost Angeles, the new car has almost the same size as the popular city cars found in Paris, Shanghai and London and it is capable to offer room for four passengers.
Under the hood, we find a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine employing electric assist technology, engine start-stop function, brake energy regeneration and a dry dual-clutch transmission.
The car delivers an impressive fuel economy of 56 mpg in the city and 65 mpg on the highway. Regarding its design, the car follows the same design philosophy seen on the Cadillac vehicles.
"While small in size, this concept is an exploration of what Cadillac could be in the future, as the brand continues to focus on redefining industry standards for advanced vehicle design and integrated technology," said Don Butler, vice president for Cadillac marketing.
The design is completed by the 19-inch wheels which are pushed to the edges of the body, in order to leave more space inside.
In addition, the car’s wheelbase is 97.1 inches (2,467 mm), but the overall length is only 151 inches (3,835 mm). Inside, the car offers a wide, 68.1-inch (1,730 mm) stance and 56.9-inch (1,446 mm) height.
The front row passenger seat slides and reclines to offer a relaxing seating position. When folded flat, the seat's rear panel offers modern parents a conveniently integrated Orbit Baby SmartHub docking station within reach. As expected, the interior is finished with carbon-color wood inlays, brushed aluminum accents and ceramic materials.