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Monday, April 20, 2015

Cadillac CT6 PHEV

cadillac ct6 2016 autoshow new hybrid
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.

Buick Verano

buick verano new 2016 autoshow shanghai
This is, so far, known as the Chinese model.
But you know this will end up here soon. And looking pretty much the same.

The Chinese version is powered by a small 1.5 Liter Turbo with 166HP.
Which might be replaced her by the larger 2.0 Liter Turbo.
it looks fine. But really.... Nothing amazing.

More on this, including interior shots, very soon.