Month: July 2020

Cadillac’s Lyriq Electric Luxury SUV Will Debut on August 6

  • Cadillac announces that the Lyriq, a new electric luxury SUV, will debut on August 6.
  • This will be the first fully electric vehicle from GM’s high-end automobile brand.
  • The vehicle will be the first to launch with GM’s Ultium battery architecture.

    In a teaser video, Cadillac has revealed that it will unveil the upcoming Lyric electric luxury SUV on August 6 at 7 p.m. ET. The vehicle will be the first from parent company GM to use the automaker’s new Ultium battery technology.

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    Cadillac states that in addition to seeing the show vehicle, the automaker will also share “the next chapter for the brand.” It will likely be about the move to electric vehicles and possibly include information about

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    2021 Ford F-150 Will Offer Desk-Like Surface, Sleeper Seats

    • Ford is introducing new features in the 2021 F-150 that aim to make it easier to work out of your truck and relax in the cabin.
    • The optional Interior Work Surface creates a sort of desk-like flat surface between the front seats.
    • The optional Max Recline Seats fold nearly flat to give you a comfy place for some shut-eye.

      Today’s full-size pickup trucks already offer nearly everything but the kitchen sink, and the 2021 Ford F-150 is now attempting to become even more like your home or your office. Newly optional features include a foldable shifter and center console that creates a sort of desk or table, and lay-flat front seats that create a place to rest.

      The so-called Interior Work Surface (pictured above) is an option for all trim levels of the 2021 F-150. In models equipped with bucket front seats, it’s enabled by a movable console-mounted shift lever

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      2021 Ford F-150’s New Tailgate Is Construction Site Ready

      • The 2021 Ford F-150 will offer several new functions on its tailgate to boost its usability on job sites.
      • New features on the tailgate include cleats on either side of the tailgate to tie down long items and pockets to attach clamps.
      • The cleats and clamp pockets will come on every F-150’s tailgate, but other features that are part of the tailgate’s work surface, such as pencil holders and a ruler, are optional.

        As the pickup wars have heated up in recent years, the tailgate has become the latest battleground. GMC recently began offering the innovative MultiPro tailgate on the Sierra, and Ram came out last year with its own multifunction tailgate on the 1500. Now, the 2021 Ford F-150 will offer its own tailgate whose functionality has the job site in mind.

        Every F-150 tailgate will come with cleats mounted to the sides of the tailgate. When the tailgate

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        2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Is Less of an Overhaul Than We Expected

        • The massively popular Ford F-150 pickup is new for 2021 with some added work-oriented productivity features, larger touchscreens, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain.
        • Four gasoline engines and one diesel are carried over from the previous generation, and the new hybrid model has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The electric version of the pickup isn’t coming for a couple more years.
        • The 2021 Ford F-150 will arrive this fall, and pricing is expected to start at around $30,000 for the XL model and reach upwards of $70,000 for the Limited model.

          Ford is introducing the 2021 F-150 as an all-new truck. But when you get down to the details and look at this new generation of the best-selling truck, it doesn’t actually seem all that changed from the 2020 model. There have been a few exterior tweaks, the addition of some useful productivity features, bigger touchscreens, and the addition of a

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          How Does it Compare to the Competition?

          • The Ford F-150 is all new for the 2021 model year, with a new hybrid powertrain option and more standard features.
          • One of these features is the latest Sync 4 infotainment system, which Ford says has twice the computing power of the previous Sync 3.
          • Ford also announced at the launch on June 25 that the new truck will have SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L, which adds more choices by combining on-demand and live-streaming content.

            When you look at a new truck, and in this case it’s the just-revealed 2021 Ford F-150, you want to know how capable it is—and one big part of a modern truck’s value to the customer is found in that infotainment screen right up front. The truck wars are in full swing, so we wondered, how much of an upgrade is the new F-150’s infotainment system compared with the 2020 model, and how well does

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            Rivian R1T Electric Truck Filmed in Desert Testing

            • Rivian has just shared this video of the upcoming R1T electric pickup testing in the desert.
            • The video shows the all-wheel-drive-truck taking on dirt tracks and crawling over rocks.
            • The R1T is expected to begin production in 2021.

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              Rivian’s R1T electric pickup seems to be coming along well. The electric-vehicle startup shared a video today of the truck blasting around corners in the desert and even pulling off some rock crawling.

              The camouflaged Rivian truck was taken to the Arizona desert for off-road testing last weekend. The result is a lot of slow-motion shots of dirt being kicked into the air. Sadly the video does not show off the vehicle’s ability to pull off a tank turn.

              The Rivian

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