The 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid model is about to hit stores in Spring 2017.
And, when it does it will probably be a powerful EV that can go up to 400 miles made possible by the brilliant combination of an electric motor and traditional gasoline powertrain.
The range topping PHEV model is equipped with not just one but two different electric motors that work in unison to offer combined power. Besides these, there is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. The same engine is already being used in multiple Cadillac models and the CT6 is not going to try anything drastic in this regard. The particular powertrain has been proven to be efficient, reliable and delivers robust performance that prompted the engineers to go with it one more time. The electric motors generate a combined output of 200 horsepower and when mated with the gasoline engine, the total output is at 335 horsepower combined with 432 lb feet of torque.
When the battery is charged to its maximum capacity, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can go up to 30 miles before kicking into the other engine. Its top speed through the electric motor is at 78 miles per hour. Once the battery is used to its maximum extent, the car becomes a conventional hybrid model and the primary petrol engine has a fuel efficiency of 65 mpge. Being a performance driven model, the torque capacity in the new CT6 hybrid is on the best level.
The new model can readily compete with the base CT6 which is powered by a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. The PHEV edition can go up to 60 miles per hour in just 5.2 seconds which is an impressive feat and has a top speed of 150 miles per hour. In every respect, the car is worthy of being addressed as the flagship hybrid the company has been working on. There is no confirmed release date for the model yet but it is expected to be available in Spring 2017.
On launch date, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid will be priced at $76,090 which includes destination delivery charges. The pricing will vary based on your choice of trimline, additional components and packages that you might opt for. The company is yet to discuss about the car’s connectivity, safety features and the design choice in building it. It is expected to be revealed close to launch date.