Tim Kozub, Cadillac exterior design manager, said the design team used the Converj as a sketch to create the ELR. He thinks that proportion was everything in the design – the car is low and wide, and has 20-inch wheels which are pushed to the corners. "It just plants itself so beautifully," he says in a new GM design video, which you can watch below.
Performance is amped up in the ELR because it's a Cadillac, he said. It has the looks of a hot, exotic sports car with great attention to detail. That includes headlights made with crystal cubes surrounded by chrome, all LED and very high tech. "Everybody wants this hot car, this hot image coupe, to sit in their driveway, to step out of it at a restaurant," he says in the video.
We've got more of GM's marketing videos for the ELR, emphasizing a few themes, like animated phasing between sleek Cadillac body style and an inner skeletal frame showing off the technology. Check them out below.