Cadillac Yanks CT6 Plug-In from U.S. Market
Cadillac is, well, pulling the plug on the only electrified vehicle in its U.S. lineup.
The Cadillac CT6 Plug-In won’t be available in America for the 2019 model year. The CT6 Plug-In is built in China for the Chinese market. For the past few years, Cadillac has imported it to the U.S., but that’s ending now.
Cadillac got rid of its ELR plug-in hybrid in 2016, and this latest move leaves the luxury brand without any green-energy vehicles. That puts it at a disadvantage compared to luxury competitors like Volvo, Mercedez-Benz, and BMW that offer multiple electrified options.
Cadillac insists that it won’t lag for long.
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“Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles,” a spokesperson says. “Although production of the CT6 Plug-In for North America is discontinuing for the 2019 model year, alternative fuel vehicles remain a part of our future product portfolio as we move deeper into our 10-year plan. GM has committed to 20 electric vehicles by 2023, some of which will be Cadillacs.”
For 2018, the CT6 Plug-In carried an MSRP of $76,090. It offered 31 miles of electric-only range and 400 miles of total range. The EPA rated the car’s fuel economy at 65 MPGe. The CT6 Plug-In’s powertrain — two electric motors and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine — produced a combined 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque.
In contrast to the plug-in hybrid’s demise, the regular CT6 is getting a refresh for 2019. In addition, the model is getting an all-new CT6-V high-performance trim with a new twin-turbo V8 engine.
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