The countdown for the presentation of the new Cadillac ELR at the Detroit auto show (January 14 to 27) begins with a fresh set of pictures that afford us our first unobstructed view of the GM's upmarket extended range hybrid coupe.
Under the more fancy sheet metal that was previewd by the 2009 Converj Concept, you will find GM's Voltec plug-in hybrid powertrain sourced from the Chevrolet Volt combining an electric motor with a T-shaped lithium-ion and a 1.4-liter gasoline-engine that acts as a generator to extend the driving range when necessary. As with the Volt, power is transferred to the front wheels.
Expect to see the new ELR in Cadillac's showrooms from this fall, with full details to be announced within the next 24 hours.
Photo Credits: Cadillac via Vwvortex
Hat tip to Lloyd!Update: Here are some fresh photos of the new ELR, including the first full blown images of the exterior. What do you think about Cadillac's newest model?