An improved version of the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid is scheduled to make its public debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told Edmunds last week that consumers can expect to see the revised ELR at dealerships in the first half of 2015, but he would not provide details on changes other than they include “engineering enhancements.”
The ELR starts at $75,995, which includes a $995 destination charge but is before the application of a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 and any state or local tax credits. According to “industry analysts,” some dealers have been offering incentives as high as $30,000 in order to boost ELR sales, which number 774 ELRs from January-August.
Current ELR production has been halted due to an extensive makeover of the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, not to mention current ELR inventory. Caldwell says the plant is scheduled to resume production around Thanksgiving with “ELR builds [resuming] after the first of the year.”