First unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2015 in April, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid has made its North American debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show. The 2017 Cadillac Touring 6 will have more than double the fuel economy of the standard variant. GM estimates the fuel consumption rating to be 3.6 Le/100 km.
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV’s plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine and two electric motors which produce 100 hp (74.5 kW) each. The plug-in hybrid system produces 335 hp (250 kW) and 432 lb.-ft. (586 Nm) of torque.
The twin-motor EVT system is powered by an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located above the rear axle, which comprises of 192 pouch cells. The battery pack can be fully charged using a 120V or 240V charger in approximately five hours.
The plug-in hybrid variant can be driven approximately 48 km (30 km) and at up to 120 km/h (75 mph) on pure electric mode. In regular driving, 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) can be reached in an estimated 5.3 seconds. The top speed is rated at 240 km/h (150 mph).
Three drive modes will be available in the 2017 CT6 PHEV: Normal, Sport and Hold. The former two are as clear as their name suggests, while the latter allows the driver to select when the car uses its engine, in order to reserve battery charge for later use.
The pricing and full specifications of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid are expected to be released when it is launched later this year.