Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone said recently in an interview the company hasn't decided yet whether there will be a second generation ELR.

Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone said recently in an interview the company hasn't decided yet whether there will be a second generation ELR.

Despite offering discounts of up to 13,600 USD along with free 240-volt home charging stations (for early buyers), Cadillac is having a really tough time selling the ELR due to its exorbitant starting price of 75,995 USD (before incentives) which makes it a full 41,000 USD more expensive than the Chevrolet Volt upon which is based.

Speaking of the Volt, a second generation has already been teased and will be introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show where it will come with its own platform rather than an adaptation of General Motors' Delta II architecture also used for the ELR. Cadillac's chief engineer Dave Leone told AutoGuide the company is "in the business of making money" and that it's too early to tell whether there will be a second generation ELR.

Cadillac currently has 1,400 unsold units and through July this year they only delivered 578 cars. Leone said a decision will be taken closer to the second gen Volt's market introduction which will occur sometime next year as a 2016MY.

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Cadillac ELR future in doubt, could be discontinued