Posted Mar 5th 2013 6:55PM
General Motors (GM) has confirmed that it is developing the 2014 Cadillac ELR — primarily based on the Converj Concept, the Cadillac ELR will be a “dramatic luxury coupe” that is additionally environmentally friendly. The Cadillac ELR can operate primarily as an electrical automotive, with its electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack organized in an exceedingly T-shape in the chassis. The Volt uses a t-shaped battery pack that’s custom-made for a front-drive layout, but a 2+2 configuration would permit for the battery pack to be mounted in such a way as to clear a driveshaft sending power to the rear wheels of Cadillac Converj Concept.
A personal-luxury 2+2 coupe which will mix plug-in, ange-extending electric-drive technology from the Chevrolet Volt with putting, uniquely Cadillac style and options. That sounds remarkably just like the powertrain employed by the Chevrolet Volt, and that we so believe the ELR are a Cadillac-skinned, two-door version of Chevy’s famed electrical automotive. This, if you recall, was precisely the plan behind the first Converj concept. It’s probably that the Cadillac ELR can have stronger acceleration to suit the Cadillac image, and an exclusive interior and exterior. One concern, however, would be that the Cadillac’s further weight and luxury options would cut electrical vary.
As development has just about begun, Cadillac says it won’t unharnessed specifications ELR, pricing, or on-sale dates for a few time. The look sounds like a smaller fight the Cadillac CTS coupe, which could be a sensible issue. We have a tendency to particularly just like the aggressive shoulder line and rakish roofline. The ELR would seemingly conjointly give General Motors a stronger probability at creating take advantage of the plug-in niche, and helping to earn back some of the event prices of the complex powertrain. If this report seems to be correct, then the Cadillac can be a game changer, because the first front-engine rear-drive electric automobile on the market.
Updated 03/05/2013: This is 2014 Cadillac ELR. Cadillac unveiled the 2014 ELR extended-range electric car at the Detroit auto show last week, marking the arrival of the luxury version of the Chevrolet Volt. The model finally made its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and according to the first official details we have, it offers “an unprecedented combination of luxury, advanced engineering and progressive design.”
This review has been updated with the official details, images and video.