Have you heard about the new CADILLAC ELR? If you haven’t then we’d like to take a moment to share some details. We have a good reason to do so today as the respected publication Car and Driver has just named it to their list of the top “25 Cars Worth Waiting For.”
Car and Driver says that the car is successful in “channeling both the gorgeous CTS coupe and the buttoned-down ATS sedan. Sporty proportions and 20-inch wheels hint at improvements to the Volt’s chassis. These include swapping in GM’s HiPer anti-torque-steer front struts, adding a Watt’s link to the torsion-beam rear suspension, and fitting computer-controlled adaptive dampers.”1
The ELR is rated at 154 kW, which is equivalent to 207 horsepower, and with 295 pound-feet of torque, it’s ready to blow away the rest of the electric vehicle segment. It’ll be available as a “limited run” extended range vehicle with a fairly high price tag, but we still expect it to be a popular addition to our new model lineup.
Experts say that the ELR is a good indicator of what the future will look like for the automaker, and from what we’ve seen, this is an excellent direction to go in. Production will start in the fall of this year, and we should have it here in our Alexandria, VA showroom in early 2014.
Source: 1 http://insideevs.com/car-and-drive-finds-cadillac-elr-1-of-25-cars-to-wait-for/