There are very few vehicles like the Cadillac ELR in the market right now. In recent year there have been in growth the hybrid cars segment. More and more companies are focusing towards fuel-efficient plug-in cars keeping in mind the future. But most of the hybrid cars are mainly economic vehicles. Cadillac ELR is unique concept and coming to the market soon as 2017 Cadillac ELR.
2017 Cadillac EL: Redesign
It is categorized under luxury compact coupe. It is a very important vehicle for Cadillac in order to compete with Asian and Some European manufacturers who have a stronghold in this market segment. Production started in 2013 and the first model released on road was in 2016. Manufacturing and Assembly takes place in Detroit, Michigan (USA).
There are a lot of expectations surrounding Cadillac ELR. Cadillac are also aware of the fact that will gain vehicles with hybrid engines would rapidly increase popularity in the recent future and thus they would certainly ensure that the 2017 version is absolutely top-notch.
- 2017 Cadillac ELR has an absolute top-notch exterior design. As it is being classified as a luxury vehicle, Cadillac has made no compromise in terms of design. There would certainly be some visible changes from the currently existing model.
- In order to improve fuel economy a bit more, net weight of the vehicle might be reduced. A large pentagonal grille with mesh like structure goes very well with the design. Large LED headlights would be sleek and pointing upwards.
- On the interior 2017 Cadillac ELR is an absolutely class vehicle. There would sufficient leg space and head space even though it’s a compact vehicle.
- Some Technological features play a crucial role in supporting 2017 Cadillac ELR such as navigation, infotainment system, cruise control, parking assistance, air bags, seat belts, air conditioning, audio player, Bluetooth, hands free-calling, USB ports, etc.
2017 Cadillac ELR: Powertrain
Till date it is quite hard to say about the powertrain of 2017 Cadillac ELR for certain without any exact official report. Most companies have a trend of continuing with earlier engine systems which are tried and tested. Cadillac may also keep up this trend by using its already existing hybrid plug-in hybrid drivetrain that will come with some really cool upgrades as well as improvements so as to provide great performances.
Through such a modified engine model, 1.4 liter engine expected to have 233 hp as well as 373 lb-ft torque. This plug-in hybrid system gets combined with 17.1 kWh Li-ion battery unit that seems to cross previous driving range of 39 miles.
Many other 4 trim levels may be available namely Hold, Sport, Mountain and Normal one. ELR offers acceleration from 0 – 60 mph in just 6.4 sec quite easily. Overall, good performance as well as effective fuel economy may be quite impressive.
2017 Cadillac ELR: MSRP and Release Date
Like powertrain of 2017 Cadillac ELR, not much has been known about release date and price range. But experts suggest that by 2016’s end it’s gonna be released worldwide. Earlier prices were over the top but now through sensible judgments base price of $ 65,995 has been cut by $ 10,000 to $ 55,000.