There was a time when the terms luxury and eco couldn’t stand to be in the same room, but Cadillac has changed that for good. Next year the American luxury brand will release their new hybrid sedan CT6 Plug-In Hybrid. In the past, I really think consumers were sort of turned off by the term hybrid because of the lack of knowledge or the assumption these cars couldn’t fall into the performance category. Which in the beginning might have been a very true inference, but hybrids have come a very long way since the very first Toyota Prius. Years ago luxury brands never even thought to become apart of the hybrid auto market, but as years go by consumers are getting more educated about emissions & climate change. Professional Millennials for the most part are wanting the best of both worlds in cars luxury & eco-friendly and with the release of the CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID Cadillac just might be on to something golden.
The CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID will go from 0 to 60 in about 5.2 seconds with 335 hp, now that’s pretty impressive for a car of its size. Cadillac estimates the total range of driving miles is about 400 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas, including the brands estimated 30 miles of electric range. In my opinion, these are some pretty good numbers since we are talking about a luxury sedan with an impressive amount of power. Now I’m sure the big question is how is this wonderful driving machine powered? There is a 18.4 kWh Lithium Ion battery and an enhanced variable transmission (EVT), which Cadillac states it combines responsive performance, precision engineering and one of the world’s most advanced hybrid systems. This all sounds great, but what I think is ground-breaking about the CT6 Hybrid is Lithium Ion battery can be partially charged through automatic regenerative braking that recaptures and stores energy normally lost during braking and coasting. Now that is what I call innovative technology at its very best. I can’t wait to see this cool American eco luxury car up close. Cadillac’s CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID is set to release in Spring 2017, MSRP starting at $75,095.