General Motors has just confirmed that the 2014 Cadillac ELR will make its official debut next month at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. We've already seen the ELR testing earlier this year using the same range-extended electric drive system as the Chevrolet Volt, and based on the shadowy image above, we're happy to see that the coupe's styling has stayed pretty true to 2009 Converj Concept.

The two-door ELR will be built alongside the Volt at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant starting later next year. Aside from this info, Cadillac has remained tight-lipped on the specific details of the car. But all that will all change on January 15.

Until then, all we have to offer you is the press release posted after the jump.
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Cadillac ELR Luxury Coupe Breaks Cover at NAIAS
First glimpse at the Cadillac of extended-range electric vehicles


2012-12-18

DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe will make its world debut January 15 at the North American International Auto Show.

Based on the Converj concept, ELR combines dramatic design with industry-leading extended range electric vehicle technology in a unique luxury coupe.

Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. In recent years, Cadillac has engineered a historic renaissance led by artful engineering and advanced technology.


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      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dang, Detroit is gonna be pretty awesome this year!! I hope this ELR comes out well. Hopefully they put an emphasis on handling and supple ride, with interior quality to match the concept's exterior. If they can do that, they should have no problems selling to the upper-middle class workforce that would rather commute in style, rather than the penalty box Prius. In my humble opinion, Cadillac is shaping up to be the brand to watch right now!
        carfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        what will make Detroit look even better this year is the fact that the asians look stale and outdated, churning out inferior products. The Europeans are becoming complacent and sitting on their laurels while Detroit is advancing rapidly. Overall, Detroit and the Europeans are far superior to the garbage that comes out of Asia, (even though many of their products are made in the USA) It is mindboggling how after all these recalls and contagiously boring designs, the Americans are still buying asian garbage.
      Z. Kesh
      • 2 Years Ago
      I do very much hope the ELR will be better than the VOLT by any means. Gosh, Cadillac is getting it right all along. Now, Lincoln, STEP UP! I want better Cadillacs!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Z. Kesh
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          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          "world-leading BMW" LOL In terms of sales or profit, perhaps. Actual engineering and design? Not so much.
      flammablewater
      • 2 Years Ago
      So I'm guessing it will still be FWD like the Volt? Still, Cadillac has proven that they can make cars that handle so hopefully ELR can move.
      Mami
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well Hello Sexy
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        MTN RANGER
        • 2 Years Ago
        I don't understand all the outrage over the cost of the Volt when the Coda and Focus EV are the same price!
      Smith Jim
      • 2 Years Ago
      I had a hunch the production car would look very similar to the concept. The production Volt looked nothing like the concept car but mainly to due to aerodynamics. The Converj concept appears to be a low drag shape, as far as I can tell. Having said that, I'm a lot more curious about the technical details of the ELR drivetrain. What all electric range (AER) will it have? How many seconds from zero to sixty? Will it use a direct injection Miller cycle turbo? Or at least a direct injection Atkinson cycle? Will it have a 6,600 Watt charger like the FFE? The good news is that all of my questions will be answered in a few weeks. I can't wait!
      md_stew
      • 2 Years Ago
      I Hope it looks like the Concept Car! I cant wait for the NAIAS
      bluemoonric
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can the government buy up all of these like the Volt?
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, this Celica looking, 2 dr Volt w a grill will be 50k? or more? Good luck with that GM. I hope they didn't spend too much of our money to make that.
      FantomeSpectre
      • 2 Years Ago
      yawn....
      Tuga
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, that looks very promising. Cadillac really is on a roll.
      ChaosphereIX
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am exctied for this. GM is on a roll with improving may cars in their lineup. Look at the Verano Turbo, the ATS, and the improvements to the 2013 Volt. Cant wait to get these in and give them a whirl...
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