Cadillac’s plug-in hybrid luxury coupe ELR, which was derived from its concept version called the Cadillac Converj, is set to be released in a new avatar called the 2018 Cadillac ELR.
First conceptualized in 2009 as the Converj, ELR was brought into being in 2013. Now the luxury coupe will be retouched with exciting new features in order to compete with other hybrids like Chevrolet Volt and Ford C-Max.
2018 Cadillac ELR – Engine Specs
Cadillac ELR 2018 is probably going to have both a petrol engine and a hybrid engine, although some reports suggest that it will be an all-electric engine. For its petrol version, in all probability, it will have a 1.5-liter petrol unit. This can make it more fuel efficient than the current version.
For the electric version, it is going to be a 17.1 kWh lithium-ion battery powered engine, which is supposed to churn out a power of 157 hp, along with a torque of 295 lb-ft torque. A single charge will enable the vehicle to traverse a distance of 39 miles, while acceleration can be around 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.
2018 Cadillac ELR – Exterior and Interior Changes
The interiors of this 2018 Cadillac ELR will have a sleek and modern design with the floor as well as the steering being of caramel brown color while the seats will be colored in ebony. The cabin will have leather cover and will afford a lot of room to all the five passengers.
Headspace and leg room will be quite a lot in the cabin. This vehicle is supposed to come with the CUE infotainment system that helps set up navigation, audio, and in-cab climate. The seats could have heaters, a trendy option.
Brand new LED headlights styled more aggressively and L-shaped taillights on its rear will be the major exterior changes in this Cadillac ELR 2018. The vehicle will also have a new and larger radiator grille. It is supposed to be the same two-doors compact coupe.
2018 Cadillac ELR – Expected Arrival and Price
The current version is available at around $65,000 and the 2018 Cadillac ELR will reportedly cost $10,000 more to manufacture. So expect the luxury coupe to be priced at around $75,000. No official date has been set for the release but the car is supposed to be out at the end of 2017 however it may be delayed until March 2018.