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.