Cadillac has hinted a hybrid version of the CT6 will make an appearance at Auto Shanghai 2015.

Cadillac has hinted a hybrid version of the CT6 will make an appearance at Auto Shanghai 2015.

In an interview with Autoblog at the ongoing New York Auto Show, GM's product chief Mark Reuss said a CT6 Hybrid will likely be shown at Auto Shanghai which will kick off on April 20 with the first press day. Details about the hardware are not available at this point, but chances are it will use an adaptation of the setup found in the recently introduced 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

In other words, expect the Cadillac CT6 Hybrid to feature a four-cylinder, 1.8-liter combustion engine teamed up with a two-drive motor unit as seen in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. In the Malibu Hybrid it provides a combined output of 182 bhp (136 kW) and allows the model to return 48 mpg city / 45 mpg highway / 47 mpg combined. The hybrid Malibu also has a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery allowing the car to travel on electric power for short distances at speeds of up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h).

Mark Reuss also said General Motors is analyzing the prospects of coming out with a hotter V-Series version, but initially they will focus on the existing three engines: a 265 bhp 2.0-liter turbo, 335 bhp 3.6-liter V6 naturally aspirated motor and a 400 bhp 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo.