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Cadillac ELR EREV goes on sale in January, starting price $75,995

Initial sales of the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe (earlier post) will begin in January in all major US metropolitan areas. The 2014 ELR has a starting price of $75,995, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. (Base price of a 60 kWh Tesla Model S—without Federal tax incentive, but with destination fee—is $71,070.) With an all-electric range of about 35 highway miles (56 km), and a total range in excess of 300 miles (482 km), the ELR offers fuel economy of 82 MPGe, Cadillac estimates. Official EPA estimates are not yet available.

Upon IRS certification of an anticipated federal tax credit, purchasers may be eligible for a tax credit from $0 to $7,500 depending on individual tax liability. Net pricing after tax credits could be as low as $68,495, including $995 destination.

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2014 Cadillac ELR. Click to enlarge.

As with all Cadillac models, the ELR comes standard with Cadillac Shield, a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including Remote Vehicle Diagnostics, a Premium Care Maintenance program and 24/7 roadside assistance. The ELR also comes with an extended battery and propulsion warranty of eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, and a four-year or 50,000-mile, whichever comes first, bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

The ELR comes equipped with standard advanced technology features such as Cadillac CUE with Navigation accessible through a large, eight-inch, full-color capacitive-touch screen, light-emitting diode, or LED, front and rear exterior lighting, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, the Safety Alert Seat and the exclusive Regen on Demand™ feature, allowing the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from the vehicle’s momentum via steering-wheel paddles.

Powering the ELR is a combination of pure electric drive and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered electric generator. A T-shaped, 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is located along the centerline of the vehicle, between the front and rear wheels to make the most of weight distribution. The pack supplies energy to an advanced electric drive unit to propel the vehicle.

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rendering displays the battery and propulsion system technology found in the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Click to enlarge.

The ELR offers four driving modes—default Tour mode, the more-responsive Sport mode, a Mountain mode that maintains charge in hilly terrain and Hold mode, which allows drivers to select when to use battery power or the gas-powered generator.

Comments

GreenPlease

Way too expensive. Just buy a Tesla at that price point.

Davemart

This car is being released to compete with the Tesla under their new program:
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yoatmon

The best about the Cadillac ELR EREV is its' name and that is more history than not. It certainly won't be a competitor for the Model-S. If that is all that GM learned by taking a closer look at TESLA, they might as well pull their stakes and move on. Personally, I think they would have more success reinventing the EV1.

Sean Prophet

People here are missing the point. ELR is to Volt as El Dorado was to Impala. Cadillac has always been for people who wanted a Chevy in fancy trim. It's never been a particularly good value.

sd

I was potentially interested in this car but not at that price. Some of the other Cadillacs such as the ATS and the CTS have relatively reasonable prices considering the performance. They will out-perform a comparable BMW at a more reasonable price. The price for the Volt was recently reduced $5000 and I thought that the Cadillac version might be about $10,000 more than the Volt. But as a stockholder, I have to say good for them if they can sell them at that price.

Kit P

If only EV outnumbered press releases about EV.

Nick Lyons

If I had that kind of money to spend, I'd buy a Model S. The price is high by $20K.

Lad

I think We all miss the point of "Cadillac." It has never been a practical car; it has always been an extreme car. Remember the '53 to '60 cars...all monsters and exclusive because they were always overpriced. Attempts to make them practical has almost always been a disaster...remember the diesel, and how about the Cimarron.

These are not cars for those who know how cars function. These are the top of the line GM cars that are nicely built and appointed to appeal to those who like style, don't care about the drive line and like being sucked in by excellent PR. They like the bragging rights of driving "GM's best car."

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