Cadillac Teases ELR Ahead of Detroit Auto Show Debut
The latest teaser image of the Cadillac ELR shows the extended-range vehicle on the roads of Southern California. Though heavily clad in black and white camouflage, it reveals the resemblance between the Chevy Volt and the Caddy ELR.
This spyshot of the Cadillac ELR, released by GM, was captured in September when the ELR was undergoing steep grade performance and high altitude testing.
Cadillac ELR chief engineer, Chris Thomason, released this statement to accompany the teaser photo: "Cadillac customers are going to enjoy the unique features ELR will bring to the market. We’re going to change the way people think about luxury and electrification."
The Cadillac ELR has a sporty stance and features the sharp lines that are seen on all Cadillac vehicles in production today. Its strong posture is shared across the entire lineup of Cadillac cars.
The production ELR is strikingly similar to the Cadillac Converj concept upon which it is based. The Converj debuted in 2009 as Cadillac's version of an extended-range electric vehicle. When production was confirmed, Cadillac switched names from Converj to ELR.
The Cadillac ELR will make its public debut on January 15 at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It's expected to enter the production cycle in Summer 2013. Pricing has not been announced. It will be the second production vehicle to use G.M.'s plug-in series hybrid system.
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