GM is developing a Cadillac version of the Chevy Volt, and word is that it will hit the market in late 2013.
“Much has been written about the Cadillac ELR, formerly known as the Cadillac Converj concept. It is known that the Chevy Volt Voltec drivetrain will serve as a basis for the Cadillac ELR, but there was question as to whether it would be front or rear-wheel drive,” Chris DeMorro of Gas2 writes.
“Alas, despite my hopes, GM has confirmed that the ELR will be front-wheel drive. Disappointing, but not unexpected given the front-wheel drive chassis of the Volt. But the Cadillac ELR will be a coupe, a bold but good move in my opinion. While a coupe lacks the versatility of a four-door sedan, it gives designers more freedom to design a better-looking car. Spy photos of the Cadillac ELR reveal a much sportier-looking car than the Volt.”
Some more info on the Cadillac ELR:
- it will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant
- GM is investing $35 million to get the plant ready for that
- the price is expected to be in the $60,000 range
For some more thoughts from Chris on this vehicle, and for more pics, visit the Gas2 post linked above.