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GM Cadillac to start making ELR hybrid late 2013

1 of 2. The Converj Concept is on display at the LA show in Los Angeles, California in December 3, 2009 file The production of the Cadillac ELR, the plug-in hybrid electric from General Motors Co, is to in late 2013 at the same that makes the Chevrolet a top GM officical said on October 16,

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DETROIT — The production of the Cadillac the first luxury plug-in electric vehicle from Motors Co, is to begin in late at the same plant that the Chevrolet Volt, a top GM official on Tuesday.

The ELR will be introduced to the U.S. shortly after the start of said Mark Reuss, North American president, who plans for the ELR at an industry conference in

The ELR is the production version of the concept Converj introduced at the Detroit show in 2009.

Reuss the car will be in a class by itself, proof of our commitment to electric and advanced technology. People instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its signature look and true-to-concept design.

The ELR will be produced at the Detroit-Hamtramck which also makes the and its near-twin models, the Opel the Vauxhall Ampera and the Holden

Reuss declined to provide the estimated price.

It won’t be for I can tell you there will be a lot of who wouldn’t buy a Chevrolet that a lot of money that want to buy a as a statement, Reuss said.

The range for the ELR has not yet been certified by officials. Reuss did not say how far GM expects the plug-in to travel on electric or how far its total range will be.

The Cadillac ELR will operate like the Volt in that it run fully on electric power by the battery until the charge low. Then, a gasoline-powered generator will kick in, for hundreds of additional driving GM says.

The 2013 Volt can 38 miles on a full charge, up 35 miles for the 2012 model, and has a driving range of 380 miles. The has a miles-per-gallon equivalent rating of 98

Production of the Volt, the Ampera and the Volt resumed on Monday being suspended for four

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While auto analysts that the suspension was in part due to sales of the Volt, GM has said the temporary plant shutdown was to for some retooling for the production of the designed 2014 Chevrolet which is to begin at the plant in 2013.

The plant also the Chevrolet Malibu sedan. of the Malibu also resumed on GM said.

GM said that the of ELR production at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant a $35 million investment and increased investment in the plant since 2009 to $561 million.

officials have said its major investment in developing the its first plug-in hybrid vehicle, will pay off as it introduces plug-in hybrid vehicles, as the ELR.

By 2015, GM officials want to double its 2010 U.S. of 147,000 vehicles, and to be competing for the top in the U.S. luxury auto by relying on the introduction of 10 new or refreshed including the ELR.

GM has not been top of the luxury auto market in 15 U.S. sales of GM’s brand rose 3.7 percent in to about 153,000, or 63 percent of the of luxury leader BMW.

September this year, U.S. sales were 8.6 percent from a year to 103,512, according to Autodata

Cadillac in recent months the Cadillac ATS, a compact car that GM wants to compete the BMW 3-Series and Daimler AG’s C-Class.

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