Cadillac Plug-In CT6
In lieu of the short-lived ELR, Cadillac’s first luxury plug-in hybrid coupe, the American automaker aims to do exactly what it set out to do when it offered an electrified vehicle in the first place – industry-leading extended range technology that includes a driving range of 340 miles or more, an enhanced braking system, and efficient performance.
So, last month, in a press release, the automaker announced details about the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid.
The electrified version of the large luxury sedan will be built in China and then imported for sale to the U.S. According to the carmaker, the CT6 will be released next spring, offer a driving range of more than 400 miles and be priced around $76,000.
It will also debut as a four-door performance vehicle capable of 335 horsepower and 432
pound-feet of torque. And because it runs on 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine and dual electric
motors, the 2017 hybrid the CT6 will likely give its competition a run for the money. Arnie Bauer did
some checking and found out that the new luxury hybrid will likely share Volt’s Voltec drivetrain and is
said to go from 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds.
Aside from its impressive numbers on performance, Cadillac says the CT6 is the lightest car in its class and the perfect model for electrification.
Cadillac says with its latest technology, drivers won’t need to find a charging station. Equipped with an advanced Plug-In Hybrid system, the new hybrid maximizes power from both the engine and the battery to provide “a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range,” said President Johan de Nysschen.
Other details about the CT6: Cadillac’s new hybrid gets an estimated 65 MPGe – nearly twice the EV range and MPGe numbers of other vehicles in its class. Along with the 2.0 liter turbo gas engine, a rear wheel drive electric variable transmission is responsible for propelling the vehicle from 0 to 6 in 5.2 seconds.
It also provides more room and comfort than its electrified predecessor, increased truck space, better performance and loads more standard features.
Included in the pricing are standard amenities like Bose premium audio system, panoramic sunroof, a rear monitor, head-up display, and GM’s magnetic ride control system rear.
Along with a $7,500 tax credit given to qualified buyers, the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is scheduled to appear in showrooms early next year.