Cadillac has revealed the 2nd lot of teaser images of its oncoming 2014 ELR. It is an extended range electric car that will be featuring the same engine as the Chevy Volt and is all set to make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Motor show next week.
The ELR can be traced back to the Converj Concept car that was revealed back in 2009. The car became so popular that it was immediately given the green signal for production. But at that time, GM’s bankruptcy put all its plans on hold but the Converj appeared again this with a new name, ELR. Just like the Converj concept 2014 ELR was also a straight hit and was soon commissioned for production.
Since then the company is not revealing a thing about the car. But looking at the first teaser trailer and the second teaser images it is quite sure that the car will be hiring most of the concept’s striking design patterns.
The key design pattern for the 2014 ELR is the raked profile and the light styled in boomrang shape. The spy shots also confirms that the new vehicle is quite similar to Volt in size and the coupe body, bigger wheels and the raked profile speaks of the sportiness of the car.
Coming from the world of Cadillac, ELR will be featuring plush interior and more technical elements. Although this will mean addition of extra weight to the car but the high price range of about $50k will allow the engineers to use more expensive lightweight materials to walk through the issue.
Featuring a more powerful engine than Volt, it is most likely to feature 1.4 litreunit. Most likely candidate for the job is a new four cylinder engine developed by Opel that displaces about 1.8 liters. This will allow ELR to charge its battery faster and will provide an overall enhancement in the performance.
Just like the Volt, ELR will also be transmitting some power to the wheels during high load condition and will allow front wheel to focus on driving.
The battery too is expected to be more powerful that the one installed in Volt. The battery capacity may be increased to about 17.0 kWh or more against the 16.5 kWh that is installed in the latest 2013 Chevrolet Volt.
The car will be manufactured at the General Motor’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. It is the same plant where GM manufacturers it’s Volt. More about the car will be revealed after its debut at Detroit Auto Show.