Cadillac ELR to get FWD – confirmed image

Cadillac has recently announced that the final production version of the ELR will come with front-wheel drive.

The new 2014 Cadillac ELR will be produced at the General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in late 2013 and the model will be based on the 2009 Converj Concept. The ELR will borrow some of the extended range technology from the Chevrolet Volt and it will combine a lithium-ion battery pack with an electric motor and a four-cylinder petrol engine, which will act as a generator. No performance details have been announced yet but one thing is for sure, the 2014 Cadillac ELR will get front-wheel drive.

“That’s a better solution (generally) for the efficiency that an electric propulsion is obviously aiming for. We of course have RWD layouts for our CTS and ATS product lines, cars in which performance is the overriding objective”, said David Cadwell, a Cadillac Spokesman, for Car Scoop.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR will share the same production space with other models “signed” by GM, like the Opel / Vauxhall Ampera or the Chevrolet / Holden Volt. The Cadillac ELR will be the very first two-door Caddy to be assembled at this facility since the 1999 Eldorado. More details on the Cadillac ELR will probably be announced sometimes next year.

Source: Car Scoop