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: 2012 Beijing: GM CEO confirms Cadillac ELR to be sold in China

04-26-2012, 06:17 PM
General Motors CEO Dan Akerson confirmed earlier this week that the Cadillac ELR electric coupe will be joining the XTS sedan in China, the brand’s second-largest market.

“China has quickly become the fastest-growing market for Cadillac. Last year, sales rose by 73 percent,” said Akerson. “Introducing the XTS is part of our strategy of adding one new model per year to our Cadillac lineup in China through 2016 to address the needs of luxury car buyers nationwide.”

The Cadillac ELR features an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit and a 4-cylinder engine-generator. When the battery runs out, the ELR seamlessly switches to extended-range mode to enable driving for hundreds of additional miles (just like the Volt).

Additional details on the ELR’s technologies, production location and China market introduction will be announced at a later date.

The Cadillac ELR will also be sold in the United States.

- By: Omar Rana


05-02-2012, 10:25 PM
Years ago I could never make sense of this but seeing how much of a demand their is for Luxury vehicles in China, I think the ELR will do well with sales. It's far different from anything on the roads today and people looking for a unique luxury coupe will love this. Now that new info on this car is starting to flood the net, I wonder how much longer till we see some production model pic's.