Though it wasn’t so long ago Cadillac announced their intent to created a production version of the Cadillac ELR, which is an electric vehicle, the automaker is looking at a release date sometime in August. This luxury vehicles will be making its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
It should be noted that although the price of the new Cadillac in Tacoma ELR has also not yet been announced, it is probably not going to arrive at the lower end of original expectations as GM has said the re-tooling to build the ELR will cost about $35 million dollars and that the plug-Caddy will now also be a “limited” production run.
Car and Driver has recently compiled a list of the “25 Cars Worth Waiting For,” and because we love lists (and electric cars) we felt we had to pass on one of the auto magazine’s choices that we happen to agree with, the Cadillac ELR.
Although we have recently learned that the Cadillac ELR will be a “limited run” extended range vehicle with a fairly steep price-tag; it is that exclusivity, coupled with some aesthetic and performance enhancements over its Volt-based sibling, that we feel will make it one of the most unique plug-in vehicles on the road.
Car & Driver seems fairly impressed with the look of the ELR, and with the fact that the ELR has stayed true to the Cadillac Converj concept that debuted at the 2009 NAIAS show in Detroit (a rarity to be sure), while keeping its distance from the Chevrolet Volt.
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