Features Of 2015 Cadillac ELR Luxury Hybrid

By | 08/03/2014
The 2015 Cadillac ELR will be released shortly, bringing an improved and updated coupe. The Cadillac ELR had its very first premiere last year, so the new changes are modest, yet important. In terms of exterior and interior design, the luxurious coupe will remain more or less unchanged, though it will be slightly refreshed. Also, there is a possibility that the new model will have some additional features and extended list of equipment offered, but don’t expect a full redesign or anything big. This, however, does not mean that the car will be dull or outdated. The ELR is known, and after such short time, for its outstanding appearance, fantastic body line and excellent interior. The 2015 Cadillac ELR Hybrid will only top that with its improved powertrain and improved performance. The new model is slowly, but surely, fixing all the bugs and bits that consumer found annoying on the current model. Soon, we should see this amazing model increasing its sales figures to a decent level. That is, if the company revised the price tag on this coupe. At this point, the new ELR is a luxurious, top-notch coupe with more or less similar characteristics like the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. Despite that, the ELR cost almost twice as much as the aforementioned Chevy. Luxurious or not, such difference has yet to be justified.

Appearance And Style

The 2015 Cadillac ELR will have fantastic appearance. The model will be mildly refreshed, but the elegance and dominance will remain the main features of its looks. The front end holds a big grille and a pair of amazing headlights which follow the bended line of the hood. The body silhouette then curves making a fluent and aerodynamic shape, and ending by forming an ascended rear end. The car’s appearance is simply stunning. The fantastic body line is incorporated in the overall elegant and simple exterior. As for the interior, the same laws and standards apply there. The new model features leather upholstery, numerous wood and carbon-fiber details and offers a high level of comfort, luxury and style. For those who love looking smart and spoiling themselves, this is a perfect fit. The 2015 Cadillac ELR is fully equipped, with more applications than you might possibly need, and a possibility of adding up even more.

Powertrain Of 2015 Cadillac ELR

The 2015 Cadillac ELR will have the same powertrain as the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. The hybrid coupe will use a 1.4-liter inline-four gas engine that generates 84 horsepower and two electric motors connected to the front wheels. The new model will have bigger batteries than before, using the Chevy’s 16.5-kWh battery pack, which will improve its driving range. This plug-in hybrid powertrain will produce a total of 207 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, while its total driving range is at 345 miles. The all-electric mode is capable of traveling for 37 miles between two charges. The coupe’s fuel economy figures return at 31 mpg/city and 35 mpg/highway. However, despite the shared powertrain, the performance of the 2015 Cadillac ELR will be better than the one of the 2016 Chevy Volt thanks to the improved suspension, better precision and agility and easier handling.

2015 Cadillac ELR Price

The 2015 Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid will cost around $70,000 for the entry level. The vehicle is a top-notch luxurious coupe, but since its price is around $35,000 higher than the one for the Chevy Volt, one must ask oneself whether luxury should be as expensive, given that the only difference between these two models is their level of extravagance and style. With the same powertrain, they only differ in the terms of package. Is such move justified, and is the ELR beautiful enough to push common sense aside while choosing the car, the time, and consumers, will tell.

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