In light of our community's recent loss, I took it upon myself to try to fix up some of at least my own personal complaints about Escala and tried to see what other versions would look like. I'm not as good, but you get a general idea.
Assuming Escala signals Cadillac's new design direction:
CT3 vs CT8:
CT5 vs CT8:
CT6 vs CT8:
Slightly more formal CT8:
XT3 vs XT7:
New language is okay, but I get a very Kodo vibe from the front side profile