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Targeting the security and defense sectors, INKAS has announced the first-ever armored Bentley Bentayga SUV
 
“The Bentley Bentayga, when equipped with its W12 powertrain, is one of the fastest luxury SUVs in the market today; our priority was to leverage the vehicle’s value by adding high-quality ballistic characteristics without sacrificing its technical performance,” said David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Armored Vehicle Manufacturing. “We made use of innovative materials which are lightweight, but at the same time certified to all globally-recognized ballistic standards. This vehicle successfully protects its passengers from assault rifles and grenades, but does not behave too differently on the road from an unarmored Bentayga.” 

Posted On Sunday, 29 September 2019 05:04 Written by

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Financial Times Future of the Car Summit USA returns to Detroit for Round Two in 2019 — featuring the best minds in the industry discussing the changes and challenges to come as new technology comes into play, and how key players can stay ahead of the curve.

Knowledge and preparation will make the difference between success and failure as the industry evolves, and key issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles and other advances will be discussed by the key players in the industry at the Summit, scheduled for 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m. on October 29, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive in Detroit.  

The event will welcome representatives from OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, dealerships, insurance providers, law firms, transportation companies and more. Public sector attendees will include state leaders in finance and transportation, as well as investment leaders from America’s largest cities. 

Confirmed attendees for 2019 include executives from Kia, FCA, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kawasaki, Ford, General Motors, Audi and AM General. More than 150 of the most influential players in the industry are expected in total.

Attendees in 2018 included: AAM, AM General, Bridgestone, Daimler, FCA, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Isuzu, Karma Automotive, Kawasaki, Lyft, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, PSA, Toyota, Uber, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Those in attendance will have a chance to:

  • Connect with automotive thought leaders from around the world
  • Meet new players in the industry and explore strategic partnerships 
  • Hear updates on demand patterns in the global automotive market
  • Explore the latest breakthroughs in connectivity and automation
Posted On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 03:35 Written by
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Two years after the launch of a campaign to donate 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near to national parks throughout the United States, BMW Group has announced successful completion of this project, which was completed in partnership with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and Department of Energy. So far, 90 of the charging stations have been installed, with the remaining stations on schedule to open this month.

“We can’t think of a better way to enjoy the summer than visiting one of America’s beautiful national parks. In making electric vehicle charging more widely available for everyone, this joint effort serves to make America’s national parks more accessible to drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO, BMW of North America.

The parks leadership said the effort will help boost travel to our national parks by electric vehicle drivers.

“Thanks to public-private partnership, electric vehicle drivers can enjoy a quintessential national park road trip,” said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation. “Not only will drivers benefit, but also the businesses and communities at the doorstep of our treasured national parks.”

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FCA has released a statement following the passing of auto executive Lee Iacocca, the man whose bold moves — including the introduction of the first minivans — helped lead the company through a period of crisis.

The statement reads as follows:

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The Company is saddened by the news of Lee Iacocca's passing. He played a historic role in steering Chrysler through crisis and making it a true competitive force. He was one of the great leaders of our company and the auto industry as a whole. He also played a profound and tireless role on the national stage as a business statesman and philanthropist.


Lee gave us a mindset that still drives us today – one that is characterized by hard work, dedication and grit. We are committed to ensuring that Chrysler, now FCA, is such a company, an example of commitment and respect, known for excellence as well as for its contribution to society. His legacy is the resiliency and unshakeable faith in the future that live on in the men and women of FCA who strive every day to live up to the high standards he set."

Iacocca spent nearly five decades in the industry, including stints about both Ford and FCA, and is arguably the most recognized auto executive of the past 50 years.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — After a successful decade of developing and producing the Ford Mustang RTR—as well as RTR’s line of aftermarket parts that compliment Mustang owners who want to stand out from the crowd—the new Ford F-150 RTR becomes RTR’s second publicly available vehicle model outfitted with RTR’s signature modern-aggressive design and enhanced performance that is available to consumers from RTR Vehicles. The F-150 RTR package is now available at select Ford dealers in regions where the F-150 is sold. The F-150 RTR launch follows the soon to be released collaboration with Ford performance, ‘The Series 1 Ford Mustang RTR Powered by Ford Performance’.

Inspired by the incredibly popular F-150 Ultimate Fun-Haver and the award-winning F-150 RTR Muscle Truck, the F-150 RTR joins the RTR Vehicles lineup for 2019. Available for all F-150 trim levels (excluding the Ford Raptor), the F-150 RTR increases the functionality and enhances the overall design; offering capability both on and off the road; having fun or making the daily commute.

 
“Ford’s Iconic F-150 has evolved into so much more than just a pickup truck, with diverse capability on and off road, great technology integration, serious towing capability and an interior that makes any travel with friends and family very comfortable,” said RTR Vehicles’ President and RTR’s resident Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr. “RTR felt the time was right for us to bring all the things our Mustang RTR owners have grown to love into the truck market. I cannot wait for my fellow truck lovers everywhere to see just how capable and fun the F-150 RTR is whether you are road tripping with the family, carrying supplies or shopping bags, doing some towing, enjoying the trails and roads less traveled, or spraying roost during some off-road excursions. The goal was to take the already impressive capabilities of the F-150 and enhance the owner and driving experience whether on or off-road.”

 

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