06 Sep '12, 10pm

Cadillac ELR caught testing in production form

Cadillac ELR caught testing in production form

to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama. The long lenses have reported in from the field with the first-ever spy shots of the ELR in prototype form. That's right, under a wrapper of black and white triangles and mystery, is the real-deal Voltified version of a new Cadillac coupe. To recap what we know: the ELR will make use of the same basic Voltec powertrain as the Chevrolet Volt , with a four-cylinder gas engine used as an onboard generator to power the electric motor. In concept form, this Caddy boasted a solar panel bedecked glass room, though the tester here has had its roof obscured, frustrating any further intel about the production worthiness of that solar setup. From a styling and design standpoint, fans of the Conve...

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