No 2015 Cadillac ELR – ELR To Return For 2016 With “Engineering Enhancements”
Edmunds presents “Just the Facts” on the 2016 Cadillac ELR:
- An improved version of the 2016 Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is in the works, Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell confirmed for Edmunds on Monday.
- The 2016 ELR is expected to debut in November at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
- Changes include “engineering enhancements,” Caldwell said.
What do those “engineering enhancements” entail? No clue…and Cadillac isn’t willing to disclose that information at this point in time. We do believe that the 2016 ELR will get the 2015 Chevy Volt’s 17.1 kWh battery pack (or whatever pack the Volt is utilizing at that time), but beyond that we’re not sure what changes are in store for the 2016 ELR.
But wait…there’s more ELR news.
There will be no 2015 Model Year Cadillac ELR:
Car shoppers will note that there is no 2015 Cadillac ELR. Caldwell explained that this is a “technicality” based on when the car debuted around January 1, 2014.
“The car is still on sale,” he said. “The factory produced most of the cars that would satisfy U.S. distribution.”
ELR production ground to a halt after inventory levels soared. Recent heavy discounts have cut into inventory, as sales have been improving as of late. Caldwell adds:
“ELR builds will resume after the first of the year.”
Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly is getting upgraded right now. Production at the site isn’t expected to resume until late November.