The ELR from Cadillac
"Surely with all the talk about the new Stingray, we completely forgot about this"
We should all be ashamed..
Two years ago, July 2013, prior to it's introduction I posted a write up of the 2014 Cadillac ELR and Cadillacs' apparent shooting of itself in the foot...
With a starting price tag of nearly $80,000, arrogant pricing of this compact coupe, Cadillac dared to put this vehicle in the same class with a 6-Sreies BMW and with the Tesla-S. Any fool could figure out that this would end in a train wreck..
Well Cadillac has recently come to some reality after selling less than 1,700 copies of this car in the past two years.. Cadillac has decided that it will give the 2016 ELR 25% more power from the 1.4 liter engine, making it much more responsive and much more aggressive..
The ELR will also get a standard revised suspension, revised steering calibration and Brembo Brakes as an option to make it more competitive.. On Star and Mobile Hotspot is also now standard.. However, the biggest news for the Cadillac ELR is the price drop of nearly $9,000, bringing the New price tag to a still dismal for this car, $55,000 after tax credits.. Keep Shooting Cadillac.. No wonder your sales are down.. ..and now the post..
That was the very same platform and propulsion system that operates the Chevrolet Volt, and that is now running thangs in the all new and long awaited Cadillac ELR..
Pontiac Transport Concept
Pontiac Transport Production
..anyway, thank God that old ass board, and that old ass thinking has been thrown out of the ballpark at General Motors as we welcome their new efforts.
....and as anyone can see, there is quite an effort to stay true to the hard work put into the concept, as shown here by the 2009 Cadillac Converj. They even stayed true to the 20" rims and tires that actually take this baby to another level.
Active Grille Shutters
This cars grille comes standard with active shutters that close at speed in order to further enhance the aerodynamics.
Cadillac made every effort to stay true to current Cadillac themes as far as the interior and exterior is concerned. There is wood, leather, piano black, and carbon fiber, as the choices of interior will be built to your specifications, from classic to sporty. All instrumentation is LCD, and touch screen. It all makes for what is already perceived as a current Cadillac. Even CUE is available.
Cadillac's boomerang headlamps, (like the tail-lamps), will be full on LED's.
..Base price for the ELR was originally set for about $78,000 to $82,000.. I'm glad that somebody came to their senses and now the talk is about $48,000 to $60,000. I'm also hoping that the old GM doesn't rear it's ugly head in the pricing dept and price itself right out of the margin. All and all, I think an already great platform has been made better with the adaptation of a new body, some sporty shocks, a great interior and some hot wheels..! Just watch the pricing Cadillac, and if you do it right, they'll just "keep a knockin".. "Look Ma, No Hybrid Badges..!!"
Thanks for checking out our updated edition of future Shock starring the Cadillac ELR. Till next time this is Dre' at autoFrenzy.net reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel, and your feet on the gas.. ...or in this case, just watch that cord.. Thanks for reading.. Deuces..!!