Cadillac CT6 debuts in Shanghai with 335-hp plug-in hybrid system

Cadillac has announced that the new CT6 will be available with a plug-in hybrid system, which is expected to more than double the fuel economy of the conventional powertrain offerings.

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Cadillac has announced that the new CT6 will be available with a plug-in hybrid system, which is expected to more than double the fuel economy of the conventional powertrain offerings. The Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid will be able to travel in around 37 miles in EV mode.
The CT6 plug-in hybrid is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that is mated to a new rear wheel electric variable transmission. The use of a two-motor system provides smooth and seamless power through the entire driving range. The system generates a total 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft. of torque.

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The CT6 plug-in hybrid will feature iBooster and ESP-hev technology to balance the use of the CT6 electric motors to act as generators to slow the vehicle and capture as much kinetic energy as possible during low-demand scenarios, while blending the traditional hydraulic brakes with the motors in high-demand scenarios.

The plug-in hybrid system will offer three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Hold. The Hold mode allows owners to select when the CT6 PHEV uses its engine, reserving the remaining battery charge for later use. This feature helps enhance efficiency because owners who mix city and highway driving can save the battery charge for city travel, where the CT6 EV mode operates most efficiently. it also features Regen on Demand that allows the driver to temporarily regenerate energy from vehicle momentum into electricity and store in the battery pack for later use.

Source: Cadillac