In the months leading up to the debut of the Cadillac CT6, all signs pointed to a twin-turbo V6 with a plug-in hybrid system. Only half of that came true in New York, so what happened?

Back in October, GM president Mark Reuss said that the CT6 would be fitted with a plug-in hybrid system good for a 75 MPH run on electric power alone and an unknown range. That was re-confirmed earlier this year by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, but there was no word on the hybrid setup this week in New York.

According to sources speaking with Jalopnik, Cadillac has another market to focus on: China. So after this week's big reveal in NYC, the hybrid version is planned to be shown at the Shanghai Auto Show in a few weeks.

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Additionally, the CT6 hybrid is apparently just the opening salvo in Cadillac's electrification plans. There's no all-electric Caddy in the near-term, but de Nysschen tells Bloomberg that, "we will roll out plug-in hybrids across our portfolio."


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