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The Cadillac ELR (Credit: GM).
DETROIT - General Motors says production is set to begin late next year on a luxury version of its Chevrolet Volt hybrid.

The automaker said Tuesday the Cadillac ELR will be assembled at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. That plant makes the Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera and Holden Volt.

The Cadillac will run on electricity and carry a four-cylinder gasoline engine to generate power when the batteries run out of juice. It's based on the Cadillac Converj, a concept car unveiled in 2009 at the Detroit Auto Show.

GM North America President Mark Reuss said in a statement that the car is "further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology."

The company will invest $35 million at the plant, which hasn't produced a two-door car since the 1999 Cadillac Eldorado.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      no two-door since 99.... um, no actually the eldorado ended in 02 and they obviously forgot about the cts coupe! i dont know who did that article, but they are clueless!
        • 2 Years Ago
        The article talks about coupes last being built at Hamtramck in 1999. The CTS is built in Lansing. I read the article as you did at first, but then I reread the last sentence.
      • 2 Years Ago
      In case of the Chevy Volt - Chevy's Corvette brand outsells the Volt by 2:1 ... how well does GM think the even pricier Cadillac version of the Volt will do? Looks like another money loser for GM ...
      • 2 Years Ago
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      • 2 Years Ago
      I'll buy one NOW. I drive a 2011 Cadillac SRX now but this new car is sharp. The problem with 99% of the energy efficient cars produced in the United States is that they all look like a 4 wheel rolling turd that only someone with no taste or style would ever drive. (Apology to Fisker and Tesla). Hopefully Cadillac will price this car smartly and keep it under 50k so it has the chance to sell. If they don't price it right they will end up with a car that sells just like Fisker and Tesla. In other words - not at all.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why produce another electric when they can't sell the Volt? I think it is a good looking car but let's be responsible, how much is this going to cost the American people? We are funding GM's lifeline still. Every Volt they sell cost if I'm not mistaken, over $100k? So they lose on everyone they sell? I may nut run a large corporation but my small business if I lost taxpayers money on every sale, I think people would be mad at me. Where is the outrage over this? When do we get the money back GM????? Ever????
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want one, will GM trade my Volt for it?
      • 2 Years Ago