Yes, Cadillac's next generation ELR is here. It is powered by a revised electric drive system, features enhanced handling, steering and braking, and can show-off with OnStar with 4G LTE as a standard. The electrified luxury coupe comes equipped with a vast range of updated features, which makes it more and more desirable.
The major upgrades involve the powertrain, thus delivering 25 percent boost in power and torque, faster acceleration improved by 1.5 seconds for the 0-60 acceleration sprint and higher top speed. In addition, vehicle's chassis and steering has been retuned for even better handling. Everything stays in control due to the more responsive brakes and the new Performance equipment package.
To go further into details, the new ELR has software upgrades to the battery system. The result is better power and acceleration, and wider EV range. When in Sport mode, this car is capable of achieving 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.4 seconds.
The full driving range of the car is 330 miles (530 km). This includes pure electric driving which is also efficient. Despite this, powertrain's total output is 233 horsepower (174 kW) and 506 Nm (373 lb-ft) of torque. On a battery alone, the Cadi can travel up to 39 miles (60 km) emitting zero CO2.
Furthermore, the 2016 ELR will be one of the most-connected vehicles, because it will feature OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. While browsing online, the passengers will be sitting in the luxurious "cut-and-sew" interior. There is also the option of Semi-Aniline full leather seating. The other highlight inside is the eight-inch configurable instrument and driver information display, always giving the most important information.
In terms of Driver Assistance active safety systems the ELR will be loaded as a standard with side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, Intellibeam headlamps, lane change alert and vehicle security system. The adaptive cruise control will come as an option.
2016 Cadillac ELR is currently on sale and has a starting price of $58,495 USD.