The 2016 Cadillac CT6 caused quite a stir when it was first unveiled at the New York Auto Show but a month ago with its fancy design and range of powerful and refined engines. Now at the Shanghai Motor Show GM announced the addition of Cadillac CT6 Hybrid to the range in the near future.
The plug-in hybrid CT6 is aimed at the environmentally conscious luxury buyer who likes to do his part for saving the planet’s resources and keep the air clean and the earth cool, but doesn’t want to sacrifice any of the amenities he is used to. As such, Cadillac CT6 Hybrid delivers as much power as the normal V6 model but thanks to various driving modes it features far better efficiency.
The powertrain GM engineers have come up with for the Cadillac CT6 Hybrid consists of a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine with spark-ignited direct injection and variable valve technology and a couple of electric motors. The system has a combined output of 335 hp (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque delivered via an all-new rear wheel electric variable transmission (EVT).
The system is fed by a 8.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located between the rear seat and the trunk comprised of 192 prismatic pouch cells. It enables the car to operate in three modes, including Normal for everyday use and the perfect balance between power and fuel efficiency, Sport in which all resources are directed towards performance, and Hold that allows owners to select when the CT6 PHEV uses its engine, reserving the remaining battery charge for later use.