Newport Convertible Engineering – NCE will make all Cadillac Models to Cadillac Convertibles.
Please chose the model that suits you and NCE will make you a luxury Cadillac Convertibles with your preferences.
2 door Cadillac ATS V Convertible
4 door Cadillac ATS Convertible
Cadillac ELR Convertible
NCE will Design and Engineer your Cadillac ELR to a Cadillac ELR convertible!
Newport Convertible engineering is currently the only US coach builder that designs, engineers and distributes the Cadillac Convertibles throughout the world.
Cadillac XTS Convertible
NCE will Design and Engineer your Cadillac XTS to a Cadillac XTS Convertible!
Newport Convertible Engineering is the first US coach builder that designs, engineers and distributes limited Cadillac Convertibles throughout the world!
Cadillac STS Convertible
NCE will Design and Engineer your Cadillac STS to a Cadillac STS Convertible!
Cadillac CTS Convertible
NCE, will Design & Engineer your 4 Door Cadillac CTS to a Cadillac CTS Convertible!
Cadillac DTS Convertible
Newport Convertible Engineering is an original design manufacturer(ODM) that designs and engineers authentic convertible tops on all brands of automobiles.
Cadillac ELR Convertible Imagined By Newport Convertible Engineering
BY SAM MCEACHERN
Cadillac put their luxurious plug-in hybrid coupe, the ELR, on sale in December of last year. The ELR is based on the Voltec platform which underpins the Chevrolet Volt, and even though it uses Cadillac’s Art and Science design language, is luxurious enough for a king and features the unique Regen On Demand system, the ELR isn’t all that different from its bow tie-wearing platform mate.
The ELR could benefit from becoming a bit more quintessentially Cadillac. One of the ways GM could do this, while differentiating it from any other plug-in EV would be to offer it in convertible format, just like in the rendering fromNewport Convertible Engineering pictured above.
Considering the popularity of EVs and hybrids in markets with warm climates such as Florida and California, the ELR convertible might not be such a bad idea. It wouldn’t help the $75,995 asking price, which many believe is already too high, but it would make it the only hybrid convertible you can buy today, automatically putting it in a league of its own.
Of course, this idea is a little farfetched, and it’s extremely unlikely GM would jump on board. But if anyone out there finds it appealing, Newport Convertible Engineering might be willing to build you one. After all, they have chopped the roof off of many other late-model Cadillacs, including the STS, DTS, CTS and even the Escalade
— Sam McEachern
Sam is GM Authority’s staff writer providing coverage of General Motors news.
Cadillac ELR Convertible Concept Makes A More Compelling Car
Sales of the Cadillac ELR have thus far been disappointing, but perhaps an unofficial convertible conversion can make the luxury hybrid more appealing? Newport Convertible Engineering is well practiced in the air of removing the roof, and they’ve taken their talents to the tarted-up version of the Chevy Volt, at least digitally.
This photoshopped rendering of what a Cadillac ELR convertible would look like isn’t likely to convince anyone that they have to have one of the luxury hybrids in their driveway. It does, however, give a little more depth and dimension to the ELR, which has been lambasted by the automotive press as overpriced and underwhelming. For $75,000, there are a lot more compelling cars out there, and GM has fumbled the marketing campaign with a commercial that is all American machismo and tells us nothing about the car itself.
No wonder GM has barely sold 100 of them since December.
Newport Convertible Engineering out of California (with satellite locations in Spain and the UAE, of course) are specialists in the art of making convertibles out of fixed-roof vehicles, like the Dodge Challenger. While their roofless conversion isn’t going to make the ELR any cheaper, it would make the Cadillac ELR the only hybrid convertible on the market. That might be worth a tidy sum to the right person, because as far as green convertibles go, your only other options are the Tesla Roadster or the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive. One is no longer built, and the other is, well, you know. A Smart car. Ew.
My point? Cadillac should consider offering an ELR convertible of its own. The added structural rigidity from the low-hanging battery pack would, in theory, limit any additional reinforcement needed for removing the roof. And while it’d certainly make the Cadillac even more expensive, it’d also offer green car buyers a much more compelling reason to try out the ELR, especially now thata performance version has been nixed. Because for $75,000, I’d rather have a slightly-used Chevy Volt and a new Corvette Stingray than the Cadillac ELR.
As a droptop though? I’d give the ELR a little more consideration. Would you?
Christopher DeMorro Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. When he isn’t wrenching or writing, he’s running, because he’s one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.
Limited edition drop-top ELR preparing for the California (and Dubai) sunshine.
While Cadillac convertibles recently killed any hopes of a high-performance ELR-V version of its hybrid ELR model, California company Newport Convertible Engineering has just announced that it will build a limited edition convertible version of the car. NCE, which has already churned out unique drop-top models of cars like the Porsche Cayenne, Cadillac Escalade and an upcoming Nissan GT-R convertible, says it will market the convertible ELR in California, Barcelona and Dubai.
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With stock models of the hybrid ELR starting at $75,000, the drop-top version is expected to be as expensive as it is rare. Still, it will be quite the looker, and will continue to offer the same 207-horsepower electric motor and 3.6-liter V6.
by Shali Kleinhaus
2014 Cadillac ELR Convertible Coming from NCE
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Want Your Cadillac ELR In A Convertible? NCE Can Hook You Up
3 days ago by Jay Cole 15Comments
Cadillac ELR Drop-Top By NCE
Ownership of a Cadillac convertibles is not an inexpensive proposition as the 37 mile, extended range car starts at $75,995. Then after you purchase one, there is the throngs of people you have to deal with who are only too happy to point out the Caddy’s similarities to its Chevy Volt cous
NCE Also Has Some Experience Converting The Porsche Panamera In Case Your Are Looking For A 4 Door Plug-In Convertible
However, Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE), a custom conversion ship, can distance your new whip a little further from the Chevy – by cutting off the top!
Says the company on their latest luxury offering:
NCE will produce limited Cadillac ELR convertible worldwide. For our USA clients: You may ship your car to our main headquarters in the USA, California. For our International clients: You may also contact our main office in the USA for booking your vehicle in our international facilities for convertible conversion in Spain, Barcelona or UAE, Dubai. Tel: 001 714 848 0011
Truthfully, and given Cadillac’s price point, we kind of wish General Motors had given the car the XLR roof treatment themselves…even if it was only an option.
New Cadillac ELR Gets the Yul Brynner Treatment from NCE; Anyone CADILLAC, CADILLAC ELR, ELECTRIC VEHICLES, NCE, NEW CARS, PHEV |
If spending some $76,000 (before an available federal tax credit of up to $7,500) for Cadillac’s ELR range-extender coupe hasn’t made a big of a dent in your pocket and are looking for a more unique experience of the open top kind, the roof-reapers at Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) have an announcement that may interest you.NCE said that it plans to produce a limited number of Cadillac ELR convertibles, with U.S. clients shipping their existing cars to the brand’s main headquarters in California for the conversion, and international customers, to either California, or one of the firm’s“international facilities for convertible conversion in Spain, Barcelona or UAE, Dubai”.The single Photoshop render and the aforementioned info on where to send your ELR is all we get for now from NCE.And oh, if any of you, like me, were wondering just how many ELRs Cadillac has sold, I took a quick look at GM’s sales data and it delivered 6 in December of 2013, 41 in January of 2014, and a <sarcasm> record-breaking </sarcasm> 58 cars in February 2014, which brings the total to 105 cars. Anyone hear the crickets?By John Halas
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2014 Cadillac ELR convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering announced
2014 Cadillac ELR convertible by Newport Convertible Engineering announced
2014 Cadillac ELR convertible
NCE will produce limited Cadillac ELR convertible worldwide. For our USA clients: You may ship your car to our main headquarters in the USA, California. For our International clients: You may also contact our main office in the USA for booking your vehicle in our international facilities for convertible conversion in Spain, Barcelona or UAE, Dubai.
About the 2014 Cadillac ELR
The 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury coupe blends dramatic design and industry-leading extended-range technology to deliver a driving experience that is sporty and environmentally friendly. It represents the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand.
The ELR delivers on the promise of the Converj Concept on which it is based. The exterior establishes a new, progressive proportion for the brand while the interior introduces a new design theme that will define future Cadillac models, emphasizing modern elegance, technology and precisely crafted details.
Industry-leading Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology provides a full driving range of 340 miles (545 km), combining pure electric driving and an efficient, range-extending generator.
ELR’s confident and responsive EREV driving technology is enhanced with exclusive Regen on Demand and selectable drive modes that enhance driving and make the most of efficiency. Regen on Demand allows the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from the ELR’s momentum into electricity that can be stored in the battery pack for later use. It is engaged via steering-wheel paddles adapted from traditional performance cars.
The proven EREV technology is uniquely tuned for Cadillac in the ELR. Most daily commutes will require zero gasoline with zero emissions. Longer trips are free from electric-vehicle range anxiety because EREV technology enables the same long-distance freedom as a conventional car.
NCE offers all Cadillac models as Cadillac convertibles.
Autonieuws | Cadillac ELR omgebouwd naar cabriolet
| 15:25 | Tekst: Michiel Willebrands
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Een Cadillac ELR in het wild tegenkomen is al iets bijzonders, laat staan een cabrioletversie van deze luxe hybridecoupé. Bij het Amerikaanse Newport Convertible Engineering bouwen ze er met alle liefde eentje voor je om.
Cadillac gebruikte de OpelAmpera/Chevrolet Volt als basis voor de ELR, maakte er een coupé van en vroeg er vervolgens belachelijk veel geld voor. Niet zo verwonderlijk dat het bepaald niet storm loopt in de Cadillac-showroom voor de ELR. Dat heeft Newport Convertible Engineering er echter niet van weerhouden de hybridecoupé om te toveren in een convertible.
Hoe Newport de ELR precies heeft omgebouwd van een coupé naar een cabriolet en wat voor dakconstructie wordt toegepast, is niet duidelijk maar het lijkt om een stoffen kap te gaan. Wat de operatie moet kosten, weten we niet. De prijzen zijn ‘op aanvraag’.
Zie je zo’n makeover wel zitten, dien je je ELR af te leveren bij Newport in Californië of bij een van de filialen in Dubai of Barcelona. Het bedrijf verbouwt wel vaker bijzondere modellen, zo zette het al eerder de zaag in onder andere een Nissan GT-R en een Range Rover. Je kunt bij de Amerikanen ook terecht voor een Mercedes G-klasse 6×6.