AutoComplete: Cadillac's Escala concept gives us a look at the future of Caddy designMercedes unveils a car that's more like a land yacht, and Sony finally debuts a head unit with smartphone connectivity.
Today is August 19 and here's what's making news on Road Show. Cadillac has a history of making beautiful concept cars and the new Escala is no exception. It's six inches longer than the current CT6 and the interior features three curved outlet screens that can be manipulated using voice, touch, or gesture controls. Sadly, Cadillac also has a history of never producing its concept cars but this one lease is hoping that the company will change course and bring this flagship to production. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach is here and it's- Huge. This 19 foot land yacht packs an all-electric drive train good for 738 horsepower and over 200 miles of range. The interior is positively futuristic, with a windscreen that doubles as a display, and sensors that monitor your vitals. But a body that screams Art Deco masterpiece. There's no way you wouldn't feel like the king of the world in this car. Well done, Mercedes. If you want an older car that supports Apple car plate or Android auto, you need that to the [UNKNOWN] market. But head units with that tech will run you more than $700. That's no longer the case, thanks to Sony's XAV-AX100 head unit. It costs just $499 and you get all Android Auto and Apple Carplay along with bluetooth and an input for a backup camera. The system goes on sale in North America this November. Find more on these stories at the roadshow.com and we'll speak to you again on Monday.