The All-New 2014 Cadillac ELR – Review and Specs

2014-02-15 07:24:06
The All-New 2014 Cadillac ELR – Review and Specs
The All-New 2014 Cadillac ELR – Review and Specs

Cadillac, which was formally known as Cadillac Motor Car Division, is now a subsidiary division of the US-based auto manufacturer General Motors (GM). Cadillac is the brand known for luxury car models, which is primarily concentrating on the US, Canada, and China markets. Apart from these countries, Cadillac vehicles are also being sold in 34 additional markets too worldwide. The new model Cadillac ELR is getting released in 2014, which hold high hopes.

The famous American brand of Cadillac is now being sold all over the world with a lot of crazy and fans and followers waiting for their new models and innovations. It was the SRX crossover of Cadillac, which has been the best selling model since year 2010. Now Cadillac is the second oldest automobile manufacturer in America after Buick.

Cadillac was founded in the year 1902 by Henry Leland, and got purchased by the General Motors Company in 1909. Within six of its inception itself, the Cadillac had set its own niche in the market of luxury cars in the US. Cadillac always introduced the technological advances, and some of the evidences are there full electrical systems, steel roof, and clashless manual transmission etc. The V8 engine developed by Cadillac set a new standard in the American automobile industry.

2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac engineers claim that the stunning new shape of their 2014 ELR model with make it fully worth at twice the price of a Chevrolet Volt, on which this model is based. Cadillac ELR is fully a future pod, what we can see as a show car made real. It has got all better looks of a premium variety worth a million bucks. As you can see, the ELR’s standard version price itself is just near to double of the Chevy Volt.

The floorpan of both the models are almost similar, but the suspension in ELR is all new. This 2014 release uses the GM’s HiPer strut in the front, offering a better overall geometry and a Watt’s linkage offering a better lateral control on rear. ELR is 8.9 inches longer than the Volt and also 2.3 inches wider. It has also a low stand by about 0.7 inches and rides on a comparatively long wheelbase.

When compared to that of the Volt, the base off ELR’s windshield sits about 6.3 inches forward offering a dramatic front rake and the exterior pieces are fully new. The GM’s Voltec Powertrain seems to be a bit confusing with a flowchart that involves two generators, three clutches, a planetary gear-set, and a 1.4-L four-cylinder engine. There are two propulsion models as the electric vehicle (EV) and the extended range (ER). On getting the battery fully charged, the motor is limited to about 157 horses and power is transferred to front wheel based on a fixed ration. The second generator in combination with the planetary gears can offer a ratio effect, which allows the ELR to reach its top speed of 107 mph the EV mode.

The ELR’s drive motor can make 181 HP in the ER mode if the driver chooses it with enough batter left. The combined system of ELR can make up to 217 HP, which is a serious hike from the Volt’s 149 HP. Running in EV, ELR can be accelerated to 60 mph in just 9.0 seconds, which is again 0.2 seconds slower than the Volt.

Cadillac models:

Cadillac Sixty Special
Cadillac STS
Cadillac DTS
Cadillac Fleetwood
Cadillac SRX
Cadillac CTS Wagon
Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Cadillac Catera
Cadillac XLR
Cadillac ATS-V
Cadillac Seville
Cadillac Escalade
Cadillac CTS Coupe
Cadillac Brougham
Cadillac Escalade EXT
Cadillac ELR
Cadillac Allante
Cadillac STS-V
Cadillac DeVille
Cadillac Eldorado
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac XLR-V
Cadillac ATS Coupe
Cadillac ATS
Cadillac XTS
Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Cadillac CTS
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon