We’re not even through forming opinions, mulling styling and coming up with possible future configurations on the 2016 Cadillac CT6. Now, there’s word we can expect the hybrid version, which has been rumored to feature plug-in technology, to appear at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Motor Show.
The report comes from Autoblog, who during their interview with Mark Reuss, Vice President of North American Operations, was quoted saying, “We’ve really got to wait until we finish rounding out the portfolio, the Shanghai show is where you should look for all of it. So stay tuned.”
Autoblog has reached out for comment, with a Cadillac spokesperson declining, but said, “we will add variants.”
We all knew the plug-in 2016 Cadillac CT6 was inbound, but we suppose Cadillac has chosen to save the hybrid for Chinese display, and market that is become quite important to the brand.
Reuss was also a tad chatty about the prospects of a Cadillac CT6 Vseries variant, something that we also knew had to have crossed the minds of a few inside Cadillac more than once. Reuss confirms this, but comments saying the brand will focus on promoting the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V, while launching the V6 powered version of the CT6.
“The [CT6] architecture is certainly capable of doing it,” he said. “The question is who’s going to buy the CT6? What kind of person? And do we need a V-Series off of that is the question we haven’t answered yet. It’s certainly capable of doing it … we’ve certainly thought about it,” he said.
From what we’ve gathered, the tone inside General Motors right now is very apparent: get Cadillac back in the car and crossover game, with niche product coming later. It’s the most logical choice, and makes us wonder what they have up their sleeves for the future.