Say what you will about the 2016 Cadillac ELR, but it was always a looker. A looker that had poor pricing and was mishandled and shunned against the Tesla Model S, unfortunately. Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen had previously stated the ELR PHEV would not see a second-generation, and now we know the car has officially ended production.
In fact, it ended last February, according to Hybrid Cars.
“Cadillac ELR production recently concluded. A very small quantity of ELR units remain available at dealers today,” said David Caldwell, Cadillac Product Communications Manager. “The beautifully designed electrified coupe marked an important step in Cadillac’s ongoing expansion. Cadillac remains committed to delivering new technology, including advanced propulsion. Cadillac will soon launch a new plug-in hybrid edition of the remarkable new CT6 sedan.”
Most recently, Cadillac introduced a fairly substantial refresh to the 2016 ELR, with styling, power and other updates to the plug-in, plus a $10,000 lower MSRP. It seems even the refresh couldn’t extend the vehicle’s lifecycle. So far this year, only 357 Cadillac ELRs were reported as sold.