Cadillac is getting its ELR ready to hit showrooms early next year, but before it does, the American automaker is testing the chassis of the extended-range electric luxury car out in the cold.
The 2014 ELR made its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and engineers completed some cold-weather chassis testing last week with pre-production ELR models in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
With more than four inches of snowfall available during testing, the team was able to validate final specifications on the ELR’s steering, tires, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, and Continuous Damping Control suspension.
“Being able to test the ELR in extreme road conditions, like those we experienced here in the U.P., allows us to provide a ride-and-handling character unlike any EV on the market today,” said Chris Thomason, ELR chief engineer. “During this latest test, the ELR continued to perform beyond our expectations.”
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