The new 2016 Cadillac ELR is an extremely luxurious and powerful vehicle that will soon arrive on the market. The company announced that the new model will offer better performance, a great number of latest technologies and many more but it will cost less. It is great news, right? The company also confirmed that the new Cadillac ELR 2016 will be significantly refreshed and revised, so what are we waiting for? Let’s check these changes.
2016 Cadillac ELR changes
There won’t be many visual changes in terms of the exterior design of the 2016 Cadillac ELR. The first thing you notice when you look at the upcoming model is a refreshed front grille and revised Cadillac logo. The new model also has new pointed boomerang-like taillights, with chrome elements from all sides. The car features a streamlined and aerodynamic design together with 20-inch alloy wheels. The upcoming generation of Cadillac ELR has new LED head lamps & jeweled tail lamps. There are also hidden door handles. The redesigned front fascia of the vehicle enables the car to reach high speed without compromising the stability of the car.
The new 2016 Cadillac ELR boasts a luxurious and really magnificent interior styling. The seats are covered with top-notch leather. When it comes to the features that arrive with the new model, the most interesting one is a built-in WiFi hotspot. The hotspot turns on at the same time as the vehicle does and during the first three months 3-gygabytes of data are included in the purchase of the vehicle. Basically, the passengers will be able to go on the internet while driving. Another interesting thing is that you will be able to recharge your phone wirelessly using a brand-new magnetic inductive charge spot. These features suggest that the new 2016 Cadillac ELR is a modern vehicle that keeps up with the times.
Cadillac ELR 2016 specs
We arrived to the most important part of the vehicle, its engine. It seems that the engine of the new Cadillac ELR 2016 suffered significant changes. The first thing changed is a Li-Lon battery with 17.7kWh. The vehicle is designed to have an all-electric-drive and it achieves this with two motors. In EV mode, the smaller motor plays the role of generator, while the bigger one generates up to 157 hp sent to the front axle. Once the battery becomes depleted 1.4-liter 4-cylinder internal-combustion power unit starts working and switches ELR to ER mode. In this case, a larger generator delivers up to 181 horsepower and the entire hybrid system delivers up to 217 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Simply put, you will be able to travel for about 350 miles thanks to the powertrain and 16.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The 2016 Cadillac ELR performance is respectable: from 0 to 60 mpg in just 6.4 seconds.
2016 Cadillac ELR release date and price
We can expect that the new Cadillac ELR 2016 will be available for sale in September this year. When it comes to price, it has better future than its predecessor. The 2016 Cadillac ELR price will start at $58,495 for base model with U.S. federal taxes, which is about $10,000 less than 2015 model.