Well well well, look who is eating his words today. After rumors hit the Internet that a production version of the Volt-based Cadillac Converge would hit the market, I said I would believe it when I see it. Lo and behold, yesterday GM releases a press release stating that yes, it will be building a Cadillac version of the Volt. Sweet.
In staying with the recent tradition of giving cars letter designations versus actual names, the production version of the Converj will be called the “ELR.” No specs or real information were made available, only that the ELR will use GM’s Voltec technology, though likely with some improvements over the initial Volt. The obvious goals are more range and increased performance, though the ELR is likely to be a hotbed of cutting-edge infotainment technology as well.
The rumors from earlier in the week peg a 2013 release as a 2014 model, and in the press release GM also reveals that a new Cadillac concept is due for an unveiling…today! Will it be an ELR production concept, or something else? Can’t wait to see.
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. You can read about his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout or follow his non-nonsensical ramblings on Twitter @harshcougar.