Cadillac ELR Exclusively Uses LEDs for Exterior Lighting

Cadillac ELR Exclusively Uses LEDs for Exterior Lighting

When it reaches showrooms, Cadillac’s plug-in hybrid will be a record-breaker.

Not in speed, not in price, not in anything that’s likely to get your blood pumping. Instead, the car will be the first vehicle to rely exclusively on LEDs to light its exterior.

The latest in a series of trite releases about the Volt-based luxury car, General Motors points out that LEDs last longer and use less energy than halogen bulbs. Late last month, the company also released details about the ELR’s suspension.┬áSuspension, steering and throttle response are all re-tuned for the ELR to separate it from the Volt.

The LED headlights double as daytime running lights, while Cadillac says the taillights are meant to pay homage to classic cars from the company’s past.

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