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    Did OnStar Also Let Word Slip About a New Cadillac?

    G. Blake Noble

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    April 26th, 2012

    Yesterday, we reported about OnStar possibly letting word slip about what name GM may apply to the upcoming Holden Commodore-based Chevrolet sports sedan. Apparently, however, OnStar also let the cat out of the bag on another upcoming model from Cadillac.

    According to this screen capture nabbed yesterday by tech blogger Christopher Price, for a short time OnStar’s 2014 compatibility guide listed the Cadillac ELR. The Cadillac ELR — whose name actually stands for “Electric Long Range” and not “Electric Luxury Roadster” — will more or less be a production version the Volt-based Converj luxury coupe concept shown at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show.

    Expect to see the Cadillac ELR introduced sometime next year. Aside from North America, Cadillac’s plug-in hybrid should also go on sale in China alongside the recently revealed Cadillac XTS.

    Source: christopherprice.net

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    This is a car I am actually excited about and fully expect to help push the cost of this technology down as to be able to go into far more versions of auto's. Then we can see another large jumpin fuel efficiency and reduced oil consumption.

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    The problem with the Lexus hybrid only models is that they weren't proper Lexuses in looks or materials. Even the MKZ Hybrid has a much richer feeling interior to it and is just as "hybrid" as the CT.

    If Cadillac puts an XTS level interior in there, it will be fine.

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    As long as it looks like this, I don't think sales will be a problem:

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    This is so true, if the ELR looks like the concept, I will be adding another Caddy t the 3 I already own. :)

    I am the kind of customer GM/Cadillac needs to keep happy as I spend money on cars. 2004 SRX, 2005 CTS, 2006 Escalade ESV Platinum.

    Was going to buy a CTS V coupe, but the wife wanted a small AWD suv, so the 2008 Trailblazer SS joined the family. I do have to say I love this little SUV. Sweet Ride.

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    Even with a great interior, it is still a slow electric car, that has heavy batteries and probably won't handle like a Cadillac should. However it is still less lame than a Ferarri hybrid.

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    Wait, this is news? I'm not trying to be snarky here...obviously I'm not around as much as I used to be, and I haven't been following things too closely, but when I checked the Cadillac site last week I noticed the ELR listed under "Future Vehicles" along with the XTS and ATS...NOT under "Concept Vehicles."

    Page here: http://www.cadillac....ectric-car.html

    Do you see anything on Cadillac's webpage confirming what model year the ELR will be introduced in?

    That's why this is news.

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    Wait, this is news? I'm not trying to be snarky here...obviously I'm not around as much as I used to be, and I haven't been following things too closely, but when I checked the Cadillac site last week I noticed the ELR listed under "Future Vehicles" along with the XTS and ATS...NOT under "Concept Vehicles."

    Page here: http://www.cadillac....ectric-car.html

    Do you see anything on Cadillac's webpage confirming what model year the ELR will be introduced in?

    That's why this is news.

    OK, got it. Again, wasn't trying to be snarky...I'd just had an "Oh, so they greenlit it" moment a few days ago, and then saw this here. I figured if it was on the Cadillac site, it wasn't breaking. MY2014? Cool. That's right around the corner...

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    OK, got it. Again, wasn't trying to be snarky...I'd just had an "Oh, so they greenlit it" moment a few days ago, and then saw this here. I figured if it was on the Cadillac site, it wasn't breaking. MY2014? Cool. That's right around the corner...

    No worries. I know you were just wondering, so if I somehow laced my earlier response with verbal vitriol, it wasn't intended. I don't mean to pull the "I was cranky" card, but that was my first post of the day and I had literally just crawled out of bed to check on the site and for any news alerts to post.

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