2014 Cadillac ELR Plug-In Lux Car Charged Up and Headed to Dealers

By Jacob Brown | December 18, 2013
You can't tell the people at Cadillac aren't excited about the 2014 ELR luxury coupe. Nope, not at all. Not even with making sure Santa was part of their press photographs, as the jolliest man out there helped secure the new model onto a truck for shipping. In the works for years now, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is a 2009 concept car realized for production--and one that's shipping out to dealers starting today. Produced at the once-shuttered Detroit-Hamtramck plant that used to build the Cadillac DTS full-size sedan, the ELR is a decidedly different take on luxury. It focuses its luxury around perhaps Cadillac's nicest interior and a 181-horsepower version of General Motors' Voltec plug-in hybrid technology. Think of it as a quieter, faster, more luxurious Chevrolet Volt. That $76,000 base price still has us taken aback, though.
The first cars have been loaded up onto shipping trucks right in time for Christmas, as we're sure the stylish coupe will make more than a few customers happy for the holidays. It also signals Cadillac's first crack at the premium environmentally friendly segment that the Tesla Model S inhabits, although we hear that future follow-ups will have far more extended electric range than the 2014 Cadillac ELR's 35 miles. So look for the car to hit dealerships anytime now. We should have our first crack at the 2014 Cadillac ELR sometime after the New Year. Source: GM/Cadillac