With the 2014 Cadillac ELR being introduced next week at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors has revealed another picture of its luxury range extended electric vehicle. Last month, we saw a dark, teaser photo showing some of the body detail for the electric coupe, but this recent photo shows the Cadillac in full camouflage testing in California back in September.

If this car looks familiar, it's because our spy shooters got a jump on GM by catching the car in action and providing pictures from all angles. There are still no official details for the ELR yet aside from the fact that it will share the Voltec system with the Chevrolet Volt, but we'll finally see the car unveiled in Detroit a week from today.
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Camouflaged Cadillac ELR Photographed in Testing
Luxury extended range electric vehicle to be revealed next week


2013-01-08

DETROIT – The Cadillac ELR electric vehicle with extended range, to be revealed January 15 at the North American International Auto Show, was photographed driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing.

"Cadillac customers are going to enjoy the unique features ELR will bring to the market. We're going to change the way people think about luxury and electrification," said Chris Thomason, ELR chief engineer.

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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      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lookin good so far! I hope is one is success for GM.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice.
      paulwesterberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      A profile comparison with the volt reveals: - the cady hood is higher, allowing for a slightly more aerodynamic windshield angle. - the cady roofline and rear taper is exactly the same shape as the volt. - the rear "spoiler" position is changed slightly. This test vehicle doesn't have a plastic air dam on the front(but that could easily be added for production).
      M. Robin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it looks promising but the proportions look a bit off in comparison to the concept. The concept was gorgeous but this just looks like the width has been decreased and length extended. Oh well, I'll reserve final judgement for when I see it in person.
      artandcolour2010
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think it's great that Cadillac is introducing this car as a 2-door coupe. We really need to have that bodystyle make a comeback. Not every vehicle needs to be a 4- or 5-door.
        Electron
        • 1 Year Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Coupes are a small niche of the carmarket though and I wonder what percentage of the people shopping in that particular niche have "must have plug" on their shopping list. Hopefully enough because if the real deal is anything like the concept this will be a great looking car.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Congrats to GM for pulling their head out of their rear ends and getting this car made. Excellent use of the voltec drivetrain, and i wish them the best.
      canuckcharlie
      • 1 Year Ago
      so basically a 2 dr volt with cadillac body work...
        Mr E
        • 1 Year Ago
        @canuckcharlie
        If so, sign me up! Toss in a nice interior, and this could be a sweet sweet car.
        Gabbo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @canuckcharlie
        The images above prove you wrong ... did you bother to even look at them ?
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      It seems like no matter what GM does it just isn't enough for you ?!? I could see if Cadillac took the volt, kept its shape and just did a caddy re work on....that would be bad....but you have a sexy coupe with lines that are unmatched in the industry...and you still complain ? Go buy a woods.
      air8271
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let's hope the 2014 Volt shares in the ELR's powertrain improvements.
      Autoblogist
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know the Corvette is the most anticipated introduction on this years NAIAS, but the ELR with be the surprise best of how. They've keep true to the concept like like the original Camaro concept. I'm dying to see the interior as well.
      Rob J
      • 1 Year Ago
      Needs four doors for more ******. Downvote if you must, but I love that saying.
      Felipe Politano
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess the ELR could be more succesful than the Volt f only it was offered as a four-door-coupe. People would be more willing to pay the price premium for the Voltec powertrain were it in a premium offering first place.
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