Geneva motor show 2013 Cadillac ELR Autocar

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Geneva motor show Cadillac ELR

5 March 2013

has finally launched the production of its Converj range-extender coupé, seen at the 2009 Detroit as a concept and now at the Geneva motor .

Now badged the Cadillac ELR, due to go into production at the end of this The car uses the Chevrolet Volt Ampera drivetrain. The body is all incorporating specific aerodynamic to improve the car’s efficiency – the is fully sealed and the Cadillac egg grille is modified.

Despite these changes, the coefficient of drag (cD) is more than a Mercedes Coupé’s 0.24.

Underneath is a version of the Volt’s drivetrain – the notable change is to the battery, can now supply more of its overall that the Volt’s can. Engineer Chris Thomason that they decided to the battery a bit more,” giving the ELR a of about 35 miles, similar to the despite being around heavier.


Design boss, Mark says the car is the latest expression of ‘Art and Science’ philosophy. He his team were proud of its to the Converj concept, and that it was just an empty promise”.

torque output is 295lb ft, total power is put at 204bhp. A charge using a 240v takes around 4.5 hours. It offer a better drive the Volt, too, with the Strut front suspension set up on Vauxhall’s VXR models and wider and rear tracks.

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Expect a 0-60mph time of 8sec, slightly faster the Volt’s 9sec. Standard are 20-inch units.

Inside, the cabin looks set to become most competent offering with what Cadillac are high-quality materials and assembly. It with an 8-inch touch and an automatic cup holder. It also a new look for Cadillac interiors will heavily influence the CTS saloon.

The ELR will come to Europe in but despite the car’s Volt Thomason says the car cannot in right hand drive “at time”, because there sufficient market potential.

European boss Tom Anliker, on the European debut of the ELR, We have a lot of work to do but have the and potential to achieve. Europe is the of luxury goods and we need to our European dealer footprint.

The ELR will be made in Detroit, but it be exported only to the largest such as China and Europe. The ELR a whole new generation of luxury said Bob Ferguson, new global of Cadillac.

Cadillac ELR Electric Cars
Cadillac ELR Electric Cars
Cadillac ELR Electric Cars

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