Cadillac has just announced that the first ELR unit has rolled off the production line in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
After it was officially unveiled a few months ago, the new Cadillac ELR is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the carmaker saying that the first unit has rolled off the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly line. The vehicle in question is not destined for customers and it will be used by engineers for testing purposes, so if you were hoping that you can finally order it, you should wait a little longer.
As a quick reminder, the regular version of the Cadillac ELR has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. 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). 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.