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Cadillac ELR On sale January 2014 Digital Trends

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The Cadillac ELR might be electric, but it s the that shocks

Here’s to the ELR doesn’t become another Cimarron or Catera.

The Cadillac ELR is and it’s looking to take on and the big boys of the electrified driving With production starting in the ELR represents GM’s ongoing to alternative drivetrains following the of the Chevy Volt in 2010.

the Volt, the ELR is a plug in hybrid, is driven almost exclusively by its motor. The onboard gas engine is exclusively used to charge the The only point the 1.4-liter engine drives the wheels is 63 mph.

Unlike the Volt, the Cadillac ELR is not about basic transportation; is a mean, green luxury And it has the prices to prove it; the MSRP is a $75,995 a little more twice what a Volt This price doesn’t include tax, title, and dealer fees.

So you might not be out of your local Cadillac for less than $80,000.

For sake, you can get a Cadillac CTS-V 556 horsepower or $63,215 for a Tesla S for $59,900. This makes the ELR not expensive for a Cadillac, but also expensive for a light aircraft.

Uncle Sam will give you a tax for your choice to ride on top of a big pile of batteries, bringing the down by as much as $7,500. are, if you can afford the ELR, you be paying enough in taxes a $7,500 tax credit might mean something to you.

So are you getting for this big sack of Well, the ELR shares a lot of its underpinnings the Volt, including GM’s II platform and the Voltec powertrain. its 16.5 kWh battery pack and gasoline engine, performance quite be anemic, but it could stand a few days of bed rest and a meal.

However, it will take you 35 on the batteries alone. So if efficiency is important than power for the ELR is ideal

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Where the ELR shines is in its features. It comes standard all the tech goodies you would like Cadillac’s CUE infotainment navigation, and safety features lane departure warning and collision alert.

One of the niftiest features is the brand new on Demand system. This is electric motor braking, the driver to temporarily regenerate from the vehicle’s momentum, as coasting to a stop, via steering paddles. In the grand scheme of a feature like this may not be important.

But when you spend much on a car, you expect the to have made driving And it seems like Caddy at least tried.

Styling is strong point. It may just be a car that shares its architecture humble cars like the Cruze, but you would never from this coupe’s lines. Cadillac may have its sweet time – more a decade – but it has finally gotten and Science” design language

Helping along the exterior is an with handcrafted leather and trim. Personally, I think the ELR is one of Cadillac’s better-looking efforts.


what I am less sure of is the ELR will be another Cadillac or Catera, a humble mid-level car in a set of clothes trying to masquerade as one of the big Let’s just hope GM can deliver a product that up that price.

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