First let us say that the last version of this hybrid was on the “10 worst car in 2014“ list so Cadillac had to work to make this version better than the last one. First thing that they`ve done is that they made this generation much cheaper, so you can expect 2018 Cadillac ELR about $10.000 cheaper. This version will surely receive more power and better handling as well as some minor exterior changes.
2018 Cadillac ELR Exterior and Interior
Biggest change on the exterior of the 2018 Cadillac ELR is going to be refreshed front grille. At the front part of the new ELR is going to receive new LED headlights that will be improved for better visibility. On the rear part, you can see newly designed taillights that is made for improved aerodynamically effect. Most interesting thing about exterior of the new ELR is newly designed door locks that looks hidden and it is well designed. There are no more details about the exterior of new ELR because it still a mystery how will new Cadillac`s hybrid look.
First thing that you can notice on the interior of new ELR is Cadillac`s mood-setting ambient LED lighting. As every Cadillac is proud of, that is their own CUE infotainment system with 8.0-inch LED touch screen that will contain audio system, navigation system, climate controller and phone functions. Seats are super comfortable and they will have 20 directions of adjustments and they can be heated or ventilated. You can surely expect great safety and new hi-tech features included.
2018 Cadillac ELR Engine
This 2018 Cadillac ELR is going to be primarily hybrid vehicle and the engine for this newest version is probably going to stay the same as it was in the last version with slightly improved range how long can you drive only using electric engine. That engine is going to use 17.1 kWh lithium-ion battery that have option of creating 157 horse power and a 295 lb/ft of torque. When the battery is fully charged you can go little over 39 miles and when the battery is empty there is 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine that comes as a help. New ELR will probably come in 4 different trim levels called Hold, Mountain, Sport and Normal. Sport mode of LER can go from 0-60 mph in under 6.4 seconds.
2018 Cadillac ELR Release date and Price
Because this car is still just a plan from Cadillac, there are no official details regarding to release date or price. All we can now is that this 2018 Cadillac ELR is surely going to be cheaper than the last version because of the little sale numbers of that version of this plug-in coupe. When it comes to the release date, you can expect 2018 Cadillac ELR at the end of the 2018, not sooner.