2014 Cadillac ELR Shipped to Dealerships
General Motors recently began shipping the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR to dealerships ahead of the car’s January on-sale date. Now it seems that dealers will be able to get an early start, and a few customers may be able to take home the luxury successor to the Volt by the end of this year. The 2014 Cadillac ELR, like the Volt, is equipped with a lithium-ion battery and electric motor as well as a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that acts as a generator to produce more electricity. The ELR plug-in hybrid can travel 37 miles on pure electricity, slightly below the Volt, but produces a more robust 207 horsepower. The gas generator makes longer trips possible, providing for up to 340 miles of driving. Leather, suede, and premium stitching also make the ELR stand out from the Volt. So does the $75,995 price tag, a steep markup from the Volt’s $34,995. But perhaps this is a bargain compared to the special-edition Saks Fifth Avenue Cadillac ELR that ran this holiday season at an even steeper price. Built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, the ELR marks the return of Cadillac production there after a two-year break. The last Caddy to be built there was the ill-fated DTS large sedan, which ran from 2006 to 2011. Source: General Motors
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