We kicked off this week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast discussing a couple of 2021 virtual reveals: Lexus IS and Nissan Rogue. We arrived a consensus that the 2021 Nissan Rogue is a big deal as a next-gen vehicle and that the 2021 Lexus IS is phoning it in.
Everything is new on Rogue — plus it gets some nifty new tech — whereas the IS gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto — and not much else.
Damon and Tom discussed the new Volkswagen Atlas Sport Cross, and I had nothing to add because I haven’t driven it, and, frankly, I don’t really like the three-row Atlas. And that’s coming from a Volkswagen owner. I do get the Sport Cross as a test vehicle in a couple weeks, so maybe it’ll surprise me, but until then, meh.
The best part of the show, however, included our guest Jeff Miller, the Super Cruise program engineering manager at General Motors. He tells us a bit more about this self-driving assist technology and updates us on what’s coming for 2021. I’ve had the chance to test Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6, going from Chicago to Milwaukee and back, and it’s pretty damn cool. With some of the enhancements, it’s going to be even cooler.
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