Release date for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid
When it comes to exciting electrically-powered vehicles, General Motors has been picking up quite a bit of attention with the second generation Chevy Volt as well as the brand new Chevy Bolt EV. Now the automaker is looking to offer luxury buyers at Don Wheaton and other dealerships the chance to get behind the wheel of a very environmentally-friendly sedan. The release date for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is set for spring next year. Unlike previous luxury electric cars, potential buyers can pretty much do away with the outdated concept of “range anxiety.”
“The CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, and by far the lightest car in its class, making it an ideal platform for electrification,” Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said in a press release. “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.”
How far can the 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid go?
As a company, General Motors has improved its battery technology in leaps and bounds over the last several years. The new CT6 Plug-In Hybrid uses stored electrical energy as well as a highly efficient gasoline-powered, turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. Current estimates from Cadillac say that its new hybrid flagship sedan will be able to use nothing but stored electricity for about 30 miles. When the system is charged to full power, the new 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be able to travel up to 400 total miles.
Performance specs of the 2017 CT6 Plug-In Hybrid
The original Cadillac CT6 that has taken the luxury automobile class by storm is one of the smoothest and quickest sedans in its class. While the main thrust behind the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is to offer luxury buyers a green option, Cadillac also wasn’t interested in sacrificing performance. A pair of electric motors are paired with the turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine. This set up will make 335 horsepower and 432 pound-feet of torque. During development, the car was clocked going from zero-to-60 mph in just more than five seconds.
When the car is using electric power only, it can reach a top speed of 78 miles per hour. That number nearly doubles to 150 mph when the entire system is working together.
If you would like to learn more before the release date for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.