Cortec, Cadillac, Joel Hoffman discussed on Sip Northwest Live
Also read the latest automotive news. Plus, we'll see the latest videos and this week we actually launched our tech website for Cortec called test miles and miles. Now also has video player of all the latest Caltech on it. So you can watch those videos, including the Audi seven matrix headlight, which we gotta test in Napa Valley, which is one of the pieces of tech you're talking about. And of course, our auto expert is also across the social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and that's also the best way to send us messages. You can send messages there. The whole thi will answer your questions. One lady his here to answer all of our tech questions. Miriam joie she's in the studio with us. We're talking about Cortec in the way is advanced one area of cortex. It's really making me happy is that for elderly people. My dad is in his late. Seventies scares the living. He be out of me when he drives and the cause in the tech is actually saving him. But he drives because wondering how the lane is something he he was a shop is totally shed at one point. He was the best driver. He was amazing individual. But as you said SUV what's going on the road? You'll sense. The will diminish is a little bit you'll skills on shop. So one way in which we can feel safer about putting parents in vehicles is by the advanced tag. Although there's a caveat that goes with that it has to do everything for you. You can't have tech that you have to interact because he still has trouble signing off the web. If I give him a call that takes too much input with. It's going to be something like a Subaru forester where the cars get to tell him if something's not right rather than having to push a series of buttons to find it out. So that's one of the new things. All right. Joining us on the phone is Joel Hoffman. He is from Cadillac and one of the big pieces of news that we had at the Detroit auto show that just previously went by was the moment of the new Cadillac XT six that was next five four. And now the six the big boy, so Joel is the set of Cadillacs complete. I think at this point in the near future our fleet of crossovers is fairly complete. There's always the potential for new products in the future. But with the x t four joining the fold this past fall the x t five volume leader, no XT6.. I think in our view, we've fairly well covered. The different customers that we're looking to please with our product line. So tell us about the six because this is the big boy in the family, right? This is the the big family. Yeah. It is obviously the five is our to roll by passenger version. And now the XT6. comes in because we had a bit of an opening in our showroom the space between the x t five, and of course, the escalating the larger differently constructed vehicle left some room for the XT6. the XT6. brings in a three little vehicle sitting for either six or seven passengers, and what we really went after was a third role that was really comfortable and spacious needs to be usable some of the offerings in this space in the market have third rose that they just aren't as. Starting really that. Usable an adult perspective that's on the part of the the market that we wanted to fulfill an only provide that catalog experience with headroom and spacious third-row that would really useful both couples going out for dinner together three couples or. You've got room for a long weekend with lots of cargo. But whatever you may be in. A course this. With this new product laughter actor families who have a number of kids or kids with transit. They're picking up and and taking them and their stuff with what families do one of the big bombshells that got dropped just before the Detroit show was the Cadillac looking to going electric, but this vehicle as it stands. Is it going to be gasoline? Is it going to be hybrid the XT6.? Do we know how it's going to be powered? Yeah. As it stands it's powered in the US with a three point six liter v six it's three hundred ten horsepower. And two hundred seventy one hundred seventy one foot. That is our standard powertrain. There are something's going on with Cadillac. Doc, going electric in the future in and those things involve other products. We aren't really free to talk about all those are standard offering here is three ten horse with. Think really does meet the need. Looking for Joel thanksgiving part of you talk to us. You're listening to our auto expect the new XT6. arriving.