Video: Inside The Cadillac ELR

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ELR Design Manager Talks Power Assisted Cupholders

ELR Design Manager Talks Power Assisted Cupholders

The Cadillac ELR, is very similar to the Chevrolet Volt on a mechanical level, but on the inside, it is all Cadillac

According to Keith Fisher, Design Manager of the Cadillac ELR,  many of the interior features of the ELR have never been seen before at GM, and “many of the elements you see in the ELR will be carried over in our future product launches that are coming soon.”

Mr. Fisher takes some time to boast of the high end upholstered finishes, the ELR’s reconfigurable 8″ cluster, the Cadillac “Q-system” and…wait for it, a power assisted cup-holder.

More details on Cadillac’s 35 mile, extended range 207hp/295 lb-ft of torque luxury plug in can be found here.

The limited production run Caddy is expected to cost between $65,00 and and $80,000 when it comes to market in January of 2014.

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4 responses to "Video: Inside The Cadillac ELR"

  1. Levi says:

    By the time it comes out ’14 it will be obsolete!

    1. Turbofroggy says:

      I totally agree, Jan 2014 is way too long of time in this super fast plug in car evolving market. The ELR at $80K will have equal or less total range (battery + gas) range than a 80KWH Tesla Model as at about the same price. Plus the Tesla will have twice the horsepower and 3 seconds faster to 60. Now at $65K eh maybe, but it will be a tough sell.

  2. BlindGuy says:

    I have no doubt that the ELR will be a very sweet ride. A limited production plan is wise; for 60-85K I honestly think more people will opt for the 2.0T ATS instead for less $. For those with a fat wallet; having a limited edition crazy smooth, quiet EV that can take you on any driving trip might be the premium EV that will satisfy their craving. My wife will still blurt-out that she loves our Volt as we’re driving around Tucson usually just using our battery  .

  3. Bill Howland says:

    Yeah at first it was claimed by GM that the Caddy will have a totally new powertrain, etc, and then it seemed like they were designing a totally new car since it took so many years to finally come out…

    It never made sense to me to revent the wheel, since no matter what you think of the Voltec Power Train, the one big thing in its favor is that it does work, plus the Volt is the most customer satisfying car EVER amounst all vehicles made for two years in a row.

    GM must have 5 director level meetings before anyone dares make a decision. Thats the only reason I can think of why it will ultimately take 4 years to come out with a Volt with nice seats at double the price.