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The Cadillac ELR is All the Luxury You Never Expected out of an EV

If we’re being honest here at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we’re not sure we ever saw the words “Cadillac” and “electric vehicle” ever co-existing in a happy marriage. But it turns out we were wrong—and in hindsight, it actually makes sense. It’s not that every electric vehicle (EV) had to be tiny, bland, and rather powerless—that’s just the way other automakers were making them.

Cadillac ELR EV
The all-new Cadillac ELR electric vehicle marries luxury and efficiency.

But then the Cadillac ELR burst onto the scene. Based on the Converj Concept, which made its debut back at the North American International Auto Show in 2009, the ELR is Cadillac’s first-ever EV and the first vehicle to apply Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology to a production vehicle. The vehicle combines Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology with a 1.4L four-cylinder engine to give it a range of over 300 miles.

Not only does the ELR feature revolutionary powertrain technology, it also bucks the idea that all EVs has to be tiny, unattractive little things that look like a box that got punched out of its normal shape. If we didn’t tell you the ELR was an electric vehicle, we bet you’d never guess. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Here at Bradshaw, we think it looks more like a futuristic sports car, and we think it drives like one too. So yeah, we were wrong—turns out the electric vehicle was actually just waiting for Cadillac to come along and actually make it cool for the first time.

Celebrating 40 Years of the Buick Regal!

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the most popular and strongest vehicles in the Buick family: the Buick Regal mid-size sedan!

Now in its 5th generation of production, the Regal originally debuted in 1973 as the Century Regal, a sporty mid-size luxury car with a swooping exterior and a fuel-efficient V-6 engine that drove like a V-8. The car revitalized the Buick line, leading the automaker to break its all-time sales record set in 1955.

Buick Regal Mid-Size Luxury Sedan
Bradshaw celebrates 40 years of the Buick Regal mid size-luxury sedan.

Today, the 2014 Buick Regal has dropped the Century name but still maintains top performance (2-liter turbocharged engine generating 259 hp), great fuel efficiency and swooping design that made the luxury mid-size sedan so popular 40 years ago. Don’t be fooled, though; the Regal has updated considerably for the times, offering great safety and comfort features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and IntelliLink in-vehicle connectivity to help ensure the best ride possible.

For more information on the Buick Regal’s four-decade history, visit General Motors online.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac celebrates the incredible 40-year history of the Regal, and welcomes interested drivers to visit our Greer, SC dealership to test drive an all new 2014 Buick Regal. In our 25 years as a Buick dealership, Bradshaw’s sales staff has become very familiar with the Regal and other great Buick cars – we can help you find the car that best suits your needs!

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