Having seen the production Cadillac ELR in natural daylight at a recent car event, we can honestly say that it looks good. No, make that unabashedly, staggeringly sexy. It looks like an escapee from the set of a sci-fi movie that takes place about 50 years from now. And because this chiseled Cadillac is, like the Chevrolet Volt with which it shares a sizable chunk of its anatomy, a plug-in hybrid (or as GM likes to call it, an EREV, short for extended-range electric vehicle), its powertrain wouldn’t seem completely out of place in 2063.
Cadillac recently brought an ELR (as well as its chief engineer and the head of the studio that designed it) to Jay Leno’s garage. And while Jay loves horsepower as much as any of us, he also loves efficiency; in fact, he already owns a Volt. Might he replace his Chevy hybrid with an ELR? Maybe, maybe not, but if we were in his shoes/and or denim ensemble, we absolutely would, and not just because we think it’s better looking. Think about it: The Volt might get you tail at Whole Foods; the ELR has the potential to get you tail everywhere.