The Cadillac ELR Turns Heads With Its Stylish Looks

Four years and several design sketches later has finally produced General Motor’s luxury plug-in: the Cadillac ELR. Rolled out at this year’s North American International Auto Show, this Caddy has come at a time when car buyers are looking for sophistication and luxury in hybrid-powered vehicles from their Atlanta car dealers.

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR was given the award “Eyes On Design” for best production vehicle. And what is there not to love about the design? With a sleek appearance on 20″ wheels, LED lights and the signature Cadillac grille, the Cadillac ELR speaks volumes when it comes to luxury. Yet this is not all that will appeal to car buyers.

Using the Converj concept developed in 2009, the ELR has a similar plug-in powertrain. It runs on a 16.5 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery, giving a range about 35 miles. Once the battery is drained, the 1.4-liter gasoline generator kicks in to recharge the battery pack, giving 300 miles until the battery is fully recharged in 4.5 hours.

The interior of the ELR is completely Cadillac. Hand-stitched leather and aluminum invites the driver to relax in comfort. The ELR is equipped with the new Cadillac CUE infotainment system, allowing for drivers to keep their hands on the wheel as they can make calls, ask for directions, access the Internet or tune in to their favorite radio stations. The easy-to-use touch screen on the center stack and the power-assisted cup holder covers will definitely appeal to those tech people looking to stay connected.

Performance and luxury was the main focus of the Cadillac ELR, and it has definitely tried to live up to those standards. The ELR will be available in four driving modes: touring, sport, mountain and hold. When it comes to building a sports car equal to exotic cars, the ELR can be placed squarely in the sports category with American roots. All it now comes down to is price.

The new 2014 Cadillac ELR hasn’t been given a price tag yet, but current speculation is that it will start at above $50,000 due to its limited production. So if your GMC car dealer suggests that you should get it while the getting is good, definitely listen if you are in the mind of wanting a sporty plug-in hybrid.The Cadillac ELR will turn heads when a driver is rolling down the street, and very few poeple will have anything bad to say about a car that gives great performance while taking strides to help the environment by relying less on gasoline and more on renewable energy products.

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