2014 Cadillac ELR | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Cadillac ELR. 2014 Cadillac ELR is one brand new car from Cadillac that was released in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Cadillac ELR.
Originally shown as the Converj in January of 2009, the Volt based luxury car has since been identified by Cadillac as the ELR. Production was confirmed in 2011, and the car will allegedly come to market with an evolved version of the Voltec powertrain. Don’t expect the shapely coupe, due for launch in 2013 as a 2014 model, to be just a two door Chevrolet Volt, however. Since it wears a Cadillac badge on the grille, there will be more luxury content and more technology, both of which (generally) translate to added weight.
The Cadillac ELR is a future plug in hybrid sports car developed by General Motors. It was first shown as a concept car at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as the Cadillac Converj. Production is scheduled to begin by late 2013 at the Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant.
Incorporating the propulsion system from the Chevrolet Volt the battery pack, the 120 kilowatt electric motor, and the four cylinder engine generator, collectively dubbed the “Voltec” electric propulsion system the Converj concept has an all electric range of 40 miles (64 km) and a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The two door, front wheel drive coupe recharges in only three hours using a 240 volt outlet, the type commonly used for large electric appliances. The ELR will use GM Delta II platform, which is shared by Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and the upcoming Buick Verano, and will be smaller than the Camaro.
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“The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology,” Reuss said. “People will instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its distinctive, signature look and true to concept exterior design.” No word yet on pricing for the new 2014 Cadillac ELR, but it’s expected to start in the $50,000-$55,000 range.
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Just over a year ago, GM confirmed that the Cadillac Converj Concept (pictured here) would be the basis of a production plug-in hybrid model to be called the Cadillac ELR. Speaking at this week’s SAE Convergence Conference in Detroit, GM North America President Mark Reuss offered a bit more detail on this nascent addition the Cadillac lineup, saying the dramatically styled 2+2 coupe will go on sale late next year. The final form version of the ELR is expected to make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto show in January.
To build this new Cadillac, GM is investing and additional $35 million in its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, a facility that’s also is home to the Chevrolet Volt along with two other extended range vehicles, the Opel Ampera and Holden Volt. It will be the first 2 door model manufactured at Detroit Hamtramck since the 1999 Cadillac Eldorado.
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“The ELR will advance the design theme of the Converj while featuring an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit and a four cylinder engine generator,” said GM in a statement. “It will use electricity as its primary power source to drive the car without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions. When the battery’s energy is low, the ELR seamlessly switches to a gasoline powered electric generator to allow hundreds of additional driving miles.”
GM did not release ELR specifications, but the coupe is expected to get more power than the Volt. It is also expected to be more expensive than the Volt. The ELR will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, which will get a $35 million investment in advance of the start of ELR production. The plant builds the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera and Holden Volt.
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Cadillacs are about performance, too, so the ELR will likely get a larger range extending gasoline engine, for faster battery recharging and, perhaps, supplemental torque to the drive wheels under heavy acceleration. There’s talk about added battery capacity, too, with the ELR expected to come to market with a 17.0 kWh battery pack, compared to the latest Volt’s 16.5 kWh pack.
If used as is, the Volt’s 1.4 litre four cylinder acts as a generator to recharge the batteries once they wear down. Range is extended by about 500 kilometres. A variation could be to turbocharge the 1.4 (as i s the case with the Fisker Karma) for greater electric output and more power. The ELR will be built in the same Michigan plant that builds the Volt and the related Opel Ampera that’s sold outside of North America.
The 149 horsepower (Volt spec) electric motor drives the front wheels. The 273 pound feet of torque is sufficient enough so the car doesn’t need a multi speed transmission there’s just forward and backward. Compared to the Volt, the ELR has 7.5 more centimetres between the front and rear wheels, but 12.5 less than the CTS Coupe. Chevrolet Volt gets the ELR ball rolling with its powertrain. When the car is mostly electric, the displays are devoid of the usual dials, which can be hit or miss. More elegance, less neon blue please.
Source: autocarrelease.com, neocarblog.com.