Cadillac has introduced at Auto Shanghai in China a plug-in hybrid version of the recently revealed CT6.


The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine working together with a newly developed rear wheel electric variable transmission (EVT) featuring two electric motors granting the luxury sedan with a combined output of 335 bhp (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque.


Cadillac hasn't disclosed the vehicle’s weight, but they do say the added hardware helps the CT6 double its fuel economy. It has been equipped with a 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located between the rear seats and trunk providing enough juice for "most daily commutes", although an exact all-electric range has not been specified.


The CT6 PHEV benefits from a Regen on Demand system allowing the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from vehicle momentum into electricity which is then stored in the battery pack for a later use. The system can be turned on by using the steering wheel-mounted paddles and when activated it will slow the car when entering a turn as a method to better position it on the exit.


Cadillac mentions the plug-in hybrid CT6 will have three driving modes: normal, sport and hold. "Normal" is suitable for everyday commuting and provides the best balance between comfort, performance and efficiency. "Sport" enables a more aggressive pedal mapping and stiffens the steering response. As for "Hold", it allows the driver to select when the car uses its engine, thus reserving the available battery for a later use.

The CT6 PHEV is set to go on sale in China, United States as well as other markets, with full details to be released closer to the model's launch.


Gallery: Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid detailed, gets 335 bhp and 432 lb-ft

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