Cadillac ELR Forum Discussion, Saw an ELR in the wild today.... in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; At least I'm pretty sure it was. I live in SE Michigan so we see models long before they are ...
- 10-22-13 08:34 PM #1
At least I'm pretty sure it was. I live in SE Michigan so we see models long before they are being sold. The 2014 CTS has been on the road for months to the point it's old news now. Same was true for the ATS and XTS before they were launched. It was driving towards me, it had the familiar new Caddy face and as it passed me it was obviously a coupe so it had to be the ELR. It didn't have any camouflage so I don't think it was a prototype a ATS or CTS coupe.
First impressions is that it was much larger than I expected especially for being based on the Volt. It was a very striking car and from the quick glance I have to say I liked it. All that said, I can't seeing paying $75K for it. As others have said, the technology can be had in much less expensive cars, and unlike the Tesla, the performance isn't quite in the same league.
- 10-22-13 10:29 PM #2
I saw the one at the New York auto show it was right across from the 2014 CTS and really stole all the attention. They did a great job with ELR just need new bean counters to " redo" a price that if left at $75k is sure to kill the car quickly.
- 10-24-13 06:19 PM #3
- 10-25-13 12:35 AM #4Originally Posted by Hoosier Daddy
I should add that if the ELR had a different battery system then Volt, perhaps made it faster and allowed 200 miles on one charge then the ELR would he worth the $75 k price point.
- 10-26-13 07:18 PM #5Cadillac Owners Member
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Re: Saw an ELR in the wild today....
I hope that GM is monitoring our comments as I have been so excited to own this car, but like everyone is saying, not at $76K. I do have a deposit on one of the two that my local dealership will initially have so my hopes are still high that the car comes out around $65k with the tax incentive to be taken by the buyer. I love Cadillac's and I presently own an ATS which is a great car, but another $40K on top of an ATS, no way.