2020 Cadillac XT6: Family of Seven

It feels like an extended hiatus since I last had the gratification of experiencing the sensation of a newfangled Cadillac and the usual pleasantries offered to customers. Thankfully, the luxury auto brand has restructured corporately, guided attention towards product launches, and set higher goals for owner loyalty and retention. A direct result of the refreshing game plan is the premium 2020 Cadillac XT6 which was highlighted recently from The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown during the national press drive.

Cadillac is in launch mode and will release a new ride to the marketplace every six months through 2021. With the expansion plan, the XT6 joins a family portfolio that includes the segment-leading XT4, a revitalized XT5, and the indomitable Escalade. The pinnacle of Cadillac mobility also includes an EV future and the extension of Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving which the XT6 will receive eventually. Although, I am very apprehensive with my vehicle taking over the cognition required for safe and harmonious driving. Hopefully, this will be an option. [Read more…]

2019 Cadillac XT4 Crossover: Detroit’s New Edition

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

It’s been a while since we’ve witnessed a new vehicle launch from the historic 116-year old Cadillac brand. But rest assured that the next gen product to represent the American luxury automotive sector is designed for ultimate satisfaction. To experience the global media event Automotive Rhythms headed out West for the Seattle inauguration of the all-new 2019 XT4 luxury crossover. Offered in Sport, Premium Luxury and Luxury renditions, designers referred to the newfangled Caddy as the puppy stage of the full-size Escalade SUV.

After the evening reveal Steve Carlisle, President of Cadillac, explained to a full house of journalists the company’s 10-year market plan which is now in year 4. The premise is to continue communicating with interested consumers, embolden leadership and expand beneficial offerings which will lead to new Cadillac edition every 6 months for the next few years. This timeline also incorporates the replacement of current sedan models. Since the demand for innovative SUVs and crossovers is heightened I would expect more of the same in the area of the XT series. [Read more…]

2016 Washington Auto Show: Explore Your Imagination

What’s headed down the road at the 2016 Washington Auto Show? Well, Kimatni Rawlins, Leeann Brzozowski and Automotive Rhythms invite you behind the scenes to witness the latest technologies, luxuries and necessities shaping your new ride. We hope you are looking forward to next month when the best of international engineering convenes in the nation’s capital. So gear up and rev your emotions for the auto show in D.C. January 22nd via the 31st.

Cadillac & 100 Black Men of America Conference

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The importance of continual leadership and male role models in the lives of America’s youth is paramount. Whether it’s dad or a father figure leading the charge, every kid deserves the love, support, protection, guidance and teachings from the men who care for them. This message was driven home emphatically during the 100 Black Men of America 28th Annual Conference at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida recently. [Read more…]

2014 Cadillac CTS Sports Sedan: Performance Luxury Redefined

2014 Cadillac CTSThe focus points for the all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS are its twin-turbo V6 engine and 8-speed transmission, both firsts for the domestic luxury brand. More importantly, they are the two most definable changes for this new generation midsize luxury sedan. It outputs 420 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque respectively and has allowed the CTS Vsport to clock an 8:14.10 lap time at Germany’s world-famous Nürburgring. Not bad at all for a gentlemen driver’s car. [Read more…]