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SHOW FLOOR UPDATE: While official pricing for the 2014 Cadillac ELR won’t be announced for some time, buzz on the show floor suggested our earlier hopeful estimate of $55-60K was perhaps $10K low. Needless to say, the calculator-obsessed among you needn’t bother attempting to justify the ELR’s purchase price on fuel cost savings relative to other tiny lux coupes. But might ultra-hi-luxe trim, raffish good looks, and a substantial fig leaf of environmentalism lure you (or your similarly well-heeled Chinese and European counterparts) into purchasing this Cadillac in greater numbers than have bought its Chevy Volt cousin to date? Cadillac’s Converj concept, a darling of the 2009 NAIAS, is finally ready for prime-time. Rebadged ELR, the coupe has made the leap from concept to production remarkably unchanged. Cadillac design director Mark Adams says it’s 90 percent the same, with the steeply raked greenhouse, the big 20-inch tires, and the car’s general stance and proportion unchanged. And of course, it’s still powered by the Chevy Volt’s EREV drivetrain, mildly souped up, for Cadillac duty. …

Via 2014 Cadillac ELR First Look - Motor Trend

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