The greener CT6 aims to provide an electric range of around 30 miles (48 kilometers).
A year after receiving its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is getting ready for a local market launch programmed to take place next spring. While the gasoline-powered model in U.S. specification is being assembled at home in Detroit, the electrified version will be manufactured in China from where the cars are going to be imported to America, much like General Motors is doing with the Buick Envision.
Cadillac estimates the 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted between the rear seats and trunk will have enough juice for as much as 30 miles (48 kilometers) of electric range in the real world while the total driving range when running as a hybrid is going to stand at more than 400 miles (643 km). Cadillac is confident it’s going to be enough to cure range anxiety for prospect buyers.
With an expected rating of 65 MPGe and a sprint from a standstill to 60 mph (96 kph) in just 5.2 seconds before topping out at 150 mph (241 kph), the hybridized CT6 aims to be both efficient and quick. As a matter of fact, Cadillac saying it’s just about as fast as V6-powered models from competitors and at the same time it is approximately twice as frugal.
As a reminder, the first-ever hybridized CT6 is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine working together with two 100-hp electric motors to deliver a combined output of 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) and 432 pound-feet (586 Newton-meters) of torque.
When it will go on sale in the spring, the model is going to carry a starting price of $75,095 (excluding $995 destination charges) before any applicable incentives. Cadillac mentions the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will have equipment comparable to the Premium Luxury trim and will come as standard with goodies such as a rear-seat entertainment system, rear camera mirror, and night vision.
Gallery: 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid on sale in spring 2017, offering an estimated 400-plus miles of total range
- Expected rating of 65 MPGe
- Exhilarating performance: 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds
NEW YORK – Cadillac today announced the first-ever 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybridprestige sedan will go on sale in the spring of 2017, with a total driving range of more than 400 miles.
Advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables the luxury sedan to reward drivers with environmentally conscious driving without compromising on performance. The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid system is designed to provide responsive, all-electric driving for most daily commutes, while maximizing fuel efficiency by providing blended power from the engine and battery at higher speeds and higher loads.
All-electric range for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is an estimated 30 miles. However, the car’s combination of efficient engine and battery power enables drivers the freedom of more than 400 miles of total driving range, with no requirement to find charging stations along the way. Thanks to the advanced propulsion system, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid removes all range anxiety for our customers.
“The CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, and by far the lightest car in its class, making it an ideal platform for electrification,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced Plug-In Hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”
Cadillac’s prestige plug-in hybrid entry achieves the same zero to 60 mph performance as its V6-powered competitors, while achieving roughly twice the full EV range and MPGe figures.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is expected to have fuel economy estimated at 65 MPGe. Miles per gallon equivalence – MPGe – compares energy consumption of plug-in electric vehicles and other advanced technology vehicles with the fuel economy of conventional internal combustion vehicles in miles per U.S. gallon.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid combines an all-new rear wheel drive electric variable transmission to provide the smooth, powerful acceleration expected from a driver’s car. The two-motor EVT system combines with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four- cylinder gas engine to produce an estimated total system power of 335 hp (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque. This helps propel the vehicle from a zero to 60 mph in an estimated 5.2 seconds.
Each electric motor produces 100 hp (74.5 kW) of power. On electric power only, the car is capable of approximately 30 miles of driving range and a top speed of 78 mph, with the additional power of the engine adding hundreds of miles of total range and a top speed of 150 mph on a track.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid launches in North America in the spring of 2017, starting in the U.S. at $75,095 plus a $995 destination freight charge before any applicable electric vehicle tax incentives. In the U.S. market, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be offered as its own unique package within the CT6 product line, with pricing and equipment comparable to the existing Premium Luxury model (second highest within in the model range). The Plug-In model includes numerous optional equipment as standard, such as a Rear Seat Infotainment system, Enhanced Night Vision and Rear Camera mirror.