- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
It wasn’t the first time I had seen the Cadillac XT6. I’d seen plenty of it in photos, but I had also seen it in the metal more on more than one occasion. But this time, I saw a trio of them. In traffic. In Sport trim with dark pewter paint. No longer did I see a big SUV that departed from the elegance that was the CTS and the XT4 with their swooping lines and big boomerang headlights for no good reason. Well, I did still see that departure, but there was more of a reason.
While the words “Tesla-Fighter” get thrown around an awful lot these days, it is true that the brand is becoming the benchmark for EVs. For image, even if not always for timeliness. A new report says that Cadillac will be the General’s lead EV brand, with a new model incoming to be that Tesla-Fighter.
Four-wheel steering was once a gimmick, a not-quite-ready technology most famously embraced by Japanese sports cars at the beginning of the ’90s before eventually fading from the market. Revived on occasion in the ensuing decades — perhaps most notably by GM’s ‘QuadraSteer’ pickups — it has seen a surge in applications in recent years, especially among luxury brands.
There was once a time, just after the turn of the Millennium, when Cadillac’s performance credentials were buried so far in its past that the chance of its core group of customers listing ‘driving thrills’ as the reason why they bought their car was next to zero.
Automobiles are much more than just an engine, transmission, interior and tires. They are full of the latest technology and incredible innovations that make vehicles smarter, more efficient and safer.
We applaud every manufacturer’s efforts to improve their vehicles, but some innovations really stand out from the crowd. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of the 10 of the best innovations from this year that you might find on your next new car. Here are the 10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018, in no particular order.