Cadillac is discontinuing the CT6 Plug-in hybrid for the 2019 model year. Although it did not provide its reasons for killing the CT6 plug-in, Cadillac says it is still committed to alternative power sources for its vehicles.

GM Authority was the first to receive a comment from the brand:

"Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles," Cadillac told the publication. "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. Cadillac will also continue to be the spearhead brand for many of the company's technologies, such as Super Cruise and V2X."

Ringing in at around $80,000, the CT6 plug-in is good for 31 miles of pure electric range and 65 MPGe. It shares its 18.4 kWh battery with the Chevy Volt but attaches it to its own 2.0-liter LTG engine. The motor and engine combine for a total of 335 hp and 432 lb-ft of torque.

The CT6 Plug-in followed the Cadillac ELR. That plug-in was more plainly based on the Chevy Volt, but also started at around $75,000. Launched in 2014 and sold until 2016, Cadillac made fewer than 3,000 in that time.

Although it was an improvement over the ELR, the CT6 Plug-in will apparently suffer the same fate: living in obscurity and dying before its time.

[source: GM Authority]