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Published on November 16th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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Cadillac Makes a Plug-in Hybrid out of its CT6

Cadillac announced the first-ever 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid prestige sedan will go on sale in the spring of 2017, with a total driving range of more than 400 miles.

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Advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables the luxury sedan to reward drivers with environmentally conscious driving without compromising on performance. The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid system is designed to provide responsive, all-electric driving for most daily commutes, while maximising fuel efficiency by providing blended power from the engine and battery at higher speeds and higher loads.

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All-electric range for the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is an estimated 30 miles. However, the car’s combination of efficient engine and battery power enables drivers the freedom of more than 400 miles of total driving range, with no requirement to find charging stations along the way. Thanks to the advanced propulsion system, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid removes all range anxiety for our customers.

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The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid combines an all-new rear wheel drive electric variable transmission to provide the smooth, powerful acceleration expected from a driver’s car. The two-motor EVT system combines with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four- cylinder gas engine to produce an estimated total system power of 335 hp and 586 Nm of torque. This helps propel the vehicle from a zero to 60 mph in an estimated 5.2 seconds.

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Each electric motor produces 100 hp of power. On electric power only, the car is capable of approximately 48.3 km of driving range and a top speed of 125.5km/h, with the additional power of the engine adding hundreds of miles of total range and a top speed of 241.4km/h on a track.

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The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid launches in North America in the spring of 2017, starting in the U.S. at $75,095 plus a $995 destination freight charge before any applicable electric vehicle tax incentives. In the U.S. market, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be offered as its own unique package within the CT6 product line, with pricing and equipment comparable to the existing Premium Luxury model (second highest within in the model range).

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The Plug-In model includes numerous optional equipment as standard, such as a Rear Seat Infotainment system, Enhanced Night Vision and Rear Camera mirror.

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