Cadillac quietly pulled the plug on the brand’s electrically-driven coupe back in February. The news comes as Cadillac dealers have sold only 357 ELR’s thus far this year, which isn’t much of a change from the previous year. Cadillac states that only a few ELR’s remain in inventory, so if you’re interested in what is likely a future collector item…go snag one!
Cadillac has been stating publicly that the ELR’s demise was imminent. The lip service came, despite the fact they did slightly refresh the coupe for the 2016 model year. The refresh included a new front grille, new wheels and even some mechanical enhancements to give it a more athletic feel. Apparently the changes and subsequent $10,000 drop in price were not enough to keep it going for a complete 2016 model year run.
Despite the ELR’s death, Cadillac isn’t leaving the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle world entirely. They will be launching a plug-in version of the Cadillac CT6 sedan later this year. This car, like the ELR, will sell in limited quantities and be imported from China.