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Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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Video: Jay Leno Checks Out The Cadillac ELR

leno-elrArguably the car the Chevy Volt should have been, the Cadillac ELR is a plug-in hybrid for discerning luxury car buyers. This sexy hunk of 21st century technology will set you back between $60,000 and $70,000, which is pocket change for a guy like Jay Leno. So it’s no surprise that the ELR showed up in Leno’s garage.

Armed with 208 horsepower and a sportier, edgier look, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is a Volt in Caddy clothing. Though it gets an extra .5 kWh of usable battery life, range is estimated to be a couple of miles less than the official 38 mile rating of the Chevy Volt. That’s what all that luxury gets you, though features like range-enhancing paddle shifters should help.

Leno talks tech with a couple of GM engineers before getting behind the wheel, and it isn’t long before the veteran comedian is singing the praises of this hybrid luxury car. It’s a “different” kind of fun for Leno, as he tries to get the ELR to drive as efficiently as possible. But will buyers respond in a similar fashion?

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage


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Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn't wrenching or writing, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



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