This Cadillac ELR mule was sitting in the parking structure across from McCormick Place on the first day of the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show. Now normally car companies don’t just park camo’d prototypes where journalists are likely to see them, but in this case, this particular mule has been around the block a few times. A quick check of images on Google shows that it’s been spotted and photographed since last summer, and in any case, the production ELR was introduced at the Detroit show last month. So what was GM doing in Chicago with the mule? My guess is that they’re sweating the details. The ELR uses GM’s Voltec drivetrain, first used in the Chevy Volt, and the Volt is probably the best developed American car ever. That’s one reason why 92% of Volt owners say they would buy another one. Cadillac undoubtedly wants ELR owners to be as thrilled as Volt owners, or even more thrilled.
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