Cadillac Converj

  • 2016 Cadillac ELR

    After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe. The derivative of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was intended to sell at a higher price, to help recoup some of the development costs of the Voltec plug-in hybrid technology. But the small two-door coupe, while striking, launched in 2013 carrying a price of $75,000—and massive sticker shock doomed its chances. DON'T MISS: $75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was 'Overestimate', Chief Marketer Says GM didn't announce the death of the ELR; it...

  • Teaser for 2014 Cadillac ELR
    2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car: Teaser Image Of Voltec Coupe Released

    We know the official release of the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric car will be on Monday, January 15, at the Detroit Auto Show. Now Cadillac has released a teaser image of the range-extended electric coupe, which is based on a modified version of the Voltec powertrain used in the Chevrolet Volt...

  • Cadillac ELR
    2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car Will Be Built Next To Volt, GM Confirms

    Color us, oh, not very surprised at all. General Motors confirmed yesterday that it would build the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, on the same line that builds the ELR's Chevrolet Volt sibling. While this had long been discussed in the...

  • Cadillac ELR
    2014 Cadillac ELR: Volt-Based Coupe To Get New Engine?

    Over the past decade, Cadillac has been trying to build--or rebuild--its reputation as a world-class luxury brand. Style, luxury, and performance all play into the mix of its new products, but it may take another decade for the world to think of Cadillac in the same category as German luxury...

  • Cadillac ELR
    2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Luxury Coupe To Arrive Late 2013

    You may remember that last August, we broke the story that what is now called the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric coupe got the green light for production by GM's overlords. An abashed GM confirmed the story a few days later and released the name of the new model, known until then as the Converj concept...

  • Cadillac ELR
    No, The Electric Cadillac ELR Will NOT Have Rear-Wheel Drive

    We follow plug-in cars pretty closely here, and occasionally we manage to break stories. One was the production green light for the Cadillac Converj electric car concept, confirmed by GM as the Cadillac ELR coupe just six days later. So when we see an article that's ... let's say implausible ...

  • Cadillac ELR

    When the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in car goes on sale, probably in 2013 as a 2014 model, it's a given that it will cost more than the 2012 Chevy Volt. But how much more? In the spate of reports late yesterday covering GM's announcement yesterday that its 2009 Cadillac Converj concept would be built as the Cadillac ELR, one sentence from a Bloomberg story stood out. That story said, "GM plans to price the ELR less than the $57,400 Model S by Tesla Motor Inc.’s, said a person familiar with the plans." In other words, the base price of a 2014 Cadillac ELR will be less than the...

  • Cadillac Converj Concept
    Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

    Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again. We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury coupe is now back in the GM product plan. The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. It will...

  • Cadillac Converj Concept
    GM's Second Electric Car After Chevy Volt To Be Cadillac Converj

    General Motors will follow its 2011 Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car with a production version of the Cadillac Converj concept car revealed at this year's Detroit Auto Show. It's been an open question for a while now: What will be the next vehicle to use GM's Voltec series hybrid...

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