Cadillac will be unveiling a new luxury plug-in hybrid at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The 2014 Cadillac ELR will be powered by an electric engine with a backup gas-powered electric generator.
Online PR News – 08-January-2013 – Leesburg – Cadillac has announced that the new 2014 Cadillac ELR will be debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, which begins on January 14th. The Cadillac ELR is an electric plug-in hybrid luxury touring coupe, which was first seen at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, then known as the Cadillac Converj.
The ELR is going to be powered by an electric propulsion system featuring a lithium-ion battery. On top of that, it will also feature a four-cylinder gas-powered electric generator, which will power the electric propulsion system if the lithium-ion battery is depleted. While electricity is the vehicles main source of energy, the back-up gas-powered generator will extend the range of the vehicle.
The ELR is expected to have a leather interior as well as Cadillac’s new CUE (Cadillac User Entertainment) infotainment system. The CUE system allows its users to select from multiple cluster interfaces, sync with their smart phone, receive on-screen navigation, and much more. CUE also brings several auto industry firsts to customers, such as tactile feedback from the touch screen, proximity sensing touch screen to improve menu navigation, touch screen gestures similar to those on popular smart phones, and natural voice recognition.
Production for the ELR is scheduled to take place in late 2013 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant; this is the only U.S. Automotive plant that mass produces extended-range electric vehicles. This plant is also the same facility that produces the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt.
Cadillac has been a leader in luxury automobiles since 1902, and with the ELR Cadillac is doing what is needed to stay at the top of the pack by providing the latest technology possible.
Plaza Cadillac is quite excited for this model to be released later this year. With this new model Cadillac will be making advancements towards more practical yet more economically friendly vehicles.