At the Shanghai Auto Show, Cadillac unveiled their rear wheel drive CT6 flagship sedan that will be available with a plug-in hybrid model. At the Auto Show, GM stated the CT6 PHEV will “more than double” the economy of the sedan that provides a “combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric driving range.”
Cadillac President Johan De Nysschen was said the plug-in hybrid “battery technology will provide greater than 60 km of all electric range depending on speed and driver behavior.” That translates to 37 miles of range, from the same 18.4 kWh batter pack used in the next generation Chevrolet Volt.
“The CT6 PHEV will deliver exceptional smooth, responsive acceleration that Cadillac and luxury sedan owners demand,” said Travis Hester, Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer. “We have managed to achieve superior drive quality when compared to our PHEV competitors due to our exclusively designed EVT.”
The gasoline powered CT6 arrives this December, and the plug-in hybrid CT6 will be available first in China and then expected to arrive later in the US, sometime in early 2017.