The Truth About Cars » cadillac elr http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » cadillac elr http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Chevrolet Cruze: Success or Failure? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195946 There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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Cadillac ELR Flop Flopped Even Harder In Floppy August http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-elr-flop-flopped-even-harder-floppy-august/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-elr-flop-flopped-even-harder-floppy-august/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1161610 As the U.S. auto industry technically lost a small amount of new vehicle sales volume in August 2015, sales of the unappealing Cadillac ELR plunged 77 percent to the car’s lowest monthly total yet. In fact, August 2015’s collapse of the Volt-based ELR’s sales comes precisely one year after the ELR reached its best-ever monthly […]

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As the U.S. auto industry technically lost a small amount of new vehicle sales volume in August 2015, sales of the unappealing Cadillac ELR plunged 77 percent to the car’s lowest monthly total yet. In fact, August 2015’s collapse of the Volt-based ELR’s sales comes precisely one year after the ELR reached its best-ever monthly […]

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Cadillac ELR Outsells Chevrolet SS In August http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/cadillac-elr-outsells-chevrolet-ss-august/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/cadillac-elr-outsells-chevrolet-ss-august/#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:33:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=908737 The Cadillac ELR flopped. Not because there wasn’t any for you to buy, but because there weren’t any buyers. This is what we knew back in April, and again back in May. July volume, however, was double what General Motors managed in June, which was nearly double what the ELR managed one month before. Now […]

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The Cadillac ELR flopped. Not because there wasn’t any for you to buy, but because there weren’t any buyers. This is what we knew back in April, and again back in May. July volume, however, was double what General Motors managed in June, which was nearly double what the ELR managed one month before. Now […]

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Cadillac ELR Sales Double After Price Drop http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/cadillac-elr-sales-double-price-drop/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/cadillac-elr-sales-double-price-drop/#comments Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:04:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=881106 How do you help move the Cadillac ELR? Simple: drop the price down to one that the market will bear. GM’s generous incentives – which have lead to ELR’s being listed as low as $52,000 – appear to have helped spur sales of Cadillac’s plug-in hybrid. In June, GM sold just 97 units of the […]

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How do you help move the Cadillac ELR? Simple: drop the price down to one that the market will bear. GM’s generous incentives – which have lead to ELR’s being listed as low as $52,000 – appear to have helped spur sales of Cadillac’s plug-in hybrid. In June, GM sold just 97 units of the […]

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Not Even Incentives Can Save The Cadillac ELR – Sales Down, Inventories Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/not-even-incentives-can-save-the-cadillac-elr-sales-down-inventories-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/not-even-incentives-can-save-the-cadillac-elr-sales-down-inventories-up/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:07:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836337 Even as GM rolled out incentives to help move the Cadillac ELR, sales were down this past month, while supplies of the car continued to expand.   In May, Cadillac moved just 52 of their hybrids, down from 61 in April. Inventories are up from 1,077 as of April 3, to 1,515 as of this […]

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Even as GM rolled out incentives to help move the Cadillac ELR, sales were down this past month, while supplies of the car continued to expand.   In May, Cadillac moved just 52 of their hybrids, down from 61 in April. Inventories are up from 1,077 as of April 3, to 1,515 as of this […]

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Cadillac ELR Inventories Balloon To 725 Day Supply As Dealers, Consumers Offered Big Incentives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/cadillac-elr-inventories-balloon-to-725-day-supply-as-dealers-offered-5000-incentives-for-test-drives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/cadillac-elr-inventories-balloon-to-725-day-supply-as-dealers-offered-5000-incentives-for-test-drives/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=819986 The Cadillac ELR is shaping up to be one of the biggest automotive flops in recent memory – as of May 1, inventories had expanded to a 725 day supply, with Cadillac moving just 61 units in April. At the start of April, dealers had 1,077  ELRs on their lots. As of May 14th, that […]

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The Cadillac ELR is shaping up to be one of the biggest automotive flops in recent memory – as of May 1, inventories had expanded to a 725 day supply, with Cadillac moving just 61 units in April. At the start of April, dealers had 1,077  ELRs on their lots. As of May 14th, that […]

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Answer Of The Day: Reader Response To The ELR Sales Question http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/answer-of-the-reader-response-to-the-elr-sales-question/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/answer-of-the-reader-response-to-the-elr-sales-question/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=786817 The best comment on the ELR sales and inventory figures post didn’t even come from the comment section. Instead, it ended up in the TTAC reader feedback inbox. One of our readers, who asked for his name to be withheld, had this to say about my ELR post Not trying to excuse the elr….but you […]

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The best comment on the ELR sales and inventory figures post didn’t even come from the comment section. Instead, it ended up in the TTAC reader feedback inbox. One of our readers, who asked for his name to be withheld, had this to say about my ELR post Not trying to excuse the elr….but you […]

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QOTD: How Long Will The Cadillac ELR Last? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-how-long-will-the-cadillac-elr-last/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-how-long-will-the-cadillac-elr-last/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=785913 So far, Cadillac has moved just 180 units of the ELR in 2014 – at that pace, Cadillac stands to sell just 720 units in 2014, far short of the often-stated 2,000-3,000 unit annual sales target. Even worse is the inventory picture. According to Cars.com, there are 1,077 ELRs available at dealers, which could translate […]

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So far, Cadillac has moved just 180 units of the ELR in 2014 – at that pace, Cadillac stands to sell just 720 units in 2014, far short of the often-stated 2,000-3,000 unit annual sales target. Even worse is the inventory picture. According to Cars.com, there are 1,077 ELRs available at dealers, which could translate […]

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Cadillac ELR Sells Just 99 Units http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cadillac-elr-sells-just-99-units-in-february/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cadillac-elr-sells-just-99-units-in-february/#comments Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:59:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=761081 With just 99 units sold , the Cadillac ELR is going to have a tough time hitting its 3000 unit target for 2014. At $76,000, it’s hard to imagine anyone lusting after one when a Tesla Model S is within its price-point. Hell, even the dealers don’t want it.

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With just 99 units sold , the Cadillac ELR is going to have a tough time hitting its 3000 unit target for 2014. At $76,000, it’s hard to imagine anyone lusting after one when a Tesla Model S is within its price-point. Hell, even the dealers don’t want it.

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Saks Joins Neiman-Marcus Selling Christmas Cars With A Special Edition Cadillac ELR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/saks-joins-neiman-marcus-selling-christmas-cars-with-a-special-edition-cadillac-elr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/saks-joins-neiman-marcus-selling-christmas-cars-with-a-special-edition-cadillac-elr/#comments Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:09:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=675066 When I see those December car commercials with big red ribbons tied onto cars’ roofs, I’m skeptical that anyone would spend that much money on a Christmas present. However, looking over just how quickly the special edition luxury cars that retailer Neiman-Marcus has put in their Christmas Book for the last 17 years have usually […]

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When I see those December car commercials with big red ribbons tied onto cars’ roofs, I’m skeptical that anyone would spend that much money on a Christmas present. However, looking over just how quickly the special edition luxury cars that retailer Neiman-Marcus has put in their Christmas Book for the last 17 years have usually […]

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QOTD: They Want How Much For A Cadillac ELR? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/qotd-they-want-how-much-for-a-cadillac-elr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/qotd-they-want-how-much-for-a-cadillac-elr/#comments Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:55:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=621833 Pricing for the Cadillac ELR has been announced, and the swoopy Caddy coupe with the Voltec powertrain has been stickered at an astonishing $75,995, not including the $7,500 federal tax credit as well as other incentives. One can make the argument that there will be a market for a premium plug-in that wealthy buyers can […]

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Pricing for the Cadillac ELR has been announced, and the swoopy Caddy coupe with the Voltec powertrain has been stickered at an astonishing $75,995, not including the $7,500 federal tax credit as well as other incentives. One can make the argument that there will be a market for a premium plug-in that wealthy buyers can […]

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ATS Coupe, New Escalade On The Way http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ats-coupe-new-escalade-on-the-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ats-coupe-new-escalade-on-the-way/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486546 With 70 percent of its buyers new to to the brand, the Cadillac ATS is an important way for the brand to bring new buyers into the fold. But the ATS is still missing an important product that its main competitors currently have; a coupe. While the coupe market is small overall, two-door variants still […]

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With 70 percent of its buyers new to to the brand, the Cadillac ATS is an important way for the brand to bring new buyers into the fold. But the ATS is still missing an important product that its main competitors currently have; a coupe. While the coupe market is small overall, two-door variants still […]

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Chicago Auto Show: 2014 Cadillac ELR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-cadillac-elr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-cadillac-elr/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:39:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476841 TTAC writers will stoop to any trick to get access to cars. This may be my last post at TTAC because I bribed my way into the ELR and may be removed for ethics violations (a Diet Pepsi was involved.) Fresh off its début in Detroit the ELR may be old news, but since none […]

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TTAC writers will stoop to any trick to get access to cars. This may be my last post at TTAC because I bribed my way into the ELR and may be removed for ethics violations (a Diet Pepsi was involved.) Fresh off its début in Detroit the ELR may be old news, but since none […]

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NAIAS 2013: Cadillac ELR Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-cadillac-elr-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-cadillac-elr-live-shots/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:23:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473887 Hot on the heels of the broken embargo comes real live shots of Caddy’s Volt. The ELR gets a nice boost in power – 207 horsepower and 295 lb-ft versus 149 horses and 273 lb-ft for the Volt. A .5 kwh larger battery means slightly less range in EV mode, but an 82-mile boost in […]

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Hot on the heels of the broken embargo comes real live shots of Caddy’s Volt. The ELR gets a nice boost in power – 207 horsepower and 295 lb-ft versus 149 horses and 273 lb-ft for the Volt. A .5 kwh larger battery means slightly less range in EV mode, but an 82-mile boost in […]

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Someone Broke The Cadillac ELR Embargo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/someone-broke-the-cadillac-elr-embargo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/someone-broke-the-cadillac-elr-embargo/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:19:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473832 Someone posted this photo, presumably of the production Cadillac ELR. We won’t be the first to break an embargo but the cat’s out of the bag…

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Someone posted this photo, presumably of the production Cadillac ELR. We won’t be the first to break an embargo but the cat’s out of the bag…

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NAIAS 2013: Inside The Cadillac ELR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-inside-the-cadillac-elr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-inside-the-cadillac-elr/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:24:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473634 So, here’s the inside of the Cadillac ELR. It looks pretty ATS-esque, save for the Volt-style power readout in the center.

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So, here’s the inside of the Cadillac ELR. It looks pretty ATS-esque, save for the Volt-style power readout in the center.

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Cadillac Teases ELR http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/cadillac-teases-elr/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/cadillac-teases-elr/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:22:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470587 Anyone looking for a poorly-lit teaser of the Cadillac ELR is in luck! Cadillac just released this image in advance of the car’s debut at NAIAS in a few weeks. In addition to the CUE system, the ELR will also get a bigger battery pack and a more powerful motor to help differentiate itself from […]

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Anyone looking for a poorly-lit teaser of the Cadillac ELR is in luck! Cadillac just released this image in advance of the car’s debut at NAIAS in a few weeks. In addition to the CUE system, the ELR will also get a bigger battery pack and a more powerful motor to help differentiate itself from […]

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Cadillac ELR Greenlit For Late 2013, Detroit-Hamtramck Gets $35 Million Investment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/cadillac-elr-greenlit-for-late-2013-detroit-hamtramck-gets-35-million-investment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/cadillac-elr-greenlit-for-late-2013-detroit-hamtramck-gets-35-million-investment/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463932 GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will get a $35 million investment to build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe that uses the Chevrolet Volt’s gasoline-electric drivetrain. Automotive News reports that the announcement was made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at an SAE Conference in Detroit. The ELR will bow at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show […]

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GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will get a $35 million investment to build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe that uses the Chevrolet Volt’s gasoline-electric drivetrain. Automotive News reports that the announcement was made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at an SAE Conference in Detroit. The ELR will bow at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show […]

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2014 Chevrolet SS Performance – Great Car, Awful Name. Cadillac ELR Also Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2014-chevrolet-ss-performance-great-car-awful-name-cadillac-elr-also-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/2014-chevrolet-ss-performance-great-car-awful-name-cadillac-elr-also-coming/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:35:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441648 Technology blogger Christopher Price has found out that two all-new 2014 models from GM are coming, thanks to doing some digging around OnStar’s website. Price found out that 2014 will bring about a Cadillac ELR, the long rumored Cadillac version of the Chevrolet Volt. Chevrolet will also apparently get a car dubbed the “SS Performance”, […]

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Technology blogger Christopher Price has found out that two all-new 2014 models from GM are coming, thanks to doing some digging around OnStar’s website. Price found out that 2014 will bring about a Cadillac ELR, the long rumored Cadillac version of the Chevrolet Volt. Chevrolet will also apparently get a car dubbed the “SS Performance”, […]

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