Next week, GM will pull the veil on the hotly-anticipated luxury sequel to the Chevy Volt. The Cadillac ELR will be an opulent coupe hybrid using the Volt’s drivetrain technology, and to build up anticipation, GM has released another teaser picture. GM hopes to “…change the way people think about luxury and electrification” with the Cadillac ELR.
Besides some new looks at the camouflaged Cadillac ELR, formerly known as the Cadillac Converj, there aren’t any new details or hints as to what to expect. Judging from the language in the press release though, Cadillac seems to be positioning the ELR as a sporty personal coupe. With a Cadillac badge and Volt technology, the Cadillac could finally allow GM to make some real money on the Voltec innovations it has invested so heavily in.
We’re expecting to see a car with nearly as many similarities to the Volt as there will be differences. While both cars are front-wheel drive plug-in hybrids, the ELR as a coupe compared to the sedan-like Volt. The ELR will likely have a better suspension for both driving and comfort, and could even have a larger battery pack for more pure-electric range. The Cadillac ELR will roll out later this year.
We’ll be on hand for the reveal at the North American International Auto Show next week, and the Cadillac ELR’s official reveal.