Cadillac XT6 teased ahead of Detroit Auto Show debut

first_imgEnlarge ImageThe Cadillac XT6 will offer three rows of seats. Cadillac We’ll see Cadillac’s new XT6 crossover this weekend, ahead of its official 2019 Detroit Auto Show debut. And to get The Interwebs all stoked about its big unveiling, Cadillac tweeted the teaser image you see here on Friday, showing the XT6’s front end.As you can see, the XT6 looks… like a Cadillac. That is to say, it has slim headlights, complemented by long, vertical LED running lights. The upper grille looks to be pretty large, with smaller openings around the running lights, as well as along the lower fascia.We don’t have any official XT6 details just yet, but we know it’ll be a three-row crossover, likely with either turbocharged I4 or V6 power. The XT6 will slot between the five-passenger XT5 and full-size Escalade in Cadillac’s SUV lineup, and it’ll battle the Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX, not to mention the forthcoming Lincoln Aviator.Stay tuned for the XT6’s official reveal this weekend. Tags 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Detroit Auto Show 2019 May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch 10 Photos reading • Cadillac XT6 teased ahead of Detroit Auto Show debut Detroit Auto Show 2019 Cadillac 40 Photos Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 26 Photos 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 52 Photos Share your voice The 2019 Cadillac XT4 is a handsome luxury crossover More From Roadshow 4 GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks • 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 71 Photos Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Share your voice Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicagocenter_img 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous More From Roadshow Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos Car Industry Tags Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Comments 18 Photos Comments See All Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Crossovers Luxury cars SUVs 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  12 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 81 Photos 4 Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 68 Photos 49 Photos Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. Lincoln Cadillac Infiniti Lexus Acura,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker.last_img read more

ASEAN set to issue sternest statement on Rakhine crisis

first_imgASEAN leaders gather for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore on 13 November 2018. Photo: ReutersSoutheast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting a stronger line being taken within the group.The draft of the chairman’s statement, which was reviewed by Reuters but may change before it is delivered by host Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong at the close of meetings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the situation in Rakhine State was a “matter of concern”.The Singapore government did not immediately comment on the draft statement.A final statement could be issued after the ASEAN leaders start their meeting late on Tuesday.Myanmar government spokesman Zaw Htay did not answer calls seeking comment on the summit message.A UN report in August detailed mass killings and gang rapes with genocidal intent in a Myanmar military crackdown that began in 2017 and drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine into neighbouring Bangladesh. It called for its commander-in-chief and five generals to be prosecuted under international law.Myanmar has denied most of the allegations in the report.Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who will be joining the summit in Singapore, has been widely criticised for her handling of the crisis.Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, ASEAN’s seniormost leader, was scathing about the Nobel peace laureate on Tuesday when asked about the situation in Myanmar.”It would seem that Aung San Suu Kyi is trying to defend what is indefensible,” the 93-year-old told reporters in Singapore. “We are very disappointed, because someone who has been detained before knows the sufferings, and should not inflict it on others.”Mahathir and Suu Kyi were seated side by side at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN summit and at a welcome dinner. TV coverage showed them studiously ignoring each other.Amnesty International said on Tuesday it had withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Suu Kyi, accusing her of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya.”We called on the Independent Commission of Enquiry established by the Government of Myanmar to carry out an independent and impartial investigation of the allegations of human rights violations and related issues, and hold those responsible fully accountable,” said the ASEAN chairman’s draft statement.The Rohingya crisis is one of the biggest man-made disasters involving a member since ASEAN was founded in 1967, and it is one of the thorniest issues yet faced by a group that traditionally works by consensus and is reluctant to get involved in matters deemed internal to its members.In July, Myanmar established a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of human rights abuses in Rakhine, which includes two local and two international members from Japan and the Philippines.The draft statement repeated ASEAN’s previous calls on the importance of the repatriation of displaced persons to Myanmar, humanitarian relief and reconciliation among communities, but went further in calling for accountability for the alleged atrocities. The strengthening of rhetoric in the draft was flagged earlier this year by Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan who said his ASEAN peers had urged Myanmar to give the inquiry commission a full mandate to hold those responsible accountable.A source close to pre-summit discussions, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Singapore was leaning towards a stronger stance because it is the most internationally engaged member of ASEAN and feels responsibility as summit host to protect its credibility.It was not clear if all members of the grouping would back the sternest statement to date from ASEAN on the Rakhine issue.ASEAN’s Muslim-majority members – Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei – tend to take the toughest line on the Rohingya question, while Myanmar has close regional allies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Under military control in recent years, Thailand has also provided cover for Myanmar.last_img read more

Worker dies after shot by ward commissioners nephew

first_imgA worker was shot dead by the nephew of a ward commissioner of the capital in Sialdi village of Sirajdikhan upazila in Munshiganj on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased is Obaidul Islam, 32, son of Munsar Ali of Bajradiakhata village of Chilmari upazila.Additional police superintendent Mostafizur Rahman said after the incident the key accused Ismail Molla, and his uncle Shamim Molla, commissioner of ward No 26 of Tejgaon in the capital were on the run.Pranbondhu, inspector of police Special Branch said Shamim Molla gave his personal pistol to his nephew Ismail on Monday night. Ismail and his wife were looking at it after taking it into their hands.Ismail accidentally pressed the trigger which hit the worker on his throat leaving him severely injured.Later, the victim succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).Officer-in-charge of Sirajdikhan police station the body was sent morgue for autopsy.They also arrested Ismail Molla’s wife for interrogation, he said.last_img read more

Make a New Years Resolution to Double Check Technology Decisions Even If

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free November 11, 2015 While the fall foliage has only just peaked in Boston and we’re months away from the New Year, startups are already kicking into high-gear planning mode for 2016. By October, many entrepreneurs are laying out annual product road maps, setting sales targets and estimating staff needs. After a brief breath over the holidays, they’ll sprint into January, diving head first into their never-ending to-do lists. There are certainly cases where moving fast as a startup pays off, from responding promptly to new prospects to getting a patent filed first. But when it comes to building websites or web applications, too much rushing can cause mistakes that could cost your company dearly. In an effort to build minimum viable products and grow customer bases as quickly as possible, I see young companies sacrifice everything from code quality to presentation and make technology choices that have negative impacts on their product’s ability to survive in the event that it takes off.Related: 6 Common Misconceptions CEOs Have About Web DevelopmentWhether you’re an entrepreneur whose New Year Resolution is to start building in 2016 or a developer for a well-established, venture-backed startup working on the next iteration of an application, here are five web development mistakes to focus on eliminating in 2016:1. Blindly following Agile methodologies Following Agile principles is not a silver bullet for success. The process of always dividing a development project into a series of bite-sized tasks and writing code at a furious pace against tight deadlines can certainly help startups build quickly, but it can also result in communications failures. I see project leads have their teams building so fast in the name of Agile that they fail to understand their teams’ roles and responsibilities, put in place processes to ensure quality control or organize information sources appropriately. Collectively, this confusion can lead to products with poor code quality control that are difficult to maintain.2. Skimping on development documentation Along the same lines, founders must do more to avoid poor documentation of product development. Making code changes or identifying bugs can become nearly impossible if team members don’t have visibility into how the website or web application was created.Lack of documentation can become particularly troublesome when developer teams change in the middle of a project. If you have to bring new developers onto a project that’s already well under way, you must have documentation systems in place to ensure that they’re able to understand the code that’s already been written, allowing them to contribute without accidentally breaking the product.3. Putting front-end presentation on the back-burnerLet’s face it, developers who are incredible at creating the infrastructure, or backbone, for a web product don’t always have the best design sense. Unfortunately, startups often skimp on the time or resources needed to ensure that the product they’ve worked so hard on building has a great user-experience and front-end design.Even when building a minimum viable product, founders must take steps to ensure that it has a consistent look and feel across devices and platforms, and runs fast for users. Startups should hire someone early-on with a good design eye and user interface background to ensure that the product is one that looks and feels beautiful to the target-customer.Related: 10 Tips for Finding and Hiring a Top Developer4. Not sourcing enough user feedbackOnce a startup releases its web product, development teams don’t do as much as they could to source user feedback. Doing the occasional A/B testing post-launch is not enough. Developers must actively reach out to their user base to talk to them about what they like about the product and what needs improving.While a startup team might think they know better than its users about how a product should look and feel, the bottom line is that without happy and engaged users, you will not have a successful company. Particularly in the weeks and months immediately after launch, the more development teams can source feedback, the better.5. Making technology choices in a bubbleCompanies who do everything right and see incredible demand for their web product can become victims of their own success. While we often hear of sites going down because of cyber attacks, companies who experience an avalanche of demand can suffer application failures in the same way that Kylie Jenner’s newest app did this past September. All development technologies have their limitations, but I frequently see startups try to scale out minimum viable products built in ways that simply cannot scale. Often, a startup’s technology decisions are based on the existing knowledge of its technical members, which may be incomplete. For instance, if a startup’s chief technology officer is a Java developer, there’s a good chance that startup’s web application will be built on Java — even if Java might not be the best choice.Much like founders are always asking for advice from trusted advisors, a startup’s technical leaders should run their technology decisions by someone who knows even more than they do, whether it’s an old developer friend or one of the startup’s mentors. Double checking technology decisions before building can help startups avoid big headaches down the road.Related: The Essential Elements of Building an E-Commerce Website Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 5 min readlast_img read more