2011 Cadillac Elr Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 18 August 2011 , 14:08:02 byEmil

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Cadillac Elr Concept

The Cadillac Elr Concept will be a luxury coupe that has a top-end electric technology, specially made to drive without using fuel as a primary source of energy. The car will have an electric propulsion system and an electric drive unit, along with a four-cylinder engine-generator.

The Converj Concept is designed to provide a luxury and comfortable driving experience with eco-friendly emissions. With its electric propulsion and a striking design, the new Cadillac ELR seems to be a great choice for those who want to enjoy the pleasure of driving but also to be eco friendly. Another concept coming from Cadillac has been revealed few days ago, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The producer announced the upcoming release of two new models: a luxury compact sedan, named ATS and a larger model of sedan, named XTS.

Electric Concept Car Comes to Life as Cadillac ELR

Luxury touring coupe gets extended-range electric vehicle technology

The innovative Cadillac Converj Concept, a dramatic luxury coupe with extended-range electric vehicle technology, is moving forward as a production car that will be called the Cadillac ELR.

Development of the ELR is just underway, so details on performance, price and timing will be announced later.

The Cadillac ELR will feature an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. It uses electricity as its primary source to drive the car without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions. When the battery's energy is low, the ELR seamlessly switches to extended-range mode to enable driving for hundreds of additional miles.

"The concept generated instant enthusiasm," said Don Butler, vice president-Cadillac Marketing. "Like other milestone Cadillac models of the past, the ELR will offer something not otherwise present - the combination of electric propulsion with striking design and the fun of luxury coupe driving."

Cadillac selected the name ELR to indicate the car's electric propulsion technology, in keeping with the brand's 3-letter international model naming convention.

The Converj Concept sparked the idea of combining the desirability of a grand touring coupe with electrification, said Ed Welburn, GM vice president, Global Design.

"There's no mistaking it for anything but a Cadillac, an aggressive, forward-leaning profile and proportion showcases a uniquely shaped, modern vision of a personal luxury 2+2," Welburn said.

Cadillac will reveal another new concept car on Thursday, Aug. 18, at a special event prior to the annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Cadillac also recently announced it will add two new vehicles to its product lineup in 2012, the XTS large luxury sedan and an all-new luxury compact sedan codenamed ATS.