How will this car help Cadillac's image? Don't you think a flagship is more important right now? C'mon, GM.
Very excited to see this revealed. Looks like it hustles along pretty well.
I hope the ELR looks like the show car and offers a performance mode with total disregard to range
I too am looking forward to this car. I hope it has everything it needs to be a real Cadillac!
"production late 2013".....ARGH! Looks nearly ready to go.
I can't wait to see this once it is revealed.
"Caught during hot weather testing in Death Valley...." Something that Nissan apparently forgot to do with the Leaf.
"What is left unsaid in all this is the fact that conventional cars with a tank full of petrol are far greater fire hazards than electric cars will ever be. Some 185,000 vehicles catch fire in America each year, with no fewer than 285 people dying as a consequence. But, then, people have been living with the hazard of petrol for over a century. Irrationally, electric-vehicle fires are perceived as somehow more worrisome simply because they are new." - The Economist
There never was an ELR vs. a flagship priority dilemma: the Converj was production intent.
What does the ELR do for Cadillac? It establishes the brand as a player in the luxury electrified vehicle segment. The ELR brings with it a lot of street cred and a target demographic.
The electric luxury market isn't very big, and it doesn't really improve Cadillac's image in the luxury market.
That's just my opinion.
Depending on how they price it, it may help fund that flag ship.
I'm guessing the car will offer the 2.0 T with Voltec?.. It kind of sounds reasonable for me.. I don't see anything bigger for the car being on that platform, but thinking about hybrid sport cars the Acura NSX sounds pretty interesting.. wonder if Cadillac could do the same for its flagship model in some way.. I understand V12 or V16 whatever you guys think... but I just thinking it would nice to see GM implement the Voltec architecture in high performance in some manner... Just makes you think, not that it will happen..
I heard it would list for 50k.
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No where else on the luxury market can you find a bold and exotic looking luxury coupe with the green capabilities and sensible price of the ELR. It's the first time in a while that Cadillac might actual be first to market with a product in this fashion. I would not be surprised to see others following in Cadillac's footsteps soon.
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