Cadillac Ups Power and Connectivity in 2016 ELR
The 2016 model will have 25+ percent boost in power and torque, faster acceleration that improves 0-60 mph by 1.5 seconds (to 6.4 seconds), higher top speed, retuned chassis and steering for better handling, more responsive brakes and a new Performance equipment package.
“ELR’s combination of leading technology with stunningly attractive design is unlike any other coupe in the luxury segment,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “The upgraded ELR offers enhanced driving performance for buyers seeking uncompromising luxury and exquisite craftsmanship with electrification technology. It is unique in the luxury category, in that it completely eliminates conventional concerns over driving range, which has been the Achilles’ heel of other competitors in the luxury segment.”
In addition to charging their phone with USB ports, ELR drivers and passengers can recharge their enabled phones wirelessly with a new magnetic inductive charge spot on the instrument panel.
Driver Assistance active safety systems will become standard in the 2016 ELR and include side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert and Intellibeam headlamps. Lane change alert and a new vehicle security system are also standard. Adaptive cruise control is available.
Additional added technology features include an eight-inch configurable instrument and driver information displays, offering four configurations ranging from elegantly simple to technologically detailed information, and three USB ports.
The ELR’s battery system has also received a technology enhancement with a software upgrades improving power and acceleration. The upgrade includes enhanced Regen on Demand. The 2016 Cadillac ELR will now offer a full driving range of up to 330 miles (39 on EV only), combining electric driving and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered engine-generator.
The 2016 ELR, faced with a new grille and the new Cadillac logo, will start at $58,495 net pricing after U.S. federal tax credits.