Main theme: We share our impressions of the sporty Cadillac CT4 luxury sedan as we finish up testing.

We also discuss the latest in a series of virtual launches with GM’s unveiling of the Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV planned for late 2022 production and early 2023 availability. Does this seem a bit early for an unveiling? Or is it really about confirming GM’s commitment to the EV market?

Driven this week: 2020 Cadillac CT4

Audience Questions
• What are the advantages of an 800-volt electric vehicle architecture?
• Are padded seat belt covers a good way to prevent injury in a crash?
• How should “snowbirds” protect cars left parked for long periods of time?
• What are good SUV choices for a changing family?

Talking Cars panelists: Mike Monticello, Jen Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar.
Talking Cars panelists Mike Monticello, Jen Stockburger, and Gabe Shenhar.

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• Nissan Leaf Plus, Camper Towing, Financing, episode 267
• Used Cars for Teens, Chevrolet Trailblazer, episode 266
• Kia K5 and Porsche Taycan, episode 265
• Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport, episode 264
• Driving the Tesla Model Y, episode 263


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