Big things is the subtitle for episode 286, as Benjamin and Sami drive and dive into a pair of new SUVs on the road. First up Benjamin discusses the 2023 Cadillac Escalade V, a large barge of a truck with nearly 50 percent more supercharged power than the normal Escalade. He describes what its like to wield that much force when you're piloting such an enormous vehicle. As usual, there are a more than a few tangents about related vehicles and the latest updates to GM's Super Cruise feature.
Then Sami returns from Spain where he drove the new 2023 Range Rover Sport, including its impressive (to him) PHEV model. Sami answers the ever-important question of "Whats the deal with the Range Rover Sport anyways?" by telling you about its price, seat configuration and other products at Jaguar-Land Rover, before getting distracted by a LIGHTNING ROUND of Detroit Auto Show news.
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- First Drive: 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport PHEV — The latest trend in the automotive industry is to tough up a utility vehicle and sell it at a premium price as an aspirational object to those with deep pockets. Sometimes it doesn’t feel quite genuine; other times it feels like blatantly cashing in on a fad. But Range Rover has been offering high-end, go-anywhere kinds of SUVs for decades, allowing the company a bit more flexibility regarding how to stand out. The solution seems to be electrification, with our first taste coming with the Range Rover Sport Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV).
- Review: The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Is a Roadgoing Mega Yacht With Rocket Power — The Saturn V was the king of all rockets, a towering, 363-foot monument to escaping the surly bonds of Earth, its 7.6 million pounds of thrust defying not just gravity but also its own 3,100 tons of mass on the way towards pushing manned spaceflight further into the solar system than ever before. Back on the surface of our planet, Cadillac has just unveiled its own ultra-heavy rocket: the Escalade-V, a startling merger of the brand’s largest sport-utility vehicle and its most powerful supercharged V8 engine.
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