There's no softening the blow with this one – this is the limited edition 2014 Cadillac ELR Saks Fifth Avenue Edition, and it costs $89,500, including $995 for destination. The special model, limited to just 100 units, is part of a holiday season collaboration between Cadillac and luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. In addition to the ELR, there will also be a special "Frozen Escalade" window display at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store near Rockefeller Center in New York City, which will feature the 2015 Escalade with functioning LED running lamps that, as the automaker says, "appear embedded and breaking through a wall of ice."

But back to that ELR. This Saks edition plug-in hybrid coupe commands a surcharge of $14,500 over the $75,000 base model that over 85-percent of Autoblog readers polled already feel is overpriced. For that extra coin, you get an ELR wearing exclusive (to this car) White Diamond paint matched with either a jet black or light cashmere interior. Buyers will also receive an upgraded 240-volt charging station complete with professional installation, and the cars come with Cadillac's ELR Concierge service – representatives "trained in white-glove customer care" that serve as an additional point of contact beyond the dealership when it comes to topics like like battery care, charging, service scheduling and news updates.

Folks who order the Saks Fifth Avenue ELR are expected to receive their cars in March of next year. Price aside, we're sure it'll look great parked alongside the Neiman Marcus Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in owners' garages. Scroll down for Cadillac's official press blast.
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Cadillac Collaborates with Saks Fifth Avenue for 2013 Holiday Season

Exclusive White Diamond 2014 ELR offered in holiday catalog


DETROIT – Cadillac is collaborating with Saks Fifth Avenue this holiday season to create a unique window display featuring the all-new 2015 Escalade luxury SUV, and to offer an exclusive special-edition 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue ELR electrified luxury coupe through the 2013 Saks Holiday Catalog. Cadillac was also the official vehicle of Saks' fall First LOOK Campaign.

Cadillac and Saks Fifth Avenue are rolling out their holiday festivities, hosting events at Saks retail stores in key markets with more events to follow throughout the fall and early winter.

On November 25, Cadillac and Saks Fifth Avenue will reveal a specially designed "Frozen Escalade" window display at the Saks flagship store near Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The display will feature a White Diamond 2015 Escalade with functioning light-emitting diode, or LED, running lamps, which appear embedded and breaking through a wall of ice.

This year's Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Catalog features the 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition Cadillac ELR. This package, limited to 100 units, will include a 2014 Cadillac ELR with a White Diamond exterior paint color only available through this package. Buyers will be able to choose between a Jet Black or Light Cashmere interior. Also included is an upgraded 240-volt charging station with professional installation and applicable permits, valued at up to $3,000. To order, customers can call 1-855-SAKS-CAD (1-855-725-7223).

Owners of this 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition ELR will also have their own ELR Concierge Representatives. Trained in white-glove customer care, the Concierge Representative is an additional point of contact beyond the customer's Cadillac dealer for information on battery care, home charging, service scheduling, and news and updates by calling 1-855-INFO-ELR (1-855-463-6357).

The 2014 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition ELR package is priced at $89,500, which includes a $995 destination charge. Customers can order their vehicles now with delivery expected in March 2014.

"Our partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue embraces the brand's sharp eyes for aesthetics, and puts the all-new 2014 ELR and the Cadillac brand front and center with buyers this holiday season," said Melody Lee, Cadillac director of brand reputation strategy. "We are excited to be part of the Saks Holiday Catalogue and offer the limited-edition ELR exclusively to Saks customers."

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      Marcopolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      It supposed to be expensive and exclusive ! Why can't an American company produce a prestige expensive luxury car, equipped with the latest technology, without a bunch of pessimists hoping it'll fail ? I could understand if these naysayers were Germans, or even Japanese, patriotically defending their luxury vehicles, but it's American's who are most vocal in wanting Cadillac to fail ! Once, in a far more confidant America, the Cadillac marque was respected and admired around the world as an emblem of American success and pride. The malady of America is mirrored by the cheapening of the Cadillac brand. GM is finally trying to take the marque back to where it should be, and is the subject of an incredible campaign of self-loathing. This limited edition will sell very well to it's intended market, and In time, will become a highly prized classic.
        mycommentemail
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marcopolo
        I very much want this car to succeed, but I am one of the naysayers. But it is just a beautiful car built on a Volt platform. VW does the same thing, but the performance differential between the Golf and the Audi's make up for the difference. Here, this car is only marginally a better performer than the Volt that underlies it. If it were $50-60K then the premium materials and gorgeous body would be enough to get people to part with their money. But at $75K it should have had something fundamentally two and a half times better than the Volt. Like more range, or better performance, or something. I really really want this car to succeed, but at this price without anything other than looks and surface materials to differentiate it from the much much much cheaper Volt, I suspect it won't sell. In fact, I suspect the "story" that will become mainstream on this car is "overpriced volt". I hope I'm wrong. We'll see.
        audisp0rta4
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Marcopolo
        I totally agree with you...mostly. American car enthusiasts are the American auto industry's biggest haters. With that said...the ELR, as sharp as it is, needs more differences in the way of powertrain/drivetrain to separate itself from the Volt to excite people enough to pay the big bucks for one. I think Cadillac should've given the car a bit more power, and maybe a thru-the-road AWD system to add some wow factor.
          Marcopolo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @audisp0rta4
          @ audisp0rta4 That's probably a valid criticism, given how little is understood by most people about the Volt. Price on a model like this doesn't really matter, since the potential buyers are paying for prestige, and a extra performance and a thru-the-road AWD system, wouldn't go astray. Like the top of the range cars from Lexus, the Cadillac should be worry about price, instead concentrating on quality, luxury, and that "wow" factor, you so rightly describe. The Lexus 600 h has no problem distinguishing itself from Prius, although both share same power-train share technology. Like Volt, the 'green' technology in the ELR is valid, but " hardcore, true believer, save the planet , greenies" aren't in the market for a Cadillac, so the car's plug-in capacity should be just another feature, not the reason for the cars existence !
      Merc1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who would pay 90K for this? Like seriously overpriced isn't even the word. M
      SublimeKnight
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is the result of marketing research that found buyers were looking for less value.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SublimeKnight
        This is something BMW was keenly aware of years ago.
        zepeda1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @SublimeKnight
        Since when are buyers of electrics and hybrids interested in value anyway?
      Jobu
      • 1 Year Ago
      You guys are a bunch of D Bags, really... Look into the history of Caddy and SFA. They've been doing this for years with Cadillac's respective halo offerings. I am glad Autoblog posted it, still interesting. As for the D-Bags, your envy is showing... Try to be a little consistent. Do you really think 1 Mil for a Veyron is completely justified? Haven't heard you whining about that...
        SteveG
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jobu
        Their current history is that grandmas the rapper set drives them. A Veyron is not a rebadged version of a hybrid version of a $17k car.
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jobu
        Veyron justified at $1M, absolutely. This justified at even $50K, not even close.
          Jobu
          • 1 Year Ago
          @m_2012
          Bottom line- an item is worth exactly what someone is willing to pay for it. Period. If you don't think the Sacks Caddy is worth $90K, spend your money on something else. I suggest you save it for health care, actually...
        Tina Dang
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jobu
        The Bugatti is actually severely underpriced.... They should have charged $8 million for it to break even. Totally worth it, the Veyron is.
        ChrisH
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jobu
        Oh be honest, anyone with any automobile enthusiast knows this as a gussied up Volt. and they are not the market for it either.
      Alfonso T. Alvarez
      • 1 Year Ago
      Until you see one driving down the road, you have no idea how much presence this car has. It looks absolutely stunning in person. I have seen a half dozen or so driving around SE Michigan.
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        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
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          Chris O.
          • 1 Year Ago
          I agree with you on the pricing, but not necessarily on the criticism of the powertrain choice or platform. Everyone on AB (pretty much) think this is overpriced, but it could just be that we're not the target market. I guess we'll all find out (Cadillac, included) when the ELR goes on sale. I thought the Buick Encore was going to be a disaster, so it's not like I haven't been wrong before. As for the powertrain and platform choice, I think it's the right call. Sure it's basically a Volt underneath, but lots of higher-end cars share powertrains and platforms with less esteemed vehicles. With development costs being what they are, I would think that GM going in the direction of make-specific powertrains and platforms would be going back to old-GM thinking.
          Chris O.
          • 1 Year Ago
          I suspect you're right, but it'll be interesting to see what happens. GM must have done some market research... I just hope they didn't look at the Model S, figure they had a product with better cachet, and target the same price. I figure either the ELR will be ignored at the price they set, or it will tap into a market segment that we didn't know existed. After all, everyone (myself included), said that a tarted-up Trax wouldn't sell well as a Buick.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they sell every single one they can build.
      EZEE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because $76,000 wasn't nearly enough
      mikeybyte1
      • 1 Year Ago
      And they will sell every single one of these. They always do. There are enough 1%'ers in the country to easily snap up all 100 of them. It will sell out extremely quickly.
        jeff
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        At some point even a 1% has to ask WHY????
        CoolWaters
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        If they're only going to make 100, of course it's going to be a sell out. I think it would be a sell out if they made 1000 of them, but, they'd need more special colors.
      Houmpheng Phonsavath
      UGLY!
      RC
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's one bad angle for the ELR.
      CoolWaters
      • 1 Year Ago
      Best Looking Caddy.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @CoolWaters
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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just cant get over that Volt silhouette.
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