General Motors recently released information outlining its electrification roadmap for the Chinese market. The plans include expanding its range of electric vehicles in the country, such as the upcoming Buick LaCrosse Hybrid.
However, included in the release are some interesting details about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV (Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle), such as estimated fuel economy figures. The presser pegs the 2017 CT6 PHEV to sip only 1.7 liters of gasoline every 100 kilometers (0.45 gallons per 62 miles). That’s 138 MPGe when directly converted.
The hybrid system will be paired to the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with the electric propulsion method enabling the CT6 PHEV to go just under 50 miles on pure electricity. The figures also best previous range reports.
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV will be assembled in China, and also shipped to other markets from the country, including the U.S., as a low demand forecast did not justify producing the PHEV variant in North America. It should be noted that the gas-only Cadillac CT6 models are all built at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.