2016 Cadillac ELR Release Date, Msrp, Price, Specs – The Cadillac automaker has given the ELR hybrid coupe a serious redesign for the 2016 year, it will now come with better handling, more power and standard interior specs, and most importantly a lower price tag. Yes that’s right, a price tag of around $10,000.
These changes that the coupe is anticipated to suffer are a vital lifeline for the struggling 2-door vehicle and the company is doing what it can to resuscitate the dwindling fortunes of the ELR model.
By the looks of things, it seems that the automobile giant has addressed some of the issues that the ailing predecessor had in the new 2016 Cadillac ELR. The issues in the previous model were so severe that they landed the model on the list of ten worst cars of 2014 in most autoblogs.
Despite the efforts employed to revive the ELR model, what is now left on everyone mind is-Are they enough? The answer to that question will probably be answered by the forthcoming novel 2016 Cadillac ELR, which according to the company will be one of the best thing that ever happened to the ELR line-up. So, let’s lie in waiting, but in the meantime this review will come handy to anyone wishing to indulge in the happenings of the new 2016 Cadillac ELR.
2016 Cadillac ELR exterior
Aesthetically, not much has changed pertaining the brand new 2016 Cadillac ELR. It still possesses the good looks it is associated with and with a compact, cohesive looking exterior design that props forward with a pretty good deal of appeal.
I must admit that you would be hard pressed to abhor the way the new ELR feels and looks. The posterior end rises steadily with short overhangs towards the front, the chrome details are also added along the window surrounds and flanks.
The anterior end is ‘pointy’ and sharp while both the taillights and headlights shapes are tied together. The only significant change in the new Cadillac ELR is the front grille which now comes simpler, squared off crest, free of the rounder surround instead of the vertical slats that were found on the older model.
2016 Cadillac ELR interior
This is the only department in the new 2016 Cadillac ELR that has actually undergone massive upgrades that will reinstate the ELR model in the luxury and most advanced sedan segment.
To begin with, the new 2016 Cadillac ELR comes with a 4G LTE built in Wi-Fi hotspot and OnStar connectivity, both of these features come standard in the new model. The connectivity can support up to seven devices at a go and is active whenever the ELR is turned on. Unfortunately, buyers of the vehicle are given three months to use three GB’s of data (whichever comes first).
Another feature is the wireless inductive cell phone charging feature on the instrument cluster. The 8” display provides a configurable screen that keeps the driver abreast with vital controls.
Safety features that will come fitted in the new 2016 Cadillac ELR will include Driver Assistance, Blind zone alert, intellibeam headlights, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure warning system will now be offered as standard in the new ELR.
2016 Cadillac ELR engine
The automobile giant hyped up their powertrain department owing to the fact that the old ELR was panned for its uninspiring and underpowered performance. Suffice to say, the automaker noticed the flaw and immediately blessed the upcoming ELR with up to 25% more muscle and better handling specs.
There are a multitude of software and features that are geared in enhancing the overall performance of the new 2016 Cadillac ELR. Moreover, there are several drive modes that will be configured to different terrains in order to offer the best performance.
The new 2016 Cadillac ELR hybrid powertrain will come with a combination of 17.1kW and 1.4L four cylinder engine. The output will lead to a power output of around 233 hp and 373 pounds of torque.
This will up from the previous output figures of 207 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque. This gains were as a result of the hardware and software changes as previously indicated. The fuel economy ratings are pegged at 33 mpg combined and 82 mpg in an all-electric range.
2016 Cadillac ELR price and release date
The msrp of the new 2016 Cadillac ELR is expected to be somewhere around 65,000 USD, and even though most people expected it to be unveiled during the LA Auto Show, the release date hasn’t been announced yet.
But we expect an announcement from the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.