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Inkas armored Mercedes Sprinter van keeps you safe and working

Inkas armored Mercedes Sprinter van keeps you safe and working

Inkas is a company that makes armored versions of all sorts of luxury cars and vans aimed at VIPs who take their security very seriously. The company's latest product is the Inkas Mercedes Sprinter that is part limo and part mobile office. The fancy interior's most prominent feature is an L-shaped workstation at the rear designed to let a mobile executive keep working while on the road.

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Takata’s successor has another major mess on its hands, this time with seatbelts

Takata’s successor has another major mess on its hands, this time with seatbelts

Some of the biggest recalls ever seen in the automotive industry focused on defective airbags provided by Takata, now known as Joyson Safety Systems Japan. The faulty airbags hit virtually every automotive manufacturer and led to the unfortunate death of some involved in accidents in vehicles using the defective airbags. The Takata successor is in trouble again, this time for delivering as many as 9 million seatbelts that don't meet quality standards to domestic customers.

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McLaren Elva Gulf Theme to debut at Goodwood

McLaren Elva Gulf Theme to debut at Goodwood

Of all the racecar liveries ever to grace the track, one of the most attractive has always been the Gulf livery. Gulf cars are known for their baby blue and bright orange color scheme. McLaren has announced that its MSO division has built an Elva that wears the Gulf livery that will debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek. The special car celebrates a new partnership between McLaren and Gulf Oil.

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GM Factory ZERO renames an old plant for its electric future

GM Factory ZERO renames an old plant for its electric future

GM is renaming its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, with the future home of its all-electric vehicle production now being known as Factory ZERO. The new name - which hints that someone at General Motors may have watched a few too many superhero movies - was confirmed today, and is a nod to not only the zero emissions GM Ultium-based EVs will produce.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y 2021 refresh brings range, style and cabin upgrades

Tesla Model 3 and Model Y 2021 refresh brings range, style and cabin upgrades

Tesla has given its Model 3 and Model Y a refresh, with Elon Musk's most affordable cars gaining range and speed along with some trim tweaks. While Tesla prefers not to think of itself as on the same model year cadence as its automaker rivals, focusing instead on incremental updates for both software and hardware, this 2021 Model 3 and 2021 Model Y do have more upgrades than most.

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2021 Infiniti QX50 comes with new standard content and more safety features

2021 Infiniti QX50 comes with new standard content and more safety features

Infiniti has unveiled the 2021 QX50 luxury SUV. For the model year, new standard content is available on various grade levels, and a wider availability of safety features are offered across the line. Another new change is the addition of a premium Mineral Black color. The automaker has added a standard Wi-Fi hotspot on all models to offer connectivity on the go.

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The Megane eVision Concept embodies the next generation of Renault family cars

The Megane eVision Concept embodies the next generation of Renault family cars

The Renault Megane eVision is an all-electric concept vehicle. It looks pretty similar to the shape-shifting Renault Morphoz concept car unveiled in March of this year, but it actually embodies the next-generation Megane with an all-electric powertrain. And unlike the Morphoz, the Megane eVision makes do without the extending front and rear body panels.

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This Taraschi Berardo sports-hybrid is a BMW i8 underneath

This Taraschi Berardo sports-hybrid is a BMW i8 underneath

Yes, the Taraschi Berardo is the result of a mashup between a BMW i8 and some Italian flair. The Berardo is the brainchild of Tazio Tarashi, son of Italian racecar driver and car builder Berardo Taraschi. The old man dabbled in Formula 1 racing in the 1950s, and is the founder of Meccanica Taraschi, building cars from 1947 to 1961.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 finally gets a price tag

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 finally gets a price tag

Ford has priced up the 2021 Mustang Mach 1, and there's surprisingly good news if the limited-edition coupe has caught your eye. Slotting in between the Mustang Bullitt and the Shelby GT350, the Mach 1 doesn't quite hit that speed itself, but the big pricing reveal does mark the 73rd anniversary of the time Chuck Yeager did.

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Cruise just got permission to run autonomous cars without human backup

Cruise just got permission to run autonomous cars without human backup

Autonomous car company Cruise has been given permission to let loose its EVs in California without a human backup driver onboard, revealing plans to begin entirely self-driving operations by the end of the year. The General Motors-owned company - which revealed a custom-designed electric vehicle, the Cruise Origin, earlier in the year - will be diving in at the deep end, with its driver-free vehicles roaming the streets of San Francisco.

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Fisker Ocean electric SUV finds a production partner – and it’s not VW

Fisker Ocean electric SUV finds a production partner – and it’s not VW

Fisker has finally found someone to build its Ocean all-electric SUV, inking a deal which the EV startup says puts it on track for production kicking off by the end of 2022. Unveiled earlier this year, the Fisker Ocean is the American automaker's take on electrifying the best-selling body style in the US, but with a price tag significantly undercutting what most luxury electric SUVs currently cost.

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2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8: Lighter and more agile, yet still utterly luxurious

2021 Bentley Flying Spur V8: Lighter and more agile, yet still utterly luxurious

Bentley recently unveiled the 2021 Flying Spur V8. It's a lighter, more driver-focused version of its flagship luxury car, and the world is shifting as we speak. Similar to Rolls-Royce and its latest ‘post opulent’ second-gen Ghost, Bentley noticed a shift in how clients prefer to use their expensive luxury cars. As it turns out, more and more Bentley buyers prefer driving the car themselves, thus the reason why Bentley gave the Flying Spur V8 a nimbler set of bones.

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