The North American based automaker Cadillac has recently revealed the 2014 ELR during the Detroit Motor Show.
After it was teased just a day before its public debut, the 2014 Cadillac ELR is finally here, and the model has been officially presented during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The ELR is the production version of the Converj Concept, unveiled back in 2009, and the model is coming with a HiPer Strut front suspension, with electric power steering with ZF steering gear, semi-independent rear suspension, with a 2+2 layout, a luxurious cabin with leather upholstery, chrome accents, wood, 8-inch configurable instrument and driver info display, LED accent lighting and more.
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is using a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, weighing 435 lbs (198 kg), which takes 4.5 hours to fully charge using a 240V outlet and 12 hours when using the 120 outlet. A range extender in the shape of a 1.4 liter gasoline unit is allowing the powertrain to develop a total output of 207 HP (154 kW) and 295 lb-ft of torque (400 Nm). Top speed stands at 100 mph (161 km/h) but there is no word on the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration just yet.
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