The 2016 Cadillac ELR was scheduled to make an appearance at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, even appearing in the show’s page of world debuts. However, the 2014 model was sent in its place instead, leaving interested parties scratching their heads − what gives, Cadillac? Inside EVs may have the answer.
Apparently there were “system integration difficulties” with a few new features taking longer than anticipated. Characterized as a “highly autonomous vehicle,” Inside EVs feels that the ELR’s expected feature is similar to Tesla Model S’ autopilot announced recently. Sounds like the upcoming Super Cruise hardware to us.
So when will we get to see a refreshed Cadillac ELR? At this point, there’s no information other than “indefinite.” Hopefully that’s not in regards to Super Cruise, which is planned to be integrated into several Cadillac vehicles.
Because of dreary sales, Cadillac skipped the 2015-model-year ELR entirely to focus on the 2016 model. Of which, was on schedule for launch in the first half of 2015 last we checked. Design-wise, we don’t expect anything to change on the 2016 Cadillac ELR except the badge, but we expect more significant power delivery… if it even surfaces. Perhaps the low take rate and the next-generation Chevrolet Volt waiting right around the corner may send Cadillac back to the drawing board entirely.