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Cadillac To Release PHEV Version Of Upcoming CT6 Luxury Sedan

Cadillac’s soon-to-be-released large rear-wheel-drive sedan, the CT6, will be available in a plug-in electric version as well as a conventional one, according to recent press reports.

The announcement isn’t exactly a surprise of course, as Cadillac’s ambitions with regard to the EV/PHEV market have been known for some time now, and a similar model was more or less hinted at by the company’s CEO last year.

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The CT6 range will reportedly be based around V-6 and V-8 gasoline variants, with the plug-in hybrid model/mode being a supplement to these.

The range will also reportedly be manufactured at the same Detroit-Hamtramck plant where production of the Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR range-extended EVs are currently based.

Green Car Reports provides more:

The plug-in hybrid CT6 was confirmed to The Detroit News and other outlets on Wednesday by Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of global product development, to analysts and investors at the company’s global business conference.

The Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid will compete with the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid, now on sale, and the new 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid that just went on sale in Germany. That plug-in S-Class will reach the US market next spring.

Audi and BMW will also introduce various plug-in hybrids, though BMW’s first is likely to be a version of its X5 crossover utility vehicle rather than a luxury sedan.

So the competition will certainly be high. With Cadillac’s recent “missteps” (with regard to the ELR) in mind, it’ll be interesting to see how the PHEV CT6 ends up. The next few years should do a lot to sort the field out, and clarify where the industry is going.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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