Cadillac ELR, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV – Live Images From 2014 LA Auto Show

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 16

The "Current" Chevrolet Volt From The Floor Of The LA Auto Show Today

Chevrolet Volt – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

We hit the General Motors’ stand hard in Los Angeles, but despite hints that the 2016 Cadillac ELR would make an appearance at the show, it was not to be found.

Our cameras still caught all of the plug-ins that General Motors currently offers, so (until the refreshed ELR appears) here we present the Chevy Volt (not next-gen), Chevy Spark EV and Cadillac ELR (not revised 2016 Model Year).

2014 Cadillac ELR - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

2014 Cadillac ELR – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

And last but not least, the Chevy Spark EV:

Chevy Spark EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

Chevy Spark EV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

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16 responses to "Cadillac ELR, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark EV – Live Images From 2014 LA Auto Show"

  1. David Murray says:

    These cars all look slightly distorted because of the close-up shots. Not sure if the photographer was using a wide-angle lens or what. But the cars just don’t look right. They should have gotten a few feet further away.

    1. Gadge says:

      If you want items in a photo to appear ‘normal’ as the eye would see, a 50mm lens should be used…the wider the angle lens the greater the distortion.

  2. Stuart22 says:

    If that’s not a 2016 ELR, then it’s not a 2014 either. Maybe a 2014-1/2, for it happens to be wearing the 2015 Cadillac badge sans the funeral wreaths.

    1. Tim F. says:

      I’m guessing it is in fact what the 2016 ELR will look like. No major design changes, just the updated Cadillac logos and some under the hood changes. They simply put the 2014 ELR specifications next to it since they aren’t revealing the 2016 specifications until NAIAS.

      1. r reneau says:

        I got a ELR. looks the same. When you price a car $25,000 above what is should sell for, that,s the reason they can’t sell them. I hate to say this but I love my car but I know it will be like the dinosaurs.

  3. Thomas J. Thias says:

    My turn…

    Mr. Moloughney,( @tommolog )
    Great Pictures of the GM Voltec #EREV and BEV Platforms currently offered as part of the surging Global #ElectricFueledVehicle Industrys’ initial #EVs1stWave and now wide open #EVs2ndWave.

    Thanks for being at the @LAAutoShow on press day.

    Mr. Loveday, thank you for your relentless production of journalistic gems that fill the heads of we, the otherwise information starved growing masses of #KickGas advocates.

    Comentator David Murray; guess if I gave you 5 $100 bills for no reason you would complain about the feel of the paper bill.

    LOL

    Last night, at a remote, undisclosed bunker in LA, a select group were wined and dined.

    A non-dislosure agreement was reuired to attend and view a partial reveal of #NextGenVolt – MY 2016 Chevy Volt Extended Range Electric Vehicle.

    A Teaser Kick Off for #EVS3rdWave!

    Stunning – Amazing –

    Links Go To Official @Chevrolet / @GM approved Release Photos And One PhotoShop-LOL-

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B23LJF0IYAAOQdl.jpg

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B23LI7OIIAAE4yw.jpg

    Ahem, This Is PhotoShop!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B248Wj_IgAA0EoK.jpg

    OPINION/

    Wow, Gawd, this is stunning looking and if the dimentions are correct, we now have a Malibu or larger, midsized @ChevyVolt Extended Range Electric Vehicle!

    Gonna Rock Detroit and the Global Automotive Industry on Press Day at the @NAIASDetroit, January 10th, 2015!

    Ya heard it HERE, on the surging Global Electric Fueled Vehicle Industrys NUMBER ONE NEWS And OPINION eTRADE MAGAZINE!

    Best-

    Thomas J. Thias

    Sundance Chevrolet Inc.

    517-749-0532

    https://twitter.com/AmazingChevVolt

  4. Spec9 says:

    The ELR is a failure.

    GM needs a new brand if they want to build and sell high-end plug-in vehicles. The cranky old blue hairs that watch Fox News all day are not gonna be a big plug-in market. So stop building boxy angular land-barges and start building sleek curved aerodynamic plug-ins (like the Model S).

    1. DonC says:

      Wow. Just Wow. With that finely honed design sense, here’s hoping you didn’t waste money going to art school.

      The styling of the Model S is terminally generic. That doesn’t make it bad, but it does insure that it’s hardly great design. And as a factual matter the Model S is something of a land barge. It’s a big vehicle. Again, that doesn’t make it bad, but sleek is not a word that springs to mind when describing it.

      1. Taser54 says:

        Model S “borrowed” its design from Jaguar.

    2. Open-Mind says:

      “The cranky old blue hairs that watch Fox News all day are not gonna be a big plug-in market.”

      Yes they will. It’s already happening. And it would happen faster if they were welcomed instead of disparaged.

    3. Robert says:

      I don’t think you understand the concept of a “land barge,” and frankly the 1980s want their perception of Cadillacs back.

      The term land barge applies to very large land cruiser type cars such as those old 235 inch Fleetwoods of the 1950s-1980s. They do not apply to compact coupes that measure a meager 186 inches in length.

      While I would agree that those are hardly the best photos of the ELR, its design is stunning and won the Eyes On Design Award at NAIAS as both a concept vehicle and a production vehicle.

      The car isn’t selling well because it is overpriced and Cadillac did fail there. For its price it definitely needed more power.

      That said, Cadillac is making some of the best vehicles on the planet. The new CTS and ATS are both tops in their class in driving dynamics, and while something like the ATS-V might not be very popular in this neck of the woods, it is a stunning piece of automotive engineering.

      Right now if you are looking for the “Ultimate Driving Machine” you wouldn’t, in the compact and midsize class, look to the company that invented that slogan, but the the company once known for big floaty land barges. For driving dynamics and handling, for fun carving canyons and winding roads, you go to Cadillac.

      I understand that for folks stuck in the 1980s, it will be hard to break the old Cadillac image. But the truth of the matter is, and Germany is taking note, Cadillac is where the exuberant driving experience is these days.

      Now, it is time to get that ELR up to the reputation of,its gas drinking siblings. Do that, and you’ll have a phenomenal EREV.

      1. Justin W. says:

        Excellent reply, Robert. I agree completely. So many that are quick to dismiss Cadillac must not have driven one or keep up on current sports car news. The CTS-v is quite amazing. In fact, even the Camaro, long known for straight line performance, is spanking many of the well known exotics in the corners/twisties. Times are a changing.

  5. Open-Mind says:

    The Spark EV should look more sporty than the ICE Spark. And that horrible baby-blue color has got to go.

    1. Stuart22 says:

      It needs a major restyle. Get rid of the bug-eyes up front, and smooth out the creases on the sides of the body.

  6. Phr3d says:

    On the subject of styling, I sure would appreciate any guidance on Why current small cars look like they are over-inflated child toys and the headlights and taillights look like the weak surface area against the pressure?

    That Spark looks like it’s gonna pop..
    Sorry to admit that it reminds me of a doll my cousin had on Christmas when we were leetle kids.. if you squeezed its ears the eyes would pop out in a Really Scary way, and she cried.

    1. Steve Rider says:

      Your comment about the Spark EV is right on, but I bought one anyway 🙂 Mine is the 2LT with the faux leather seats, I made it look more like a child’s toy by adding blue/black seat covers.

      I looked at the Fiat 500E but the dashboard looked like an infant’s crib toy to me, so I went with the Spark EV.

      What a joy to drive!