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.
Dealers across the U.S. are “specially trained and certified to sell and service the 2014 ELR”, says the release, with prospective customers and buyers to have their own ELR Concierge Representative that will provide information on battery care, home charging, service scheduling, news and updates.
The ELR comes standard with Cadillac Shield, a program that includes owner benefits including Remote Vehicle Diagnostics, a Premium Care Maintenance program and 24/7 roadside assistance. The ELR also benefits from an extended battery and propulsion warranty of eight years of 100,000 miles (160,934 km), and a four-year or 50,000-mile (80,467-km) bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.
The Cadillac ELR has a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, a naturally-aspirated 84hp 1.4-liter gasoline engine that works as a generator and two electric motors with a combined output of 181 hp. The car has a total driving range of over 300 miles (482 km) and can drive on electric power alone for about 35 miles (56 km) on the highway.
By Dan Mihalascu