Cadillac killed its only electric offering, the Cadillac ELR, as it explained the idea of a standalone plug-in vehicle will become “standardized” in the near future. Its first foray into standardizing plug-in options will arrive with the 2017 Cadillac CT6 PHEV, and it’s arriving quite shortly.
The brand announced the 2017 CT6 PHEV will go on sale this coming spring with 400 plus miles of range from its powertrain. When running on only electric power, the 2017 CT6 PHEV will go 30 miles, but the brand expects a combined gasoline-electric rating of 65 MPGe.
“The CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, and by far the lightest car in its class, making it an ideal platform for electrification,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced Plug-In Hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”
The CT6 PHEV will arrive with a rear wheel drive, electric variable transmission and a two-motor electric system (each producing 100 hp each) coupled with the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Cadillac says the powertrain will provide seamless transitions worthy of the luxurious appointments associated with the CT6 sedan.
The plug-in option will be its own unique package among the CT6 trim hierarchy and will arrive with a price tag of $75,095 plus a $995 destination fee. The price includes standard rear seat entertainment, enhanced night vision and the rear camera mirror.