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    Auto News in 2 Minutes: MINI, Hyundai, Cadillac

    Each week, our veteran radio news journalist, Laura Reynolds, brings interviews with top auto industry execs to CarProUSA. You can hear her latest Auto News shorts right here. In a hurry? Then you'll love these 1-2 minute interview segments.

    Segment Transcript

    I’m Laura Reynolds with CarProUSA.com. The MINI Takes the States road trip benefiting Best Friend's Animal Society has just wrapped up for this year. This year's route started in Vermont and trailed south along the East Coast with the final destination in South Carolina.  MINI owners from all over the country  participated and a lot of them brought their pets along. Automotive expert Nik Miles participated in this year's road trip and has advice if you plan of road tripping with your dog this summer. Miles: "First of all you know make sure you do little trips with the puppy the first time out, a big road trip isn't a fair thing to do.  Make sure the air conditioning is right for the puppy, where the puppy is sitting before you think about yourself. It's stressful for them you shouldn't be taking them out on a long road trip first of all.  Maybe little runs to the store and back first of all, I mean the idea out there is big trips for a dog for the first time they get super nervous and they get ready to throw up so think about their comfort before you think about anything else. People are doing MINI Takes the States, they're taking their dogs along because their dogs are ready for road trips. The idea of course is that your dog should know what a road trip is all about so maybe just running to the store and trying them out a little bit before you head out on the road is a good way to start start it out.”  See pictures of this year's road trip at MINI.com. 

    Hyundai Motor has released the all-electric IONIQ 6. The interior features customizable lighting and has sustainable materials applied throughout, keeping with Hyundai’s commitment to clean mobility goals. It has a single curved aerodynamic profile with crafted contours that create Hyundai’s lowest drag coefficient of point 21. 

    The first Cadillac Escalade-V is arriving late this year. The Escalade-V has a hand-built 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine with an available 682-horsepower. The Escalade-V also has 653 foot pounds of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 in under 4.4 seconds. Starting MSRP is $149,990. 

    For more information on these and other vehicles, check out CarProUSA.com. With Today’s Auto News, I’m Laura Reynolds.   

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    Photo Credit: MINI