Showing posts in the category of Cadillac ELR

Think The ELR Has A Tough Price To Swallow? So Does A Top Cadillac Exec

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The Cadillac ELR is notable as the brand's first electric car and the most high-profile marketing misstep since the Cimarron. At least the executives realize it now.

Cadillac Debuts Updated 2016 ELR Coupe With More Power And Improved Chassis

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This is the revised 2016 Cadillac ELR coupe that gains a boost in performance and improvements in handling and connectivity for the new model year, while keeping its design mostly intact. The only cosmetic changes are a tweaked grille and Cadillac's new wreathless badge.

KBB Makes a Case for Buying a Cadillac ELR

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While the Cadillac ELR is undeniably overpriced from many standpoints, it still offers looks and comfort levels that do match the high sticker price. It’s let down by so-so performance and just being average as a plug-in hybrid, but what it is not is a glorified Chevy Volt.

Why Cadillac Didn’t Bring 2015 ELR to LA Motor Show

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So Cadillac had announced that it was going to show off the updated 2015 model-year ELR at the Los Angeles motor show. However, there was no such model in sight, Cadillac bringing the 2014 model to the show instead.

Revised 2016 Cadillac ELR to Reportedly Debut at LA Auto Show

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The slow-selling Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is said to arrive at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show with a series of engineering upgrades that would make it more attractive for customers.

Cadillac Dealers Reportedly Offering Huge Deals on Unsold ELRs

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The Cadillac ELR posh range-extender was never going to be a popular car. That’s not because it’s bad per se, because reviews have suggested that it really isn’t, but because of its prohibitive price which buyers seem to unanimously agree is just too much for what’s being offered.

Ford Mocks Cadillac ELR's Poolside Spot with Upside C-Max Ad

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Remember the first commercial for the Cadillac ELR featuring actor and producer Neal McDonough? Of course you do, it was considered arrogant and annoying by many international viewers due to its portrayal of an arrogant rich businessman who confuses patriotic statements with laughing at other nations.

New Promo Sells Cadillac ELR Much More Convincingly

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Cadillac’s previous effort at trying to create a commercial for their range-extending ELR resulted in an unfortunate mix of stereotypes and not enough facts about the car. Now, their second go at it is much better and more in-tune with what the car is about – it tries to explain what the ELR’s main attraction points are, instead of who should buy it.

New Cadillac ELR Gets the Yul Brynner Treatment from NCE; Anyone Interested?

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If spending some $76,000 (before an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500) for Cadillac's ELR range-extender coupe hasn't made a big of a dent in your pocket and are looking for a more unique experience of the open top kind, the roof-reapers at Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) have an announcement that may interest you.

Half of U.S. Cadillac Dealers Don’t Want the ELR

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The Cadillac ELR may look glamorous in its first commercial, but that doesn’t mean dealers are queuing up for it. On the contrary, nearly half of Cadillac dealers in the United States have decided not to sell the 2014 ELR, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle.

First Ever Cadillac ELR Ad Uses Famous Face to Perpetuate Stereotypes

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Cadillac’s recent ascent onto the global luxury stage is a breath of fresh air in the industry (and a source of sleepless nights for some German, Japanese and Italian folk), after decades of being second rate, held together almost entirely by the strong resonance of its name and the now meaningless marketing slogans that stood true for its products back in the day.

Cadillac Sweetens Up ELR's $75,995 Bitter Pill with Free Home Charger [+60 New Pics]

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Whichever way you see, with a $75,995 starting price before the available federal tax credit of up to $7,500, the new Cadillac ELR extended range hybrid coupe is one very expensive ride. I mean, with the same money you can buy the technologically identical Chevy Volt ($35k) and a base Cadillac CTS Coupe ($40k MSRP or less if you push your dealer) and call it a day.

Perhaps that's why Cadillac is trying to kick-start sales of the ELR by announcing that it will offer a complimentary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the ELR.

Consumer Reports Drives 2014 Cadillac ELR, Recommends…Tesla Model S Instead

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR is without a doubt a car that attracts attention thanks to its show-car looks, and Consumer Reports believes those who are going to buy it will do so mainly because of its design. Simply put, the ELR doesn’t make too much sense considering its very steep starting price of $75,995 (€55,170) – even if that’s before tax credits.

CNET Checks Out the Tech on Cadillac's $75,995 ELR Coupe

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The stylish range-extender Cadillac ELR, that starts at a slightly ridiculous $75,995 without incentives, hasn’t received too much attention since its launch.

This Saks Fifth Avenue Edition of 2014 Cadillac ELR will Cost You $89,500

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If you want to (theoretically, but not necessarily) save the planet while destroying your bank account this Christmas…err we mean Holidays, GM's Cadillac division and Saks Fifth Avenue have collaborated for the creation of the 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue ELR coupe that will be offered through the 2013 Saks Holiday Catalog – yes, we noticed it as well that there are one too many "Saks" in this paragraph…

Too Much? 2014 Cadillac ELR Starts at $75,995 Before Incentives, Arrives in January

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Cadillac has announced that sales of the 2014 ELR will begin in January in all U.S. metropolitan areas, with the electrified luxury coupe having a starting price of $75,995 (€56,075), including a $995 (€734) destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.

However, buyers may be eligible for a tax credit up to $7,500 depending on individual tax liability. If the maximum tax credit is applied, the 2014 Cadillac ELR could cost $68,495 (€50,510), including $995 destination.

GM Says New Cadillac ELR is the Only EV with Full LED Exterior Lights [Video Update]

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LEDs or light-emitting diodes are becoming commonplace in more and more vehicles today, but we still have a few years ahead of us for cars from all segments to adopt the energy-saving technology throughout, so when an automaker makes full use of them, it’s something worth bragging about.

Today, GM came out with a release stating that when its luxed-up Volt (those are our words, not GMs…), the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range luxury coupe arrives in U.S. dealerships this winter, "it will be the first electric vehicle introduced with all-LED exterior lighting".

Jay Leno Drives the Cadillac ELR, Says It’s a Different Kind of Fun

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While the Cadillac ELR uses the Chevrolet Volt’s front-wheel drive platform and Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) hybrid powertrain, GM hates it when the ELR is compared to the more mundane Volt.

More luxurious, more powerful and more beautiful than the Volt (personal opinion here), the Cadillac ELR will also be much more expensive when in launches in 2014, with analysts estimating the ELR’s starting price between $60,000 and $70,000 – roughly double the Volt’s price.

First Pre-Production Cadillac ELR Comes to Life at GM's Detroit Plant

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General Motor as well as AOL Autos (the latter on its Facebook page - we don't know the hows and whys) have shared photos of the first Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe as it was rolling off the line at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant this week.

However, as pointed out by AOL-owned, this is a pre-production version of the ELR not made for customers, but for GM engineers who will use these first examples for testing purposes alone. Series production of the ELR will begin towards the end of the year with sales to start in early 2014.

New Cadillac ELR Coupe Gets Paddle Shifters to Control Regenerative System [w/Video]

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Cadillac today announced that the 2014 ELR battery-powered coupe will feature paddle shifters, but not the kind you get on a conventional car. Cadillac says the ELR’s paddle shifters have a different function than what we’re accustomed to and more specifically, they “enable the driver to temporarily regenerate energy and store it as electricity in the battery pack for later use.”

This new system is called "Regen on Demand" and will be an exclusive feature of the ELR, the brand’s first electric vehicle with extended range capability thanks to the petrol-powered 1.4-liter gasoline engine that acts as a generator.