Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Announced

Cadillac has officially announced the plug-in hybrid CT6. 

The car will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an all-new rear-wheel variable transmission which uses dual electric motors that combine for a total system output of 335 hp and 432 lb-ft of torque. Cadillac claims that the electric setup will allow the car to have “spirited acceleration,” while roughly 37 miles of all-electric driving will be available.

Fuel economy numbers have not been announced, with the company saying that the MPGe of the CT6 will be double that of its standard MPG rating. Charge times are also unannounced, though both 120V and 240V charging will be available.

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Three different drive modes will be available with the plug-in CT6: normal, hold and sport. Normal offers everyday driving comfort while sport will change up the throttle and steering response to provide more fun. Hold will allow the owner to choose when the car runs on purely electric power. Regenerative brakes will also be fitted to help the CT6 regain some of its expended power while stopping.

The CT6 plug-in hyrbrid will hit the U.S. in the first half of 2016, sometime after the standard non-hybrid CT6 goes on sale.

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