As the Chinese government continues to encourage new-energy vehicles such as hybrids, plug-in vehicles and battery-electric cars, Cadillac has rolled out its first hybrid vehicle for the market.
The Cadillac XT5 Hybrid will launch in China will improved fuel efficiency and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The mid-size crossover benefits from a mild-hybrid system, which sips 2.1 gallons of fuel every 62 miles, and also recovers energy while braking.
The new nine-speed automatic transmission also specifically benefits the lower speed ranges to ensure smooth power delivery across the powerband. Start/stop is also standard with the Cadillac XT5 Hybrid.
The XT5 Hybrid was launched at the Chengdu Auto Show in China and both Hybrid trims—XT5 28E Platinum 4WD and 28E Advanced 4WD—will go on sale with identical price points to the trims it replaces: the XT5 28T Platinum 4WD and 28T Advanced 4WD.