Cadillac Pulls the Plug on CT6 Hybrid in the U.S.
General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will discontinue the plug-in hybrid variant of its CT6 luxury sedan in the U.S. when supplies of the 2018 model run out.
GM builds the hybrid CT6 exclusively in China, where the model will continue to be sold. U.S. tariffs on products imported from China likely fueled the vehicle’s demise in the American market.
GM launched production of the CT6 hybrid in 2016. Teaming a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with two electric motors and an 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery, the vehicle delivers more than double the fuel economy of the base CT6 and can travel nearly 40 miles in electric-only mode.
The engineers at Munro & Associates have taken a perfectly sound BMW i3 and taken it apart. Completely apart. And they are impressed with what they’ve discovered about how the EV is engineered.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).