We are happy to hear rumors about 2019 Cadillac ELR. This electric car is one of the rare plug-in hybrids in premium class. Now it returns better than in 2016 when it was discontinued. However, we are still waiting for confirmation from the Cadillac. Then, we will get more details about the ELR plug-in hybrid. It can also appear as the electric vehicle.
The 2019 Cadillac ELR is going to take a position as the compact coupe. Although its sales numbers from previous period are not encouraging, the company will give the car another chance. Now, the situation is much better than two years ago. Also, Cadillac is a more serious contender than before. All this may result in more money in development. A better drivetrain and everything why the ELR was not successful last time should do the job and establish this vehicle in years to come.
2019 Cadillac ELR drivetrain and specs
The last time ELR was in production, its electric motor was good for 39 miles of range. This result is everything but bad for PHEV. However, the MPGe rating and overall range were not so good. Now, the 2019 Cadillac ELR aims better numbers and more reliable engine. Nevertheless, right before the discontinuation, the ELR achieved an award for the low maintenance cost for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Previously, General Motors, the parent company, developed Cadillac ELR together with Chevrolet Volt. Suddenly, the GM decided to cut the production of these vehicles, and give more attention to electric vehicles. So, having this in mind, the 2019 Cadillac ELR could share few things with Chevy Bolt. The flagship EV is one of the most successful vehicles in this segment. With the range of 238 miles, every competitor is behind it. However, for next season we will see updates, and probably even more miles.
2019 Cadillac ELR range
If everything goes according to plan, the 2019 Cadillac ELR could go 300 miles without refueling. This is going to be the significant boost from 238 miles the Chevy Bolt is offering.
Also, the plug-in hybrid variant is likely to appear as the standard offer. In that case, the mileage would jump from the previous level. For example, Chevrolet Bolt can go 128 MPGe. With all improvements, we can expect the 2019 Cadillac ELR to reach at least the same level. Some enthusiasts believe it can go even up to 150 MPGe.
2019 Cadillac ELR redesign
The 2019 Cadillac ELR could succeed some design cues from its predecessor. It will be three years since it was discontinued. However, the compact coupe was always attractive. There were no complains about its styling and offer. Outside, the PHEV was very aggressive. Of course, some of the trademark features will be there on the next model, including the boomerang lights. Grille and bumpers will get a revisit. The car doesn’t need air vents, so it makes it more futuristic. Huge wheels and low riding position are making it street-oriented.
Inside the 2019 Cadillac ELR, as for every vehicle from this carmaker, expect the highest dose of luxury. Premium seat and features will make this car very expensive. Nevertheless, the plug-in hybrid requires special monitors for this system. The Cadillac ELR will include the brand-new CUE infotainment system. Of course, it can’t miss Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features.
2019 Cadillac ELR release date
The development of the 2019 Cadillac ELR is not confirmed yet. However, it is not going to take too much time. The last edition was not bad. Many things from it we can see on the new ELR. Also, Chevy Bolt can offer the help. In that case, the compact coupe is not going to start from scratches. With a good base, it could arrive during next season.