Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid axed from 2019 range in the US

The Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid, the only electrified model in the Cadillac range, is getting chopped in the US for the 2019 model year.

Unlike other Cadillac CT6 models sold in the US, the PHEV variant is made in China, its primary market. With the car’s high price, low sales and the ongoing trade war initiated by President Donald Trump, GM has decided to pull the plug (sorry) on the CT6 PHEV.

“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. GM has committed to 20 electric vehicles by 2023, some of which will be Cadillacs,” a spokesperson for Cadillac told GM Authority.

The Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid had a 2L turbo I4 and an electric motor making a total of 335hp (250kW) and 432 lb-ft (586Nm). An 18.4kWh battery from the Chevrolet Volt meant a 31mi (50km) EV range, and EPA estimated 65MPGe rating.

Source: GM Authority