The 2017 Cadillac CT6 has launched the Cadillac brand in China, hitting the market before it goes on sale in the United States. Manufactured by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, the CT6 also features a new hybrid model. As a result of the new hybrid model and new energy credits that come with it, the CT6 will be built solely in China.
Although the CT6 will be sold in both markets, General Motors isn’t expecting similar sales from both countries.
“China has tremendous government incentives to produce what they call NEV – new energy vehicles – and they give tremendous financial incentive to every customer that buys one of these,” said David Leone, executive chief engineer of Cadillac.
There are currently two CT6 trims available. The first packs a twin turbocharged 3L V6 capable of producing 405 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The second trim packs a turbocharged 2L four cylinder engine that pushes out 275 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. The Cadillac CT6 PHEV will be added to the line later this summer.
Bigger is still better in China and considering the CT6 is larger than the vast majority of its competitors, odds are it’ll be a hit.
We here at Crest Cadillac can’t wait for the 2017 Cadillac CT6 to land in the United States!