According to the latest reports, we will see new variation of this luxury plug-in hybrid soon, most likely as 2018 Cadillac ELR. This is a compact coupe from Cadillac, which came about 3 years ago. Although concept was released back in 2009, production model was available in 2013. It has quite interesting design. It is a plug-in hybrid luxury coupe, which comes based upon Chevrolet Volt, sharing platform and lots of parts. Powertrain is pretty much the same, although model from Cadillac includes greater output. Now, we are expecting brand-new model, which will come based upon the brand-new generation of Volt, which came last year. We will see numerous new things such as new powertrain, make over and so on.
The 2018 Cadillac ELR will include many changes. Although existing model is still quite fresh, company will release brand-new one, which will feature lots of improvements. New model will ride on new platform, the same that is used for brand-new Volt. Once once again, this premium coupe will share the majority of the parts with hybrid from Chevy, including powertrain. New platform will bring many benefits such as longer wheelbase, weight savings and so on. The 2018 ELR will also feature new styling. Although present model actually looks excellent and still follows style language of the brand, we will see some changes. However, we will not see transformations in terms of styling. We will see quite comparable total shape. On the other side, we anticipate lots of brand-new details, specifically in locations such as lighting, grille, bumpers etc. Exact details about interior are still unidentified, however we expect numerous enhancements here too.
The 2018 Cadillac ELR is expected to obtain new powertrain. This will certainly be the biggest change, compared with initial. We will see new gas engine, just it was case with new Volt. It is a new 1.5 liter fuel system. Likewise, we will see brand-new battery pack and new electric motor. So, new configuration must bring plenty of enhancements. We expect to see better range, greater output, much better economy and, finally, better general efficiencies. Besides better acceleration and greater speed, 2018 ELR should have longer all-electric variety. Existing is good for about 37 miles in this program, while brand-new model must discuss 50 miles, inning accordance with rumors.
Inning accordance with rumors, next generation will come somewhere in 2017, as 2018 Cadillac ELR.