The 2016 Cadillac ELR is a luxurious and attractive car which has an improved power and reduced pricing, when compared to the 2014 ELR model.
The 2016 Cadillac ELR is a 2-door plug-in hybrid coupe, with 4-passengers seating. It is available in only one trim level.
As for the exterior, the standard features include 20” alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and LED headlights with automatic high-beam control.
The styling remains pretty much the same. Apart from the chromed trapezoidal grille, ELR’s front fascia and short hood will retain the angular headlights that spiral upward. At the rear end, the vehicle introduces angular boomerang-looking taillights, with chrome adornments present on all sides. Roof starts to fall early and thick D-pillars don’t help ELR’s rear outward visibility either.
2016 Cadillac ELR Interior
The cabin of the new Cadillac ELR 2016 includes a nicely shaped dashboard and doors covered with leather and simulated suede amalgamations. The infotainment touchscreen controls audio, climate, navigation and phone functions. However, sometimes it responds slowly or even doesn’t respond to touch inputs at all.
Some of the standard features include heated mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power and heated front seats, folding rear seats, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping and heated steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8” touchscreen display with the CUE interface, voice controls, a navigation system and a 10-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB interface.
When it comes to the standard safety features, there is an OnStar emergency communications system with 4G LTE, built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure and forward collision warning systems and Cadillac’s Safety Alert Seat. What is new for 2016 is wireless charging capability for the ELR’s battery pack.
Engine Specs and performance
The 2016 Cadillac ELR is powered by an electric motor that delivers 157 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. This motor is powered by a 17.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack until the battery is used up, and a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine is used to power the electric motor. The gasoline engine is used as an electricity generator for the electric motor.
There are Normal, Hold, Sport and Mountain modes designed to maximize the performance and efficiency in different situations. In the Sport mode, the vehicle is able to develop acceleration 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds. Total system output in Sport mode is 233 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque.
The fuel efficiency has not yet been rated, but it’s expected to remain the same.
Price and release date
According to the manufacturer, after federal tax rebates, the 2016 Cadillac ELR will be available for $58,495, which is $10,000 cheaper than the 2014 model.
The release date is not officially known, but the vehicle is expected to arrive to the market by the end of this year.