Cadillac ELR Eco-Luxe Car unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

By Paul Joseph

American luxury car brand Cadillac has launched the 2014 version of its eco-friendly hybrid ELR model at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Billed as an Extended Range Electric Vehicle, the new Cadillac is essentially a production version of the Converj concept car that debuted back in 2009.

Boasting aT-shaped lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator, the ELR functions as an electric vehicle for the first 35 miles and then switches on to a hybrid mode. The car is able to travel 300 miles without a recharge.

Other notable features include regenerative braking modes, LED headlights, a CUE infotainment system and an extravagant interior.

The new Cadillac ELR will enter production later this year before arriving in car dealerships in 2014. Pricing is yet to be announced.

The North American International Auto Show runs until January 27th .

By Paul Joseph