Cadillac will kill the plug-in ELR

Johan de Nysschen, president of General MotorsCadillac division, says Caddy’s ELR extended-range plug-in won’t have any future generations, Automotive News (subs. req.) says. The publication previously reported that the car would be around for another couple of years, but even that’s questionable, and the model could be yanked even sooner.

Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell confirmed that there won’t be a second-generation ELR.
“Subsequent generations of the car will not be developed,” he wrote in an e-mail to Autoblog. “It’s available currently as a 2016 model, and there’s no change to that status.”

The model debuted in late 2013 and used a version of the powertrain in the Chevrolet Volt. The main problem, of course, was that the car had a $76,000 price tag that proved too much for most automobile buyers to stomach. Last year, GM sold 1,024 ELRs,

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