Cadillac is in the midst of expanding its high-performance ‘V’ portfolio beyond the CTS nameplate to the compact ATS sedan. Currently, there isn’t any indication that a V badge will find its way onto any more vehicles in Cadillac’s model range, but Driving the Nation decided to ask General Motors product head, Mark Reuss, about the possibility of an ELR-V with GM’s magnetic ride control suspension anyways.
“Great question, can’t really answer that,” Reuss replied, adding that the MagneRide suspension system takes a lot of power to deliver the response times it does on cars like the CTS-V and would drain the ELR’s battery. Reuss did say however that there is room to “expand the tuning envelope” of the ELR if they ever chose to do so.
So, unsurprisingly, the ELR isn’t next in line to get Cadillac’s V treatment. That’s kind of a shame, we’re sure The Smoking Tire would have appreciated the upgraded suspension when carving through the Californian canyons with the EREV coupe. Check out the short interview with Reuss below and let us know what you think of the idea of an ELR-V in the comments.