Live Images Of Cadillac CT6 At 2015 New York Auto Show

APR 5 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 10

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

A plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Cadillac CT6 is coming, but that’s not the version on display at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

We figure these images will closely resemble the soon-to-be-available PHEV CT6, so that’s why we’re posting them here.

There are no details at this time on the powertrain for the plug-in hybrid CT6, other than it will get about “70 MPGe” and will be mated with a 3L turbo, six cylinder engine.  The CT6 plug-in is scheduled to be revealed at Auto Shanghai 2015 on April 20th/21st.

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Cadillac CT6 (Image: InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

 

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10 Comments on "Live Images Of Cadillac CT6 At 2015 New York Auto Show"

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Meh the car is just too big for my taste….and I don’t see the crowd that would like it being one bit interested in a plug in.

I beg to differ sir. I rather enjoy large sedans and was quite disappointed when the Lincoln Town Car went away however it seems Lincoln got the message and is returning the Continental name on a large sedan again. A hybrid drivetrain something similar to voltech with a decent size battery pack in a full size sedan that I can actually sit in and get in and out of with relative ease would be welcome. there may be more people in the market for such a vehicle than you imagine

Oh PS. Thx for the photos Tom M.

Not everyone is you George. I’m very interested. I’d need to see it in person, and it would primarily depend on the drivetrain for me. Although, they are doing one thing encouraging and offering a reduced cost, reduced gadgetry (the gadgets are only on the v-6’s), 4 cylinder 2 litre model.

If they are planning on selling a 4 cylinder model then they could also sell something similiar to the malibu drive train with a much larger battery. If so, and the price is right, I want one.

We’re entering a weird time, when we’re about to see a lot PHEVs that will very seldom be driven on grid-supplied electrons in the real world. Car companies won’t mind, as they’ll get CAFE value out of selling them. It’s somewhat akin to all the flex-fuel ICE vehicles in the US that never see a drop of E85.

This is why I’m very happy to see a Volt or C-MAX on the road, but couldn’t care less about the CT6 or the coming wave of Mercedes PHEVs.

Of course, as batteries get cheaper this will all become moot. Once EVs get cheap enough, the brute force market dynamics will take over and shift people away from ICEs and PHEVs — not entirely, but that process will certainly accelerate a lot in the next few years.

I can’t imagine anyone paying a premium for a PHEV who wouldn’t plug in. Anyway, FWIW, based on a 20 mile AER and a 75 MPGe figures they’ve floated, the CT6 may be quite comparable to a C-MAX. Of course, as 0 mile PHEVs, neither is comparable to a Volt, which wold be ideal.

This is a car for China. Big big big. Perfect for showing the peasants how important you are! Kidding aside, this is a car for China. Just look at the ginormous back seat.

However, if you want your socks knocked off, check out the cutaway which shows the advanced mixed materials. Amazing engineering which hopefully will migrate to GM’s entire line. Seems as effective at reducing mass as BMW’s carbon fiber/plastic approach but at a much lower price point. The increased stiffness should also be a big step forward in performance and safety. I’ll be surprised if the crash test results don’t equal or exceed anything we’ve ever seen.

Still want to know about the hybrid system. Hoping it will be a RWD or AWD version of Voltec.

Starting with the mixed materials, GM could, by adding magnetic ride control, four wheel steer, and its battery technology, make a car that made even the Model S look second rate. Sadly I’m not optimistic we’ll see this.

A Voltec PHEV, by definition, will never make a Model S look second rate. Neither will a platform of mixed aluminum and high strength steel instead of all aluminum construction like Audi A8 and Model S.

But they still sell over 100k units per year in the USA in this class despite over half the sales shifting to large luxury SUVs.

Those expensive Items are only on v6 models. 4 cylinder models, according to the press release, are ineligible for the expensive 4 wheel steering or mag ride.

That fits in with my buying philosophy. I want a reduced price car with moderate horsepower (I don’t need 800) but preferably plug in with a big battery.

My 2 current ev’s had the largest batteries available in a BEV and a PHEV at the time I bought them (early 2011). And one is rare in the sense it has ZERO options.

So, I’m awaiting the april release of the plug-in version, and hopefully they will have a relatively simple, economical, low hp plug in version with a relatively large battery.

The CT6 is really a big bland looking car. Lots of big wide open, flat space between the giant design elements, primarily lighting.

From the side the back end looks too long, and makes the wheelbase look too short for the car.

The front big logo looks like it was an afterthought. With the grill and hood being so bland, they could at least designed the grille ‘around’ the logo to add detail.