Cadillac ELR heads to Saks Fifth Avenue catalog
A total of 100 Cadillac ELR coupes are on sale for nearly $90,000 each -- and it's all about the white paint.
Cadillac's new plug-in hybrid, based off the Chevrolet Volt, goes on sale in January for $75,995. The 100 Saks Fifth Avenue Special Edition cars include exclusive White Diamond paint, a choice of black or cashmere leather, a standard 240-volt home charging station with installation (which GM says is a $3,000 value), and a "white glove" concierge to schedule service and answer questions on its complex electronics.
The price is $89,500, and buyers will have to wait until March to get their hands on one, despite the fact that the regular cars -- with all the same equipment -- will be available two months earlier.
We'd say this is a complete rip-off -- especially as no one outside General Motors has driven the car -- but there's something decadent about buying a luxury car out of a catalog like you'd order a coat or a scarf. We'll bet Saks won't have trouble getting 100 people to pay $14,000 above the car's normal sticker price.
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