GM Volt Forum: Cadillac CT6 Hybrid Currently Testing

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A fleet of the upcoming Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) is being tested on the East Coast, according to recent comments on an online electric car forum. To be more specific here, a user going by “mczajka” on the GM Volt forums commented recently that s/he was told, in person, by an employee at GM’s Baltimore Operations plant, that roughly a week previous to the conversation in question, 5 or 6 Cadillac CT6 PHEVs were brought to the facility. Employees were then given the opportunity test drive the plug-ins apparently — suggesting that the model is currently undergoing testing.

The only solid comment that he could get from the employee in question was, apparently, that it was a “big car; a lot of power”. Hmmm. Going by our recent test-drive review of the Cadillac ELR that doesn’t sound half bad…

There are a couple of responses to the posting that are worth highlighting here. For exampl, “Raymondjram” commented that:

    The Cadillac CT6 Hybrid is way overdue. It should be out by April or May 2016, probably at the same time as the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid. Both sedans are new siblings to the 2016 Chevy Volt, and if both are successfull in sales, we expect GM will put their Voltec power trains into other models, especially SUVs, CUVs and trucks. The smaller sedans and compacts will become hybrids or full BEVs as the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV.

“Taser54” then immediately contradicted him though, stating that:

    North America won’t get the (Cadillac CT6 Hybrid) until spring 2017, IIRC. The ICE-only CT6 is scheduled to be produced next spring.

Does anyone out there have any connections that can confirm, for sure, when the 2017 Cadillac CT6 hybrid is expected to arrive at dealers? Let us know in the comments section, below.

 

Originally published by EVObsession.

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