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2016 ELR Advances with More Power, Technology

2016 ELR Advances with More Power, Technology






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Oshawa, Ontario (Friday, Apr 24, 2015) – Cadillac announced a ELR electrified oppulance coupe will offer a horde of upgrades for a 2016 indication year, including boosts in acceleration, pushing opening and connectivity.

Major product upgrades embody a some-more than 25 percent boost in appetite and torque, faster acceleration that improves 0-96 km/h by 1.4 seconds, aloft tip speed, retuned framework and steering for softened handling, some-more manageable brakes and a new Performance apparatus package.

“ELR’s multiple of heading record with conspicuous pattern is distinct any other coupe in a oppulance segment,” pronounced Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “For a arriving indication year a engineers have upgraded ELR, enhancing a pushing opening for buyers seeking formidable oppulance with foundation technology.”

Distinguished by a new grille and Cadillac’s new crest, a 2016 ELR, that facilities a initial focus of extended-range electric car record by a full-line oppulance automotive brand, Pricing for a 2016 ELR will be announced during a after date. The ELR will be authorised for provincial incentives from a provinces of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.

The 2016 ELR’s steering and cessation upgrades include:

  • Revised calibration of a HiPer Strut front suspension
  • Increased front open rates and a stiffer back axle
  • Stiffer bushings for a front reduce control arms, cradle mounts and Watts couple in a back suspension
  • Revised calibrations for a Continuous Damping Control system
  • Front Damper Rebound Spring added
  • New steering calibration tuned to element a revised framework and cessation systems
  • Revised stop hardware and complement calibration for softened focus feel.

A new discretionary Performance Package elevates a ELR’s pushing knowledge serve with larger doing and braking capability – and a some-more direct, linear feel for a driver. The ELR Performance Package includes:

  • New 20-inch summer-only opening tires – mounted on new competition wheels – that urge parallel hold by scarcely 10 percent
  • Front Brembo four-piston stop callipers (with a Cadillac script), with 13.6-inch-diameter vented front rotors and 12.4-inch vented back rotors that urge 96-to-0 km/h interlude stretch by scarcely 12 percent
  • Specific calibrations for a Continuous Damping Control and electric appetite steering systems
  • Sport steering circle with a thicker edge for a sportier feel.

ELR thrust and expostulate technology

All 2016 ELRs enclose program upgrades to a battery complement improving appetite and acceleration, with EV operation flourishing on a bottom model.

Additionally, a 2016 ELR has a mutated Sport mode that enables a thrust complement to mix engine and electric engine appetite to take a ELR from 0-96 km/h in 6.5 seconds, a 1.4 second alleviation from a stream model.

ELR continues to offer Regen on Demand, target of Green Car Journal’s 2014 Green Car Technology Award. Slightly extended for a 2016 indication to urge deceleration, Regen on Demand allows a motorist to temporarily renovate appetite from a ELR’s movement into electricity and store in a battery container for after use.

Regen on Demand supports a some-more enchanting pushing knowledge by negligence a car when entering a spin to softened position it on a exit, many like downshifting with a primer transmission. Regen on Demand is intent around steering-wheel paddles blending from normal opening cars.

The ELR offers a full pushing operation that combines pristine electric pushing and an efficient, range-extending 1.4L gasoline-powered engine-generator. It’s a multiple that means many daily commutes will need 0 gasoline with 0 tailpipe emissions. Longer trips are giveaway from electric-vehicle operation stress given a ELR’s record enables long-distance transport identical to vehicles powered usually by a gasoline engine.

The T-shaped battery container is located along a centreline of a vehicle, between a front and back wheels for optimal weight distribution. The 1.6 metre-long (5.5-foot) , 198 kilogram (435-pound) container reserve appetite to an modernized electric expostulate section able of 373 lb-ft of present torque (506 Nm) to propel a vehicle.

Using usually a appetite stored in a battery, a ELR will broach an estimated operation of adult to 60 kilometres (39 miles) of pristine electric driving, depending on terrain, pushing techniques and temperature, on a entirely charged battery. The discretionary Performance Package reduces EV operation by about 6.5 kilometres as a outcome of a extended hold of a 20-inch summer-only tires.

ELR’s battery can be charged regulating possibly a 120- or 240-volt charger. The car can be totally recharged in about 5 hours regulating 240V charging, depending on a outward temperature.

The ELR’s battery is lonesome by an eight-year/160,000-kilometre warranty.

Personal technology

The 2016 ELR will be one of a industry’s most-connected vehicles, with new and extended facilities designed to extend technologies woven into scarcely each facet of customers’ lives.

OnStar with 4G LTE and customary built-in Wi-Fi hotspot provides a mobile heart for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever a car is on and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte information trial, whichever comes first.

4G LTE is a many stream and fastest mobile information network and a Wi-Fi hotspot supports adult to 7 connected devices. 

ELR drivers and passengers can also recharge their enabled phones wirelessly with a new captivating preliminary assign mark on a instrument panel. There is no need to block a phone in for charging, withdrawal a ELR’s USB ports giveaway for other devices. 

Interior oppulance and technology

For 2016, a Driver Assistance active reserve systems, discretionary on a stream ELR, are customary and embody side blind section alert, back cranky trade warning and Intellibeam headlamps. Lane change warning and a new car confidence complement are also standard. Adaptive journey control is available.

 Additional interior facilities include:

  • Cut-and-sew interior
  • Available Semi-Aniline full leather seating
  • Sueded microfibre superstar and ancillary trim
  • Eight-inch configurable instrument and motorist information displays, charity 4 configurations trimming from elegantly elementary to technologically minute information
  • Three USB ports
  • Power-assist lonesome storage/cup hilt in a centre console
  • Fold-down back seatbacks to accommodate longer equipment such as skis and golf clubs

About Cadillac in Canada

Cadillac has been a heading oppulance automobile code given 1902. Today, Cadillac is flourishing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring thespian pattern and technology. More information on Cadillac appears during Cadillac’s media website with information, images and video can be found during

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