According to the latest reports, we will see new version of this luxury plug-in hybrid soon, probably as 2018 Cadillac ELR. This is a compact coupe from Cadillac, which came about three years ago. Although concept was released back in 2009, production model came in 2013. It has quite interesting design. It is a plug-in hybrid luxury coupe, which comes based on Chevrolet Volt, sharing platform and many parts. Powertrain is pretty much the same, although model from Cadillac comes with higher output. Now, we are expecting new model, which will come based on the new generation of Volt, which came last year. We will see many new things such as new powertrain, new look etc.
2018 Cadillac ELR redesign
The 2018 Cadillac ELR will come with many changes. Although current model is still pretty fresh, company will release new one, which will come with many improvements. New model will ride on new platform, the same that is used for new Volt. Once again, this premium coupe will share most of the parts with hybrid from Chevy, including powertrain. New platform will bring many benefits such as longer wheelbase, weight savings etc. The 2018 ELR will also feature new styling. Although current model really looks good and still follows design language of the brand, we will see some changes. However, we won’t see radical changes in terms of styling. We will see pretty similar overall shape. On the other side, we expect many new details, especially in areas such as lighting, grille, bumpers etc. Exact details about interior are still unknown, but we expect many improvements here too.
2018 Cadillac ELR engine
The 2018 Cadillac ELR is expected to get new powertrain. This will surely be the biggest change, compared to original. We will see new petrol engine, just it was case with new Volt. It is a new 1.5 liter petrol unit. Also, we will see new battery pack and new electric motor. So, new configuration should bring plenty of improvements. We expect to see better range, higher output, better economy and, finally, better overall performances. Besides better acceleration and higher speed, 2018 ELR should have longer all-electric range. Current is good for about 37 miles in this regime, while new model should go over 50 miles, according to rumors.
2018 Cadillac ELR release date
According to rumors, next generation will come somewhere in 2017, as 2018 Cadillac ELR.