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2014 Cadillac ELR Preview


Derived from Converj Concept vehicle

Range Electric Vehicle similar to Chevrolet Volt

driving range between to gas station

AT-PZEV emission

Showcases future of Cadillac design

Produced in limited

Built in Detroit

Offered to in the United States, Europe and

On sale in early 2014

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a 2-door, luxury coupe equipped an Extended Range Electric (EREV) powertrain similar to of the Chevrolet Volt. It operates as an vehicle for up to 35 miles and when the decides electric operation be most advantageous. When the battery pack reaches a state of charge, a gasoline engages to provide power to the EV and, in certain rare to assist in powering the ELR’s wheels.

During its introduction at the 2013 American International Auto in Detroit, Cadillac referred to the ELR as a point for the luxury automaker, one will help define the generation of Cadillac models.


The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a version of the 2009 Cadillac Concept, and the automaker claims few changes were made to the exterior design in the translation to an line. Highlights include vertical LED headlights and LED taillights, aluminum wheels with low-rolling-resistance tires, and active shutters to help improve Cadillac says the new ELR possesses a coefficient of drag.

The ELR represents a new of Art Science, the guiding philosophy of said Mark Adams, Design Director. Cadillac’s DNA is with dramatic and provocative ELR delivers this in a luxury that stands alone major luxury brands

Interior Features

A 4-passenger the 2014 Cadillac ELR offers a 2+2 arrangement, with folding seatbacks that expand capacity to 9 cubic feet.

leather is standard, as well as a microfiber headliner and a steering wrapped in a combination of these Wood trim, chrome and LED cabin lighting are standard, and the ELR is with an 8-inch reconfigurable display, 10-speaker premium system, and Cadillac User (CUE) with a navigation 8-inch color touch-screen with gesture recognition, and touch controls for the climate and systems.

Cadillac says the cabin showcases the approach the will take with models.

Optional Features

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The 2014 ELR comes well equipped, but be offered with optional premium leather and carbon interior trim. Additional will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Under the

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is powered by an Range Electric Vehicle powertrain that combines an vehicle (EV) powertrain a gasoline engine that as a range-extending generator. This design allows the ELR to be driven town on electricity, or across the on gasoline.

A T-shaped 16.5 kWh battery supplies 35 miles of EV and the driver can select when the ELR purely on electricity, enabling customers in Europe to use the vehicle in Green Zones. Using a 120-volt household power in the United States, the battery in about 12 hours. With a power outlet, the time it to top off the battery falls to 4.5 hours.

When the battery reaches its state of charge, the auxiliary 4-cylinder gasoline engine and supplies power to the EV drivetrain, a total driving range of 300 before requiring a visit to a gas or a power outlet. On rare such as when driving on grades, the gasoline engine may assist with driving the front wheels.

Together, the powertrain generates 207 horsepower and 295 of torque, the latter available the the driver steps on the accelerator. The ELR provides exclusive driver-selected modes, including a Sport that adjusts throttle suspension, and steering feel An exclusive Regen on Demand is engaged using the standard shifters, enhancing the EREV’s to capture otherwise lost to help recharge the battery the vehicle is being driven.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is equipped a HiPer Strut front with forged aluminum semi-independent rear suspension, and Damping Control that adjusts ride and handling Premium electric steering is standard.


Because the ELR operates silently at low speeds the vehicle is in EV mode, a standard alert sound is emitted to pedestrian, cyclists and the vision-impaired of the approach. The feature, according to was developed in conjunction with the Federation of the Blind.

Additional features for the Cadillac ELR include a Alert Seat, forward-collision system, lane-departure warning side blind-zone alert rear cross-traffic alert and an adaptive cruise control Cadillac has not specified whether items are standard or optional as preview is written.


Every 2014 ELR will have CUE with as standard equipment. The system, after smartphones and tablets, natural voice-recognition technology, touch controls, and gesture-recognition

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