Cadillac has brought lots of features as well as a pricing that will go down well with customer expectations. The 2018 Cadillac ELR hybrid has some serious refreshments which include better handling, more power, increased interior tech and a whopping $10,000 price slash. This has been occasioned by the fact that the previous ELR was actually dead in terms of sales and the new 2018 Cadillac ELR intends to revive its lifeline status. It now seems to us that Cadillac has addressed almost all of the ailments that affected the old ELR which actually featured on ten worst cars in most car review websites.
2018 Cadillac ELR Exterior
Not much has changed on the 2018 Cadillac ELR which still possesses the good looking demeanour with a tight cohesive looking outside that stands out with a good deal of boldness. You’d be in much discomfort to hate the way the new ELR looks.
The rear end rises modestly with little overhanging to back from front while chrome features have been added on the window surroundings as well as the flanks. The only remarkable difference would be at the grille which now has a fixed simpler and squared crest which has been freed from the circular surround.
2018 Cadillac ELR Interior
A more luxurious interior apartment is what defines the ELR upon its debut. In addition, the features it possesses are nothing but the top best. It comes 4G LTE built in Wi-Fi hotspot which can be able to support up to seven people at a go, the wireless internet connection is always active as long as the ELR is tuned on, comes with a 3 month 3GB data trial. There is also the inductive cell phone charging which is wireless in case you did not know and charges on the instrument panel and consequently frees up the other three USB ports.
The option feature of Driver Assistance active safety has now become standard and includes rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert and intellibeam headlights. Lane changing alert as well as a new security system will now be standard while adaptive cruise control will remain an option. Moreover, Interior features also include handcrafted upholstery, full leather seating, support trim and microfiber headliner.
Engine of 2018 Cadillac ELR
Cadillac noticed the faults that the old ELR had and it made a clear point by trying to overhaul the uninspiring performance. The new 2018 Cadillac ELR has received a token of blessing by Cadillac injecting more muscle and better handling by 25% in numerical terms. With a full use of the 1.4L gasoline engine the ELR can get up to 330 miles of range. While on electric only it would get 39 miles of emission free driving. The battery pack has been located at the spine of the hybrid car for weight distribution purposes.
Five full hours are required for a full charge and the battery is well insured by an eight year per 100,000 miles or better yet ten years per 150,000 miles. This follows from an Air Resource Board guidelines. The 2018 Cadillac ELR sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds while the top speed is 106 mph on all modes but 130 on Sport and Hold modes with performance package.
2018 Cadillac ELR price and release date
It is interesting to note that the old ELR cost at $76000 but the new look 2018 Cadillac ELR model costs only $58,495 after the credits. That’s a whopping reduction of close to 10 grand which is by all means impressive. We’re not yet sure about the release date but the car should be released during Geneva Motor Show.