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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid debuts at Shanghai Auto Show

April 7, 2015

The Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan that was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Auto Show, will be unveiled at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show in the Plug-in Hybrid variant, as per a new report by The Detroit Bureau. Citing Johan de Nysschen, President of the Cadillac, the report mentions that the company will roll-out plug-in hybrid technology across its range of cars.

The Shanghai Auto Show begins on April 20 for the press.

The powertrain employed on the hybrid model will have performance similar to that of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine offered on the sedan, which produces 400 hp and 400 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque, says the report. The details about the conventional engine that will be used in the plug-in hybrid powertrain is still unknown, but the electric motors will be powered by a lithium-ferrous-oxide battery pack which will be larger than that found in the first-generation Chevrolet Volt.

Citing unnamed sources, the report indicates that the plug-in hybrid model will have a fuel economy of around 45 mpg. The CT6 PHEV will initially be launched in China, but the President has confirmed plans to bring it to the U.S.

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[Source: The Detroit Bureau]

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