The Cadillac ELR should not be available before 2014 but it already gets much attention: it would be a sporty coupe based on the Volt technology, a competitor for the BMW i8 or Infiniti Emerg-e two other coupe with range extender.
It looks stunning but is only a concept, and it is unlikely that the rear view cameras will see series production…
Eventhough, it is not forbidden to dream that it will keep its current lines. Admit that it would be a shame to lose its angular lights running along the body.
It is a 2+2 coupe that Cadillac envisions, its parent company General Motors already sells an electric vehicle equipped with an internal combustion generator, the Chevrolet Volt in the United States and its twin the Opel Ampera for Europe. Cadillac is the high-end brand of GM and after the Ciel at 2011 Pebble Beach, a 4-seater convertible hybrid, the group’s upscale brand sets the tone with the electrification of models.
Going back on the ELR, the 1.4l generator of the Volt should be replaced by a more powerful 1.8l, while the electrical motor will also gain power.
Obviously, the purchase price will not be the same either, though future customers should be able to buy the ELR for about $ 57,400, while we could have expected that it flirts with the € 100,000 as the BMW i8.
We'll know more about the car at Pebble Beach’s Concours d'Elegance in 2013 when the final version will be unveiled.Autoblog Green
via Left Lane News