GM delays the 2016 Cadillac ELR due to system integration difficulties

Article by Christian A., on November 28, 2014

Cadillac’s ELR was not quite a best seller and back in May we reported that GM will provide a $5,000 incentive to dealers who would offer test drives for the plug-in hybrid based on the Chevrolet Volt. Although many of you folks were expecting the next-generation ELR as a 2016MY, it appears that the vehicle’s debut was delayed due to system integration difficulties.

GM insiders said that the next-gen ELR will be a highly autonomous vehicle and engineers will need more tie in order to refine the features offered by the plug-in hybrid. Earlier this year, General Motors said that the Super-Cruise feature will be featured in its upcoming vehicles and we have to admit that it is possible to see it on the new ELR.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is currently priced at $75,995, including destination charge. Still, thanks to the $7,500 federal tax credit, the ELR starts t $68,495. Just like the Chevrolet Volt, the Cadillac ELR uses an electric motor that powers the front wheels, delivering 157 hp in EV mode and 181 hp in extended-range mode.

In addition, the vehicle features a 1.4-liter internal-combustion four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 84 hp. The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 207 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. ELR needs 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) when using the petrol engine and 9.1 seconds when using the electricity from the batteries.

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