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PHOTO CAPTION: GM will import Chinese-made Cadillac CT6

GM to Import Cadillac Plug-In

Capable of up to 30 miles of electric-mode driving, the plug-in version of the CT6 will be manufactured in GM's Shanghai assembly plant.

Published: 21-Jan-2016

With Beijing slapping heavy import duties on 'foreign' made automobiles, carmakers like General Motors who are eager to capture their share of market have built selected models inside the communist nation. None of those vehicles have been imported outside of Asia. That's about to change.

GM just announced that they plan to import in the USA the plug-in hybrid version of the 2017 Cadillac CT6, pictured above. The non-hybrid model will still be built in the USA at GM's Detroit assembly plant.

Similar to the Chevy Volt extended-range electric hybrid, the larger, heavier CT6 will use a turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine generator in combination with two 100 hp electric motors. The 18.4kWh lithium-ion battery will give the four-door luxury sedan a range of up to 30 miles in EV-mode. Top speed on electric-only power is 75 mph. In hybrid-mode, this doubles to 150 mph. Zero to sixty is said to be 5.3 seconds.

Pricing and availability have not yet been announced, but the non-plug-in models are priced at $56,490 for the 3.6-liter V6 model with all-wheel drive, while the twin-turbo V6 model with all-wheel drive is priced $65,390. The previous Cadillac plug-in, the ELR is priced close to this number.

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