2014 Cadillac ELR makes debut at Detroit Auto Show

2014 Cadillac ELR makes debut at Detroit Auto Show

Cadillac have revealed their latest offering, the ELR at the Detroit Auto Show. It is the luxury brand’s hybrid-electric model.

It’s basically a Chevrolet Volt underneath, with all the gimmicks of a Cadillac on top. The Volt itself is based on a Chevy Cruze platform, so like its siblings, the Cadillac ELR is also front-wheel-drive. The exterior follows the usual design cues of Cadillac cars, combining the forward-leaning profile with sharp headlights and taillights. Aerodynamics was a major priority for the design obviously, to put as less strain as possible on the lithium-ion battery, which is mated with a 1.4-litre petrol engine. The combined output is 207 hp and 400 Nm of torque.

The interior gets high-quality leather all around, combined with chrome and wooden accents. It gets Cadillac’s CUE multimedia system which uses natural voice-recognition, capacitive touch and hand gestures used on smart phones and tablets, to control different operations.

The ELR makes for a green alternative to the big-butted CTS coupe, but don;t let the racy looks fool you into thinking it’s a sportier alternative.

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