Cadillac recently announced pricing for its upcoming 2014 ELR coupe, which will start at $75,995 when it arrives in showrooms this coming January. The 2014 ELR was originally unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, and it borrows its electrified powertrain from the Chevy Volt.
Although the 2014 ELR’s pricing starts at $75,995, the final price you pay depends on how many tax incentives you are eligible for. If you are able to claim the full $7,500 tax incentive, then the final price drops to as low as $68,495. If you are a little shocked about the ELR’s starting price, at least you’ll be happy that it comes with a long list of standard features, and lets not forget about that sexy exterior that conceals its Chevy Volt powertrain.
The ELR comes standard with a range of systems including Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system and navigation, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, a safety alert seat, and a regen on demand feature that allows the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from the vehicle’s momentum via steering-wheel paddles.
The Cadillac ELR is powered by a range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered electric generator and a T-shaped, 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is located along the centerline of the vehicle, between the front and rear wheels. The ELR is capable of a total driving range in excess of 300 miles. Using only the energy stored in the battery, the ELR’s initial range is about 35 highway miles, or 82 MPGe.