Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid discontinued
Despite previous reports, it will not return for 2019
The Cadillac CT6 Hybrid will no longer be sold in the US after the 2018 models run out. The luxury plug-in hybrid sedan will not make it to Cadillac's 2019 lineup.
The short-lived model, available with 335 horsepower and 432 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and an 18.4 kWh battery pack, was only available in the US market for two years. Cadillac confirmed with GM Authority that it would be leaving the 2019 lineup, saying, "For 2019, our focus for CT6 in North America is the launch of the comprehensive 2019 midcycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan."
However, Cadillac did want to reassure customers that it was still on board with electrification. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles. Although production of the CT6 Plug-In for North America is discontinuing for the 2019 model year, alternative fuel vehicles remain a part of our future product portfolio as we move deeper in to our 10-year plan," a spokesperson told GM Authority.
The CT6 Hybrid will live on in China, where it is required to be part of the fleet in accordance with government rules. It is also believed that trade tariffs with China killed it off, as GM Authority points out that it was slated for 2019 as recently as July.