AutoComplete for July 13, 2016: Nissan's ProPILOT will fly through Japanese trafficNissan unveils its semi-autonomous driving system for Japan. Plus, Tesla rolls out a cheaper Model X and Mercedes designs a high-end golf cart. Seriously.
Welcome to Road Show's Auto Complete. I'm Anton Goodwin, it's the 13th of July, 2016, and here's what's making the news. Nissan became the first Japanese automaker to release a semi-autonomous highway driving system. Propilot will handle the throttle, breaks, and steering in a single lane, easing driver workload on long hauls, or jam packed commutes. While it's only in Japan to start, Nissan says there are plans to bring the system to the US, Europe, and China in the coming years. If you're interested in an electric SUV your options are limited and the cost of entry is high. But it's now a bit lower thanks to Tesla. It's rolling out a model X with a 60 kilowatt hour battery which should be good for about 200 miles of range. It will set you back $74,000 which represents a $9,000 drop over the former base model, the model X75D. Mercedes Benz makes a wide variety of vehicles but a golf cart, the German auto maker can now add that to its list thanks to its latest debut. It features a carbon fiber roof, a refrigerator under the bench seat and a rear spoiler that doubles as golf bag storage. There's also a 10.1 touch screen inside. With 50 miles of electric range its the fanciest way to play 18. Only two will be built for now but if demands there Mercedes will abide. Cheap cars don't have to be boring and our latest shoot out video is proof of that. We drove the Honda Civic LX coupe and the Volkswagen Golf TSI S 2 door to see if you can have a practical ride that's fun on the side without breaking the bank. It was one of our closes comparisons yet, but which one walked away the winner? You'll have to watch the shootout to find out. All that and more at the Road Show dot com, we'll talk to you tomorrow.