The Chevy Volt goes premium with the 2014 Cadillac ELR

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The Chevy Volt goes with the 2014 Cadillac ELR

Volt-based 2014 ELR plug-in at NAIAS in Detroit

Cadillac the ELR at this week’s North International Auto Show. a Chevy Volt in upscale dress, the ELR brings plug-in technology to the consumer that isn’t willing to give up appointments for fuel economy

While cars like the Model S and Fisker Karma been offering a combination of technology and upscale design for a Cadillac says the ELR represents the application of extended range vehicle technology by a full-line brand.

The ELR uses a 180-hp electric motor, an upgrade the Volt’s 149-hp motor. is also up – 295 lb-ft (400 nm) the Volt’s 273 lb-ft (370 The 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery is the same size as the one in the Volt.

When that battery is power comes from an 1.4-liter engine generator.

hasn’t released an estimated economy yet, but does say the ELR will be able to travel 35 miles (56 km) on electricity alone and 300 (483 km) with gas and electric That’s slightly lower the Volt’s 38 all-electric miles (61 km) and under its 380-mile (612-km) gas + driving range. Still, that commute short will be able to go days, or months using little or no

The battery can be recharged from a source in about 4.5 hours and 12 from a 120-volt source.

For that aren’t familiar how a range-extending hybrid works, the battery and electric motor together to travel short on electricity only. When the is depleted, the gas-powered engine-generator in to generate electricity and extended the range. In this way, can enjoy emissions-free, electric-only on shorter rides but with the to call on gas for longer drives and trips.

On the ELR, a Hold button the driver to choose when the kicks in, so they can reserve power for later use. In way, a driver can reserve all driving for city commuting, it is most efficient.

The ELR also tuned to provide the comfort, and performance expected from a vehicle. The car’s wide (62.1 inches/1,578 mm in front and inches/1,585 mm in back) are stretched a 106.1-inch (2,695-mm) wheelbase. Up the HiPer Strut suspension torque steer to deliver steering and better grip in wet and dry conditions. The semi-independent compound-crank suspension with Watts should provide smooth, cornering and enhanced stability.


A dual-pinion, rack-mounted electric system keeps the driver in while traction control, electronic stability control and brakes provide extra control.

The driver can further the ELR’s ride with selectable modes. In addition to the Hold mode, the hybrid Sport, Mountain and Tour The Sport mode tunes steering and acceleration settings to enhanced response.

Tour is the default mode designed for and efficiency, while Mountain adds power for driving in environments.

The driver can also some control over braking. Paddle controls to the steering wheel allow the to activate the Regen on Demand that generates battery from the car’s momentum. The simultaneously slows the car in a manner to downshifting in a manual vehicle.

Standard safety features a Safety Alert Seat. Collision Alert and Lane Warning. A driver-activated sound takes the place of a roaring in alerting nearby pedestrians of the ELR.

In terms of styling, kept the sporty feel and of the 2009 Converj concept refining raw, edgy into production-ready features. two doors and a roof line sweeps smoothly back the trunk lid, the ELR is much than the four-door Volt. The front fascia, tapered and rear spoiler improve the aerodynamics, helping both its and sportiness.

Other exterior of note include the vertical LED and tail lamps, flush handles and lights on the side that blink green the battery is charging.

When we introduced the Converj in we knew any production model need to advance the concept yet the distinctive design language and that were so well said Tim Kozub, ELR exterior manager. The overwhelming response to the confirmed we knew how to make a design statement that satisfy the packaging requirements with the powertrain, battery and function. Every inch of the ELR is in with our design philosophy and to Cadillac’s standards for craftsmanship and technology.

While the exterior much similarity to the Converj the interior is totally new. more refined and practical, the 2+2 combines premium materials Opus semi-aniline leather and carbon fiber. Cadillac’s CUE system with navigation standard and is controlled via an eight-inch with haptic feedback, and natural speech recognition. A Bose audio system standard.

A four-mount front engine dampens noise and vibration to things quiet and smooth in the

Cadillac will begin of the ELR in Detroit towards the end of the year. of the yet-to-be-priced car begin in early with expanded global in Europe and China to follow.

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