The new 2014 Cadillac ELR made its official debut today at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and as expected, this is the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand.
Regarding the design, the Cadillac ELR is inspired by the Converj Concept and comes with an aggressive, forward-leaning profile and new vertical headlamp and taillamp elements, which are a brand tradition since 1948. Although the Chevrolet Volt has a drag coefficient of 0.28, the Cadillac ELR is not helped by its design and according to the official press release its drag coefficient is 0.30.
Inside, the ELR offers seats for four persons and the leather-trimmed interior blends authentic chrome and wood accents. The Cadillac CUE with Navigation is offered as standard and it can be accessed using the eight-inch, full-color capacitive touch screen found in the center of instrument panel. Regarding the driving experience, the Cadillac ELR is able to deliver 295 lb.-ft. of torque (400 Nm), which means about 12 percent more than the 3.6L V-6 in the SRX.