The ELR from Cadillac is a comfortable, hyper-attractive coupe that so happens to be a plug-in hybrid vehicle, can noiselessly hum about only on electric power for a maximum distance of 60 km (39 miles). Cadillac has fired up its 2016 ELR with spanking sportiness, in the expectations that it will ignite the interest of buyers. The automaker has also reduced the price of its new ELR by $ 9500 when compared to that of the 2014 model ELR. Cadillac also equips the new ELR with a fine-tuned engine with two powerful motors with the intention of improving its performance and fuel consumption.
2016 Cadillac ELR Redesign, Exterior
Though Cadillac completely redesigns its new ELR completely, the chief external modification that can be easily noticeable is its new front grille imprinted with the latest Marque logo. To offer a comfortable and safe ride to its occupants, the coupe comes with the strong suspension, improved driving ability and optimized Brembo brakes. The new ELR is expected to be offered with the Performance Package to offer it all the required external features to make it a better performance vehicle when compared to its predecessor.
The new Performance Package comes with new sports wheels of the diameter of 20 inches, wearing highly-treaded summer-only tires to offer an improved grip on different terrains. These tires offer the new vehicle an improved grip of 10 % compared to that of the outgoing model, whereas the fine-tuned Brembo brakes at the front assist the vehicle in decreasing its halting distance by 12 %. The Performance Package is capable of making the vehicle kill off 6 km (4 miles) off of the electric driving arrangement.
2016 Cadillac ELR Interior
The major modifications that Cadillac has done in the interior features is that all the optional features found in the outgoing model are offered as standard features in the new ELR. These include:
• Back cross traffic alert.
• Driver Assistance energetic safety systems.
• Intellibeam headlights.
• Side blind zone warning.
Other interior features that come as standard include:
• Lane change alert.
• An innovative vehicle safety system.
• Adaptive cruise control.
Some of the newly incorporated features include:
• Fold-down back seatbacks to house longer items, like golf clubs and skis.
• Semi-Aniline complete leather seating.
• Cut-and-stitch interior.
• Sueded microfiber headliner and supporting border.
• Three USB ports.
• 8-inch adaptable driver and instrument information exhibits, with four designs, varying from smartly plain to technically comprehensive information.
• Power-assisted storage or cup holder in the middle console
New Cadillac ELR 2016 Interior
Specs, mpg, 0-60
Cadillac has provided all trims of its 2016 ELR with the required software to upgrade their battery system, with the intention of perking up its performance and power output. Moreover, the 2016 Cadillac ELR engine is combined with two powerful electric motors so as to improve the power and the acceleration of the vehicle. This combination makes it to attain the velocity of 60 mph from the start by 1.5 seconds quicker than the earlier model, in 6.4 seconds.
With a single charge of the electric motor, that is capable of travelling to a maximum distance of 330 miles (530 km), thereby enhancing the power out of the vehicle’s 1.4-liter gasoline engine. This combination makes buyers drive the 2016 Cadillac without petrol for their daily city driving. For long distances, the vehicle can be used with both petrol and the electric power.
The new 2016 Cadillac ELR’s T-shaped battery is mounted down its middle line, between the front wheels and the back wheels to distribute balanced power to the wheels. The 198-kg (435-lb), 1.6-meter (5.5-foot) long pack offers power to a futuristic electric drive part, which is competent to offer a torque of 373 lbs per foot.
Buyers can easily charge the battery within 5 hours by using a 120-volt charger or through a 240-volt charger, according to the external weather conditions. It comes with a comprehensive warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles whichever is earlier. In states where the principles of the Air Resource Board are followed, the battery comes with a warranty of 10 years or 150,000 miles whichever is earlier.
Release date and price
Buyers can buy their favorite coupe by paying the starting price of $ 65,995 during the concluding part of 2015.
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2016 Cadillac ELR pictures