The very first rendering with the Cadillac ELR Convertible has recently hit the web and it might provide us with a first glimpse into possible production version.
The North American based automaker Cadillac didn’t announce its details to develop a convertible version of the ELR just yet but that doesn’t mean that we don’t stand a chance of seeing it into a concept form at least. The image posted above is a rendering made by theophiluschin.com and we must admit that the drop-top version of the Cadillac ELR is quite attractive. Let’s hope GM decides to put it into production.
As a quick reminder, the regular version of the Cadillac ELR has been officially presented to the public a few weeks ago, during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The model has a 2+2 layout, a luxurious cabin, chrome accents, wood inserts, an 8-inch configurable instrument and driver info display, electric power steering, ZF steering gear and more. The 2014 Cadillac ELR has a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is weighing 198 kg (435 lbs). Charging it from a 240V outlet takes 4.5 hours and when using a 120V outlet, the battery will be filled in 12 hours. A range extender in the shape of a 1.4 liter gasoline unit will allow the powertrain to develop a total output of 207 HP (154 kW) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft).