A premium car with astonishing design, super stylish interiors, and the first ever electric hybrid offering from Cadillac- we present to you the brand new 2014 Cadillac ELR. Operating on electricity for a little over thirty miles (thirty seven), and hence switching the gas engine, the Cadillac ELR is quite like the Volt from Chevrolet. The major differentiating factor lies in its pricing making the former a whopping 41,000 USD dearer than the Chevy Volt. The Cadillac ELR range begins from 75,995 USD, which definitely puts the compact coupe in the premium car section. Let us now take an in-depth look into the car specification.
Now when we talk about electrical hybrids, the Chevrolet Volt is bound to come up pertaining to its ground breaking technology. Post 3 years of the launch of Volt, General Motors came up with a much more extravagant variant of the already popular sedan, its luxury coupe the Cadillac ELR.
Design, Styling and inside out amenities:
Living up to Cadillac’s design standards, the ELR is no exception depicting a perfect combination of science and art. The much elegantly designed coupe, typically recalls the concept car. The pretty distinguishable grille, short front, high beltline, rear overhangs and a greenhouse shape all can be related to the idea of a concept car. The cutline and creases have been included in proportion and purposefully, making this hybrid coupe a class apart from its peers.
Complementing its exteriors, the car interiors, not only looks chic, but also is sumptuously spacious. The coupe come with sport bucker front seats, comfortable rear seats which in turn can be folded for that extra bit of space. The cherry on the cake is the leather finish of the seats.
If you are music lover, the Bose A 10 audio system with noise cancelling technology is bound to leave you mind boggled. For that extra bit of driving support like driving range, energy used, entertainment alternatives, charging options, the ELR has been equipped with power steering and driver focus system, with an 8 inch long reconfigurable instrument and display panel.
Another of the ELR’s USP lies in its pluggable hybrid powertrain, which is an improved version of its predecessor, the Chevrolet Volt. Here the primary source of power is the electrically charged motor while a smaller gas engine takes effect power the former drains out. The dual motor system generates a cumulative 207 HP along with 295 pound-feet of instant torque.
Pretty much like other hybrid vehicles, this luxury coupe depends on the EV settings optimally prior to changing to the engine. The power deliverance is pretty much smooth like the Volt. It offers a fuel economy of 33 mpg for the gasoline engine and 82 mpg for the EV mode.
To conclude, if you want a ride that leaves behind a mark of luxury, a long chain of gasping individuals, a decent enough dent in your bank account and all of that in the most eco friendly way possible, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is just your machine.