Just so we’re on the same page, that pun hurt me just as much as it hurt you. Unfortunately, in my attempt to bring you all the latest news from the Detroit Auto Show as quickly as possible, I don’t have the luxury of taking a whole afternoon to come up with a less obvious title.
The vehicle you see above is really just a good-looking version of the Chevrolet Volt, called the Cadillac Converj. Heinous spelling aside, this vehicle is only a concept right now. If it were to make it to production, something we sincerely hope is possible, it would have the same powertrain as the Volt but with a more upscale interior and only two doors. This would hardly make the Converj the most sporting of Cadillacs but if you can be this green in a car this sexy, we’re not complaining. More pictures and details after the jump.
The Volt-like powertrain consists of a T-shaped 16kWh (whatever that means) battery that can be charged in less than 3 hours using a 240V outlet. The best part of any electric vehicle is the instant torque from zero rpm and the Converj’s hypothetical engine doesn’t disappoint by making 273 torques. The engine should also produce 161hp. Not too shabby. What is shabby, and un-Cadillac, is the front-wheel-drive platform that the Converj is based. I guess this just further supports the theory that this is no sports car.
Don’t expect to see the 21″ front and 22″ rear wheels make it to production. All we can hope for is that the Converj makes a smoother and less minger-creating transition than the Volt did when going from concept to production.