While Jerry Seinfeld was gallivanting around LA with Sarah Silverman in a Jaguar XKE, our favorite car-loving comedian, Jay Leno, was checking out the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR. Set to go on sale later this year, Cadillac brought its ELR to Jay Leno's Garage to show off some of its styling and technology as well as give Leno some seat time in the range-extended EV. Leno owns both a Volt and a CTS-V, and the ELR is a kind combination of the two (sort of).

In this episode, Leno spends some time talking to Frank Saucedo, GM director of advanced design, and ELR chief engineer Chris Thomason before logging a few miles on the sleek coupe. Interestingly, it seems that GM has definitely changed its tune a little since the introduction of the Volt a couple years ago; Saucedo and Leno both refer to the ELR as a hybrid, and Thomason says that it gets the "bulk of its propulsion" from the electric motors. Whatever you want to call it, scroll down to watch the latest episode of JLG with some great information and driving shots of the plug-in Cadillac.


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      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cadillac is proving that they have some of the best designers in the entire industry. They have original, innovative styling that no one else can touch. While the Germans make small, medium, large versions of the same played-out design, the same can't be said about each new car that Cadillac releases. They all might share that great Art & Science design language, but they aren't carbon copies of each other, and each has its own distinct personality. Cadillac deserves big props for bringing the Converj concept to market with the most minimal of changes.
      nitrostreet
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cadillac is definitely on a roll, love the ELR completely, hope I can afford one, but in the meantime I'll keep enjoying my CTS-4
      ChrisH
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well crap, I actually like a single Cadillac! Hopefully they price it high enough to make me pause
      CoolWaters
      • 1 Year Ago
      USA USA USA USA USA.
      Kent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now, did Jay just test drive teh ELR, or did he buy it? I remember seeing a video of Jay taking delivery of a Volt at a Chevy dealership, including signing all of the paperwork. I think he joked that he normally doesn't sign so many documents, since he tends to buy his cars used.
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        L14t
        • 1 Year Ago
        I bet the moment you stuck a Ford badge on it, the car would become the most beautiful thing on the road, right?
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish J Leno would die he isn't woryhy of being nect to that beautiful Cadillac and he isnot funnt Cnon is way funnier and got edfed over by J Leno the only real joke is Js face
      wrestleprocbt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can we help as taxpayers subsidize this car too like we do the Volt? I mean I wouldn't want this cars sales to lag because our gov't couldn't give enough taxpayer money to keep the assembly line going like that of the Volt which from time to time is stopping a couple times a year because of lack of interest We need to keep those union people working, actually it doesn't matter, they get paid even if they don't work. How is this profitable and in the best interest of taxpayers....oh wait, dems don't care....they figure I should keep working so they can spend my money because they know whats best for us. Good job Gov't Motors!
        pmpjunkie01
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrestleprocbt
        @ wrestleprocbt: wow, going after the moron of the day award? You're doing well, just a little more b. s. and you're there. I'm sure G W Bush is your favorite of the dems for creating the "subsidies" you are referring to.
          Ziv
          • 1 Year Ago
          @pmpjunkie01
          George W. ought to get more credit for encouraging and then signing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that set up the $7500 tax credit for electric cars. foxnews.com/opinion/2011/05/26/george-w-bush-father-modern-electric-car/
          Michaele
          • 1 Year Ago
          @pmpjunkie01
          He's already there.
        Grendal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrestleprocbt
        I'll bet you feel the same way about Ford since they took out a government loan too. Ford got $5.9 billion that they have 25 years to pay back through the ATVM loan program created by the G. W. Bush administration.
        jeff
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrestleprocbt
        No because it is a tax credit not a rebate..... NO ONE pays more due to the tax credit...
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wrestleprocbt
        Our tax dollars goes to Congress and billions upon billions go to failed military projects and look well that's going for us. What about the billions of breaks big companies get in taxes and all they do is lay Americans off ship the jobs overseas and the rich pocket all of the money or ship it overseas a la Romney style? If the rich are allowed to fight for more pay why can't the poor and middle class fight too?
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      churchmotor
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice door stop.
      Jay
      • 1 Year Ago
      That interior is a mess. I wish GM would stop mixing so many materials and finishes together. Carbon fiber and wood right next to each other?? Seriously? Within a few inches they have carbon fiber, wood, vinyl/leather, and a suede like product. Then they chose to pick the worst material in the world for the center console so that every fingerprint and spec of dust would show up.
      REMUSRM
      • 1 Year Ago
      kinda looks a mix between honda civic and hyundai elantra with sharper edges
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