2014 Cadillac ELR officially revealed [video]

Cadillac has officially revealed the 2014 ELR which is slated to go into production late 2013 and will be on sale in early 2014.

The ELR is essentially a production version of the 2009 Converj and uses a tweaked version of the Volt's drivetrain with an updated T-shaped 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery which allows the car to travel for up to 35 miles (56 km) in electric mode. The vehicle can provide a total range of more than 300 miles (480 km).

Positioned along the centerline of the car, the battery pack weighs 435 lbs (198 kg) and is 5.5-foot-long (1.6m). It takes 4.5 hours to fully charge the battery using a 240V outlet, while with at a 120V outlet it will take about 12 hours. The battery comes with an 8-year / 100,000-mile warranty.

The range-extending engine is a 1.4-liter gasoline unit which enables the sleek two-door coupe to provide a combined output of 207 hp (154 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm). There's no word about the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) performance but we should expect somewhere around eight seconds, making it about a second quicker than the Volt. Top speed stands at 100 mph (161 km/h).

The 2014 Cadillac ELR uses a HiPer Strut front suspension and has an electric power steering system with a ZF steering gear. The semi-independent rear compound-crank suspension has Watts link incorporating weight-optimized trailing arms for absorbing lateral forces.

The interior cabin shows a luxurious 2+2 layout with leather-trimmed upholstery mixed with wood and chrome accents. A carbon fiber trim is also available, along with Opus semi-aniline leather seating and a suede microfiber headliner. It comes with an eight-inch configurable instrument and driver information display, LED accent lighting, fold-down rear seats and an auto-glide/power assisted covered storage/cup holder.

Full details are available in the attached press release.

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Model Cadillac ELR
Automaker Cadillac
Article type Electric Vehicle
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