Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Expected To Debut This Month In China

APR 8 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 6

Cadillac CT6

Cadillac CT6

According to AutoBlog, in an interview with General Motors product chief Mark Reuss, it was confirmed that the plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Cadillac CT6 will debut at the Shanghai Motor Show in late April.  Reuss stated:

“We’ve really got to wait until we finish rounding out the portfolio.  The Shanghai show is where you should look for all of it. So stay tuned.”

AutoBlog reached out to a Cadillac spokesman who declined to confirm the PHEVs debut date, but confirmed “we will add variants.”

We suspect that, like the all-new Malibu Hybrid, the plug-in hybrid version of the “70 MPGe” CT6 will use some form of powertrain adapted from Chevrolet Volt technology.  We have also learned that it will be most likely mated to a 6 cylinder turbo engine.

Source: AutoBlog

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This is looking to be a high performance PHEV.

I hope they go big on the battery.

wholeheartedly agree dawg!!

Not so obvious how you use Voltec with RWD. Will be interesting to see what they come up with. My guess SWAG is a smaller batter and AWD. Confident in the smallish battery (6 kWh) but not the transmission.

Both the 2016 volt and malibu use a Morse Chain. That should leave them adequate flexibility for mounting.

The fact that the base CT6 runs on only a turbo 4 cyl 2000 cc seems to indicate they could take a 1500 or 1800 cc engine and, along with motor power, have minimally adequate power.

Of course, I’d use the EV-only mode to use as much of the battery as much of the time as I could and only run the engine when I really need it, say in the winter to economonically run the heater/defroster. But I hope I get to decide when and if.

Hoping for AWD in the PHEV variant! Great for snowy upstate N.Y.