Monday, April 20, 2015

Cadillac CT6 PHEV

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Cadillac has introduced a plug-in hybrid of the new CT6 sedan.
This is one model introduced in China we are getting for sure in the US.

It has an all electric range of 37 miles. (Which is pretty good, since the S-Class hybrid gets about half)
And a total power of 335HP. With a 2.0 Liter Turbo engine.

It all sounds pretty good.

It was introduced in Shanghai by Cadillac's new obnoxious boss Johan de Nysschen.
The same guy who was putting down the Volt a while ago, while he was working for Audi. By saying: "No one is going to pay a $15 000 premium for a car that competes with a Corolla. So there are not enough idiots who will buy it".
He is now selling us that similar technology in a Cadillac.

By the way, I am posting this "new" pic of the CT6. (At least new to me, I had not seen it before)
I think from that angle, this car looks terrible. And cheap.
I really wanted to like it a lot. But this makes the conservative 6 year old A8 look futuristic.
I just cannot imagine this really competing in that same class.

I wonder how many idiots De Nysschen will find this time around.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This time he'll need to find idiots with a lot more money. From what I've seen, that kind is easier to come by... car looks utterly uninspired.

MrMike said...

You're right, the Audis look far more sophisticated, and expensive, like they are worth the money. This looks like it could have come from the same designers as the Chrysler k-cars, just a year 2000 interpretation of them. From this angle it looks like a chinese knock-off of the Avalon. Shame on them. It's one thing to take a good looking design and make it in multiple sizes (Audi, MB), but why make a turd in three sizes?

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a terrible look at all. It's pretty nice actually, with a couple bad parts, IMO. But it's very much on the dated side, and it's certainly not going to be turning a lot of heads.

GM design is really at an all-time low, IMO. There's some good stuff, but way too much bad.