Cadillac CT6 will be offered in the form of a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). This of course will be optional, with the greatest benefit that the PHEV system will improve fuel efficiency significantly. The electric energy that drives the car comes from an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is mounted between the rear seat and the trunk. The battery can be charged via 120V or 240V charger. Nonetheless, its range wasn't announced yet. This will happen closer to U.S. launch.
What is more, this Cadillac's PHEV combines a rear wheel electric variable transmission (EVT) with two-motor EVT, which is then mated to a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine. The petrol unit features spark-ignited direct injection and variable valve technology.
As a result, we have a combined system output of 335 hp (250 kW) and torque of 432 lb-ft (586 Nm). Just like the expected range, the fuel efficiency will be announced closer to launch.
Regenerative braking is the next exclusive feature in the CT6 hybrid. It will use the help of the iBooster and Electronic Stability Program in order to deliver optimum energy recovery. The system also provides better brake pedal feel and improved stop-start operation.
CT6 PHEV will have three operating modes: Normal, Sport and Hold, and will also feature Regen on Demand. The latter will allow for temporarily regeneration of energy which will be transformed in electricity and then stored into the battery pack. In fact, Regen on Demand is for more spirited driving and is engaged via steering-wheel paddle shifters.
So far so good, but I'm wondering whether Cadillac will apply this PHEV tendency onto its other models.