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Editors Letter

e, here at Sportsmans Gear magazine, hope that you had


a wonderful holiday season spent with family and friends
laughing, making memories and enjoying some relaxation. We
invite you to grab a comfy seat beside the fire and flip through the pages of
this issue and see whats new in the car, truck and SUV markets as well as
checking out new products and industry-related news items.
In the New Products section, Polaris Industries Inc., the leading
manufacturer of off-road vehicles, continues to expand its market leadership
by broadening its side-by-side product line-up. Recently, the company
introduced the Polaris GENERAL, the new standard in off-road
versatility. Read the whole story on page 44.
Have you heard of Nexbelt? Country Music Star, Colt Ford, rocked
his customized Nexbelts throughout the three days of the tournament
which benefits the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. The event
features a record purse of $600,000. The tournament is a 54-hole modified
Stableford format that features over 80 of sports and entertainments
greatest celebrities. You can read the entire article in Industry News
beginning on page 52.
We hope everyone has a warm and safe winter. Pass along your magazine
when youre finished with it!
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Contents

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WINTER 2015

FEATURE STORY
US SPECIALTY VEHICLES......................................... 44

DEPARTMENTS
EDITORS LETTER......................................................... 4
TRUCK REVIEWS....................................................... 12
SUV REVIEWS ............................................................ 22
SWEEPSTAKES.......................................................... 28
CAR REVIEWS ........................................................... 32
NEW PRODUCTS........................................................ 44

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INDUSTRY NEWS........................................................ 52
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2015 Chevrolet Silverado Z71


Chevrolet takes aim at the heart of the
pickup market with the Silverado Custom,
which offers Chevy Truck capability and
dependability in a stylish package, priced
within reach of many truck customers.
Based on the popular double-cab
Silverado LS, the Custom package adds
20-inch aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers,
a body-colored top cap above the front
bumper, and chrome mirror caps and door
handles. It also features four full doors for
easier access to the front and rear seats, a
40/20/40 cloth front seat, tilt steering wheel,
cruise control, power windows and door
locks, and Chevy MyLink with 4G LTE
WiFi.
Most Silverado Custom customers
are expected to choose the available 5.3L
EcoTec3 V-8, with 355 horsepower and the
best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup, up to
23 mpg EPA estimated highway. Silverado
Custom also will be available with the 4.3L
EcoTec3 V-6, with the most torque of any
standard V-6.
All Silverado EcoTec3 engines are
direct descendants of the original Small
Block Chevy V-8. They feature advanced
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technologies such as direct fuel injection,


continuously variable valve timing and
Active Fuel Management, which enable fourcylinder operation during light-load driving
for improved efficiency. These engines
also benefit from more than 60 years and
more than 100 million engines worth of
continuous improvement.
Like all Silverado 1500s, the Custom
uses a hydroformed, boxed, high-strength
steel frame and a cab structure that makes
extensive use of high-strength steels. The
Silverado 1500 is the only pickup to receive
the highest possible 5-star Overall Vehicle
Score for safety since the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration changed
its New Car Assessment Program for the
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2011 model year. Silverado also features a


roll-formed steel box, which is lighter and
stronger than traditional stamped boxes.
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab
The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 maintains
a 12,000-pound maximum trailering rating
under SAE J2807 Recommended Practices
calculations being adopted throughout the
industry.
For 2015, the GMC Sierra 1500 builds
on the strong foundation introduced with
the redesigned 2014 model to offer
uncompromising strength, capability and
confidence, said Jeff Luke, executive
chief engineer. The implementation of

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SAE J2807 levels the playing field among


all manufacturers, affirming the capability
customers depend on from GMC.
Sierras 12,000-pound maximum rating
is for the Double Cab 2WD configuration
equipped with the available 6.2L V-8 engine
and available Max Trailering Package.
Trailering ratings for other configurations
remain the same or are slightly lower, per the
new SAE J2807 calculations.

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The foundation for all 2015 Sierra 1500


models and their trailering capability is a
fully boxed, high-strength steel frame.
Extensive use of high-strength steels in the
frame and body structure also contributes
to a quieter interior and more solid feel, and
helps Sierra earn a 5-Star Overall Vehicle
Score for safety in the newest government
crash tests.
GMC backs Sierra customers with the
ProGrade protection program. It includes
two years/24,000 miles (whichever comes
first) of scheduled maintenance, covering
four services of an oil change, tire rotation
and 27-point inspection. It complements the
three-year/36,000-mile (whichever comes
first) bumper-to-bumper limited vehicle

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warranty and five-year/100,000-mile


(whichever comes first) powertrain limited
warranty for peace of mind.
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Crew Cab
The Nissan Frontier continues to be
a leader in the mid-size truck segment,
combining premium hardware, extraordinary
power and an exceptional level of onand off-road performance. Frontier s
Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price starts
at $18,090 USD (Frontier S King Cab 4x2
I4 5MT).
Enhancements for 2016 include the
addition of three new exterior colors: Forged
Copper, Gun Metallic and Magnetic Black
(eight colors total). Also, a Moonroof
Package is added to Frontier Crew Cab SV
model.
Frontier again offers a choice of two
powerplants: a 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine
rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of
torque or a 152-horsepower 2.5-liter inline
4-cylinder engine (King Cab only).
The 2016 Frontier is offered in both King
Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4x2
and 4x4 driveline configurations, along with
five trim grades: Frontier S (4-cylinder and
V6), SV, PRO-4X (4x4 only), Desert Runner
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SUV Reviews

2015 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD PRO V6


Full-capability SUV with body-on-frame
construction
Seating for up to seven
270-hp V6 and 5,000-lb. towing capacity
New exclusive Quicksand color for TRD
Pro Series Edition
Upgraded Entune multimedia systems
Outdoors enthusiasts have turned to the
Toyota 4Runner for three decades as the
go-to, go-anywhere SUV that also excels
as an everyday driver. The TRD Pro Series
introduced for 2015 continues for 2016,
underscoring the 4Runners off-road persona,
and all models feature upgraded Entune
multimedia systems.
Whether the destination is a difficult-toreach bike trail, a hidden access point for
river rafting or simply a spectacular view,
the Toyota 4Runner has been getting owners
there for 30+ years. The current-generation
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model is the roomiest and most capable in


its history and sacrifices none of its rugged
function to deliver everyday comfort and
versatility. The 4Runner really is the do-it-all
SUV. Available third-row seats allow up to
seven-passengers to experience great outdoor
adventures.
For 2016, the 4Runner does it all again,
this year while treating occupants to
more functionality from upgraded Entune
multimedia systems. In the SR5 and
Trail models, the Entune Audio Plus with
Connected Navigation (Scout GPS Link)
uses the customers smartphone to provide
navigation functionality through the head
unit. All Entune units are upgraded to 2.5
version status, which includes Siri Eyes
Free mode.
The SR5 Premium and Trail Premium
grades feature standard Entune Premium
Audio with Integrated Navigation and App
Suite, and the Limited gets Entune Premium
JBL Audio with Integrated Navigation and
App Suite.
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selling -- the compact RAV4 and midsize


Highlander. That makes room for a fullcapability SUV in the line, and the 4Runner
excels in that role. Its built with rugged
body-on-frame construction featuring a
4-link rear axle and coil-spring suspension.
The 4Runner offers the choice of 2WD,
part-time 4WD with a 2-speed transfer case
or full-time multi-mode 4WD with a 2-speed
transfer case and locking center differential.
In all cases, a 4.0-liter, 270-horsepower
V6 teamed to a 5-speed ECT-i automatic
transmission provides powerful motivation.
A wide choice of model grades appeal
to a wide range of budgets and needs. The
4Runner is available as a well equipped SR5;
SR5 Premium with additional amenities;
Trail; Trail Premium; Limited, and, for the
ultimate in off-road capability and style, the
unique TRD Pro Series.
2015 Mercedes Sprinter Passenger Van
Offering 325 lb-ft of turbocharged torque
across a broad rpm range, the 6-cylinder
diesel engine/5-speed automatic
transmission option delivers greater
horsepower. With peak torque coming in

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at a low rpm, the V6 engine gives you


ample pulling power when the light turns
green, when merging onto a highway, and
especially under a load - precisely when
it matters most.
From the detailed grille and sharp
contoured headlights, to the chiseled
bumper, the superior craftsmanship of
the Sprinter Van is visible from any
angle - offering dramatic proof that this
is the unmistakable face of commercial
vehicles.
For the amount of time you spend in
your commercial vehicle, it should be
as efficient and ergonomic as possible.
Featuring an optional multifunction
steering wheel, bold gearshift lever, highgloss panel, and convenient dashboard
storage, the Sprinters cockpit was
purposely built with you in mind.
The Sprinter Van is loaded with
connectivity, including a 5.8-inch color
display, Bluetooth telephone system
and audio streaming, USB connection,
and iPod interface.
The optional Becker MAP PILOT
Navigation System offers fully integrated

navigation via the instrument and radio


display.
2016 Mercedes GLC300 4MATIC
The 241-hp 2.0-liter turbo four in the
GLC300 combines numerous advances
to deliver more power from less fuel.
Its rapid-multispark ignition and highpressure Direct Injection can finetune themselves in milliseconds. Its
turbocharger spools up quickly to boost
response, helping deliver all of the
engines 273 lb-ft of torque over a wide
range of rpm. Widely variable timing
of all 16 valves and innovative 3-phase
cooling team up to reduce emissions
while raising your emotions.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically

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shuts off the engine at stoplights and


other idle situations, to save fuel and
reduce emissions. As soon as the driver
lifts off the brake, the engine instantly
restarts, for immediate acceleration
response. The ECO Start/Stop system can
also be shut off by the driver at any time.
With a greater range of ratios and shorter
steps between gears, the new 9-speed
automatic changes gears more quickly
but nearly imperceptibly. Along with a
more seamless delivery of power, the
lighter, more versatile transmission
enhances quiet riding comfort and fuelefficiency. The electronic selector and
shift paddles let you control all gear
changes with your hands on the steering
wheel. And drivers can vary the shift
modes via the innovative DYNAMIC
SELECT system.
Engineered specifically to balance
performance with refinement, AGILITY
CONTROL automatically adjusts the

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individual shock absorbers based on


the road surface and the drivers current
driving style. Valving inside each shock
absorber automatically firms up during
stronger body motions for sharper
handling feedback and stability, and
reduces the damping rates during gentler
motions for a smoother, more composed
ride.
In form, feel, flow and function, the
cabin of the GLC sets a class standard
for style and craftsmanship, even among
larger and pricier SUVs. The wide
sweeping console features driver-focused
controls, a cascade of rich wood, and a
sensuousness that continues throughout
the cabin. Modern color and trim options,
elegant metallic finishes, and intuitive
technologies create an environment that
puts every element of driving enjoyment
in harmony with you.
Though its larger and roomier than
the GLK it replaces, the GLC is both
stronger and lighter. Strategic use of
high-strength steel, extruded and cast
aluminum, advanced polymers and
innovative acoustics have created a
body structure that elevates safety, quiet
comfort and handling precision, even
as efficiency is increased. A wider track
width, longer wheelbase, and larger door
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openings further enhance the drivers and


passengers enjoyment of the GLCs bold
new shape.
2015 Buick Encore
Contrary to its compact figure, the 2015
Buick Encore delivers big when it comes to
safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration gave both front- and allwheel drive Encore models a 5-Star Overall
Vehicle Score after extensively testing both
models in its New Car Assessment Program.
As a result, buyers can find models with
a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score throughout
Buicks range of 2015 model year vehicles:
the Verano, Regal, LaCrosse, Encore and
Enclave.
Encores five-star ranking reflects
its performance in NCAP front, side and
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rollover tests. Encore also received a fivestar score on a side pole impact test, which
simulates hitting a tree just behind the
drivers side A-pillar at 20 mph.
The 2015 Encores strength comes from
a strong body structure, 66 percent of which
is formed from high- and ultra-high strength
steel. Encore also offers 10 standard air bags,
including driver and front passenger frontal
air bags, driver and front passenger knee air
bags, front and rear thorax air bags for all
outboard seating positions, and side curtain
air bags.
Encore offers available safety features,
including rear cross traffic alert and
side blind zone alert systems with the
Convenience Package. Encore Premium
models offer front- and rear-park assist,
forward collision alert, and lane departure
warning. SG

Starkville
M I S S I S S I P P I

Campers won't believe their good fortune when they arrive at Starkville
KOA, right on the sandy shores of Oktibbeha County Lake. Nearly every
campsite has a view of the water. Swim and sun at the beach, join in a game
of beach volleyball, and careen happily down the slides at this KOA's own Wet'N'Wild water park. The campground's pier is perfect for casting a line, and rental kayaks and pedal boats make it easy to get out on the
water. Enjoy the pavilion, on-site snack bar and picnic tables scattered under leafy trees. You can even rent the
beach for a private function. The water park is open May - September; call for specific dates. One-half mile
from US 82, this KOA is minutes away from Mississippi State University. Nature lovers and birders can head
south to the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

2661 County Lake Road


Starkville, MS 39759
Reserve: 800-562-7557
Info: 662-324-0607
Visit us at:
http://starkvillewetnwild.com
http://koa.com/campgrounds/starkville

Diamond Tread Dog Box


from Dee Zee Mfg.

Tool Box
from Phoenix USA

Portable Refrigerator/Freezer
from Nautical Air

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Handsfree Car Kit w/ Adapter


from Wagan Tech

Motor Head Grill


from FABgrills

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Wheel Simulator of Your Choice


from Jae Eagle

Tail Decker

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Portable Searchlight
from Golight, Inc.
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Super Protectant
from Prolong Protectants

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Hallmark Cutlery Bundle Pack


from Hallmark

www.hallmarkcutlery.com

Fog Lights
from KC HiLites

4600 Series
from Bilstein

Matrix Angle
from ATS Design

www.bilsteinus.com
Evolution Complete Brake Kit
from PowerStop

www.atsdesign.com

DiabloSport Trinity
from DiabloSport

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www.kchilites.com

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Electric Turkey Fryer


and Seafood Kettle
from Masterbuilt

www.masterbuilt.com
Renegade XT
from Cross Tread

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12V LED Spotlight


from Motor City Automotive

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Custom Tool Box


from K&W Manufacturing

www.lynxlevelers.com
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www.spotlight-led.com

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Vehicle Hitch-Haul
Leveling Kit

The Original
from
Lynx
Corporation
from Masterbuilt

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Ride-Rite
from Firestone

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Car Reviews

2015 Mercedes CLA45AMG


In 1967, two automotive engineers with
a passion for motorsports began fine-tuning
engines for Mercedes-Benz racecars in an
old mill. Today, as the performance division
of Mercedes-Benz, AMG creates some of
the most sought-after vehicles in the world.
Theyre the product of skilled craftsmen,
designers and engineers who live to test the
limits, and one shared conviction: on the
road to driving performance, short cuts never
win the race.
From the beginning, the One Man, One
Engine philosophy has guided AMGs
approach to manufacturing. Even now, every
AMG engine is hand built from start to finish
by one of about 50 AMG Master Engine
Builders in a special facility.
As the final step in the assembly process,
the engine-maker affixes a plaque engraved
with his signature to the engine cover. Its an
enduring reminder that even the heart of a
Mercedes-AMG has a soul.
Forged and balanced for each individual
engine, AMG crankshafts are combined
with remarkably lightweight - yet strong aluminum pistons for smooth, immediate
response.
T h e A M G 4 . 0 - l i t e r V- 8 b i t u r b o
engine is the worlds first sports car
engine with the turbos inside the V of
the engine and dry sump lubrication.

While the hand-built engines usually steal


the spotlight, the AMG approach to raising heart
rates is anything but one-dimensional. Its about
using all the weapons in the engineering arsenal
to create a high-performance driving experience
thats simply without equal.
Based on legendary Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC
technology, the AMG Performance 4MATIC
all-wheel drive system is not only engineered to
preserve the signature AMG feel while making
the best use of available torque - its also up to
35% lighter than comparable systems. Which
means its a force to be reckoned with.
Even at first glance, you can tell theres
something different about a Mercedes-AMG.
The sharpened profile. The wider wheel arches.
The road-hugging lower bodywork. At the AMG
Design Center in Affalterbach, the aggressive
character of Mercedes-AMG takes shape based
on the advanced, high-performance technology
beneath its skin.
In a Mercedes-AMG, impeccable
craftsmanship isnt confined to the engine
compartment. Every element is conceived and
created to outperform in every arena, including
its ability to catch the eye of a discerning driver.
From the finishing of the cabin appointments
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automobile represents the seamless intersection


of high-tech engineering and handcrafted
excellence.
2016 Audi TT Coupe 2.0T Quattro S
Tronic
The TT moves you in more ways than
one. The beautiful design draws you in,
a turbocharged engine helps elevate your
drive, and performance-enhancing features
like Audi drive select transport you to new
heights.
Get a grip on performance. Equipped with
our legendary quattro all-wheel drive, the
TT personifies the all-season sports car. By
sending power to the wheels with the most
grip, quattro helps to maximize available
traction and bolster your confidence behind
the wheel.
Staying power. The TT features a 220hp TFSI engine thats renowned in the
industry and revered by owners. With an
impressive 258 lb-ft of torque and a quickshifting six-speed S tronic dual-clutch
transmission, the TT not only has staying
power among enthusiasts, it has the power to
move you, too.

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Ezz-z-slide 1000 allows you to attach your tool box to it and push from cab to tailgate for easy access to your tools! Unlocks with a simple pull cable and
moves with two fingers to the tailgate, or you can use a rod that unlocks under a tonneau cover to access your tools and pull to tailgate! Ezz-z-slide 2000 works
same as the 1000 however you can unlock with a remote control and push with two fingers to the tailgate and then lock back, and it has a charge port for
keeping a 12 volt battery charged up with your trucks alternator, always ready for work, use for power point or inverter etc
Ezz-z-slide can also be used in many other ways also, along with using under tonneau covers and camper shells, customers can now have a sliding tool chest
or tool box that comes to you underneath. Pull items to you for easy reach with Ezz-z-slide!
Now it gets better, our Ezz-z-slide 3000 can also push items to you for easy off loading. Ezz-z-slide 3000 is a motorized, remote control version that brings
your toolbox to you with the push of a button! This unit utilizes the charge port and 12 volt battery to power a big 12 volt dc motor to drive unit back and forth
form cab to tailgate! The units are made with caster wheels that have a 300lb rating each, thats enough to carry whatever you need in your toolbox, motorized
units have one drive axel with two gears, and two stop(limit) switches that keep your easy slide stopping at the point you wish, so even if button is pushed by
accident unit stops at same point every time. All units come with a four piece rail design so you can cut and install into your truck bed in fast time.
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can cut Chances of injury, plus save time, and keep your tools more organized. Now with the EZZ-Z-SLIDE! you can access your tools at the tailgate so you
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Discover new roads or at least new ways


to drive them. Standard Audi drive select
offers distinct, personalized driving modes
that adjust the steering, throttle response,
engine sound characteristics and quattro
all-wheel drive system of the TT to help
make your drive the way you want it.
Knowledge is power. Loaded with cuttingedge, driver-centric features, including the
stunning new Audi virtual cockpit, the TT
puts you at the helm of the information
superhighway.
Virtual cockpit. Be informed, not
overwhelmed. The Audi virtual cockpit is a
12.3-inch driver-focused information cluster
that transitions from a classic display to a
panoramic setting with outstanding clarity.
Its time for the information age to really
shed light.
2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0T Quattro
Theres nothing like opening up the A3
Cabriolet on the open road, in the open air.
Your choice of two available turbocharged
engines coupled with top-down freedom
expose you to a joyride unlike any other.
Handling performance is integral to our
DNA. Whether youre navigating city streets
or the open road, the A3 Cabriolet shows off
its German-tuned handling traits everywhere
it goes. And with the available quattro allwheel drive system, the A3 Cabriolet can
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situation.
As a pioneer in turbocharger technology,
Audi can use a smaller engine to help gain
the performance benefits of a larger one
without compromising fuel efficiency. With
your choice of two available turbocharged
TFSI engines, the A3 Cabriolet proves the
best things do come in smaller packages.
By offering four distinct driving modes,
available Audi drive select helps you react
smarter to the road ahead. You can adjust
your vehicles steering, throttle response and
transmission shifts to tailor your Audi to your
individual driving style.
Key features:
Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime
running lights
Acoustic folding roof folds at speeds up
to 31 mph
Audi concert radio with nine speakers
and single CD player with MP3 playback
capability
BLUETOOTH wireless technology
preparation for mobile phone1
Parking system plus with rear view camera
(front and rear
Audi music interface with iPod
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Heated front seats


Audi advanced key keyless start, stop
and entry2
Aluminum-optic interior trim elements
Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
with digital compass
Full LED headlights
S line exterior appearance (front and
rear fasciae, side sills and S line fender
badges)
MMI navigation plus3
Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 13
speakers and 625 watts
Audi side assist
2016 Audi A6 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic
The 2016 A6 was named a 2015 IIHS Top
Safety Pick+ (for models built after January
2015 and when equipped with the optional
Driver Assistance package). Combined with
impressive performance and cutting-edge
technology, its further proof of how the A6
is a brilliant performer from the inside out.
Powerful performance is in our DNA from our powerful and efficient engines to
our mastery of advanced body construction
and legendary quattro all-wheel drive, there
are few places our German heritage is more
evident than in the A6.
Roads can be unpredictable. Come
prepared with our available quattro allwheel drive system. By sending power to
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helps improve handling performance and


your level of confidence in virtually any
weather condition.
The power of choice - With two
engine options available including
a turbocharged 252-hp TFSI and a
supercharged 333-hp TFSI V6 the A6
gives you power in more ways than one.
When you thought we couldnt make the
A6 any smarter, we did. Available with the
latest driver assistance systems and seamless
personal device integration including
Siri Eyes Free, Audi connect app and
Internet radio the A6 proves brilliance is
in the eye of the driver.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL
New 150 hp, 1.4L TSI engine offers
massively improved fuel economy
compared with previous base 2.0-liter
engine
MIB II infotainment systems with USB
across the lineup, VW Car-Net AppConnect (6.3-inch touchscreen) on all but
base TSI and TDI (5-inch touchscreen)
New available driver assistance systems:
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward
Collision Warning and Autonomous
Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

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A new 1.4-liter turbocharged, directinjection engine replaces the 2.0-liter


naturally aspirated engine in the S model
and the 1.8T in the SE. This engine makes
150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of
torque, as well as improving manufacturer
estimated highway fuel economy by more
than 15 percent over the outgoing 2.0-liter
engine. Fitment of this engine to the Jetta
brings Volkswagens percentage of vehicles
equipped with turbocharged, direct-injection
engines up to about 97 percent, reinforcing
the companys leadership in this technology.
Some adjustments to equipment have
been made for 2016. TSI and TDI S models
add MIB II infotainment with a 5-inch
touchscreen and USB, and speed-sensitive
electric power steering is now standard. TSI
SE, TSI and TDI SE w/ Connectivity and TSI
Sport models receive MIB II infotainment
with a 6.3-inch touchscreen, USB and
VW Car-Net App-Connect, as well as a
rearview camera (new for SE). The TSI SEL
(replacing the 2015 SE w/ Connectivity and
Navigation) receives automatic headlights
with rain-sensing wipers and a soft-touch
dash. The TSI SEL Premium (replacing
the 2015 SEL) and the TDI SEL Premium
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The Tech Package (available on TSI S)


includes MIB II infotainment with USB
and VW Car-Net App-Connect via a 6.5inch touchscreen; rearview camera; and an
extendable and adjustable armrest.
All Jetta models get the Automatic PostCollision Braking System and the Driver
Assistance Package (available on TSI and
TDI SEL and SEL Premium models) now
includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous
Emergency Braking (Front Assist) in
addition to Blind Spot Monitor w/ Rear
Traffic Alert.
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn
Volkswagen of America, Inc. recently
announced that the 2015 Golf and 2015
Golf GTI have been named the 2015 North
American Car of the Year. The Golf and
Golf GTI were recognized for setting new
benchmarks in their segments, including
innovation, distinguished design, and
available driver assistance features, as well
as unmatched value. The cars beat out two
other finalists, vying for the award in the
22nd annual iteration of the prestigious
award.
Volkswagen is thrilled to start 2015
with the Golf and Golf GTI taking home the
incredible North American Car of the Year
title, said Michael Horn, CEO, Volkswagen
Group of America, Inc. This award
highlights our achievements and hard work
in the past year, and we are confident that the

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Golf family will continue to pave the way for


the brand in the year ahead.
The coveted 2015 North American Car
of the Year award joins the list of a dozen
accolades awarded to 2015 Golf models to
date.
The German-engineered 2015 Golf
family is currently available in four distinct
versions: the sporty Golf GTI, the fun-todrive Golf 1.8T, the Golf TDI Clean Diesel
and the all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions
e-Golf. The seventh-generation surpasses
its compact class peers with a host of
newly available driver assistance features
and excellent EPA estimated highway fuel
economy.
The Golf family will soon welcome two
new additions: the all-new 292-horsepower,
all-wheel drive Golf R, which sold out a
pre-order of 500 units in less than 11 hours;
and the TDI Clean Diesel and turbocharged
1.8-liter TSI Golf SportWagen models that
go on sale in the spring.
The North American Car and Truck of
the Year awards are announced each year at
the beginning of media week at the North
American International Auto Show (NAIAS)
in Detroit. In 2015, 57 North American
Car and Truck of the Year jurors from
newspapers, television and radio stations,
magazines and websites across the U.S. and
Canada weighed in to select the vehicle that

most exceeded expectations in all areas,


ranging from design and safety to innovation
and economy. Three finalists are winnowed
down from an expansive list of all-new or
significantly redesigned cars introduced in
the past year. All ballots are sent directly to
and calculated by Deloitte & Touche.

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2015 Infiniti Q50S 3.7


New Performance Wheel package
with 19-inch RAYS superlight forged
aluminum-alloy wheels, 245/40R19 front
/ 265/35R19 rear summer tires (non-run
flat), spare tire package
Offered in ten models: Q50 3.7, Q50 3.7
AWD, Q50 3.7 Premium, Q50 3.7 AWD
Premium, Q50S 3.7, Q50S 3.7 AWD,
Q50 Hybrid Premium, Q50 Hybrid AWD
Premium, Q50S Hybrid and Q50S Hybrid
AWD
Infinitis vision for the future continues
to emphasize fresh independent thinking,

just like it did 25 years ago. With concept


vehicles like the Infiniti Q30 Concept and
powerful Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge offering
a preview of things to come, Infiniti will
continue to bring to market vehicles defined
by emotive design, meticulous attention to
detail, unsurpassed hospitality and intuitive
technology.
And, as Infinitis global market presence
continues to expand, so does its global
manufacturing footprint with China and the
United Kingdom joining production sites
in the United States and Japan. In addition,
leveraging strategic alliances - such as that
with Daimler AG - will lead to collaboration
on advanced research and development of
key technologies and their applications.
2015 BMW Mini John Cooper Works
Hardtop
The new 2015 MINI John Cooper Works
Hardtop made its World Premiere recently
at the North American International Auto
Show, featuring the most powerful engine
ever installed in a MINI production model.
The latest high performance addition to the
MINI line up will be priced at $30,600 plus
$850 Destination & Handling in the U.S. and
will go on sale in the spring.
The 2015 MINI John Cooper Works
Hardtop will make its much-anticipated
World Premiere with a grand introduction by

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none other than rally legend Rauno Aaltonen


at MINIs press conference in Hall D of the
COBO Center, at 1:20 pm ET. Aaltonen will
take the stage in a Classic Mini similar to the
1966 Mini Cooper S that he drove to victory
in the famed Monte Carlo Rally in 1967.
With Aaltonen on hand and the new MINI
John Cooper Works Hardtop in the spotlight,
MINI proudly announced a new motorsports
partnership with LAP Motorsports to
compete in the Street Tuner (ST) class of the
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The
Indianapolis-based team owned and operated
by racing veteran Luis Perocarpi will begin
running the MINI John Cooper Works cars in
the series later this year.
MINIs long history of rally-car racing
has always been reflected in the brands
John Cooper Works performance series,
and the newest Hardtop further extends that
tradition. The latest edition in the premium
line, the 2015 MINI John Cooper Works
Hardtop offers the most powerful engine
ever installed in the brands production
models, delivering optimal performance to
the premium small-car segment.
2015 Mercedes E400 Cabriolet
A powerfully efficient 329-hp 3.0-liter
V-6 combines twin turbos and numerous
other advances to lower emissions and fuel
consumption while increasing performance.

In a single millisecond, the rapid-multispark


ignition can fire up to four times, while the
high-pressure Direct Injection precisely
tunes the ultrafine fuel spray. A lightweight
diecast-alloy block, widely variable
valve timing, reduced friction, and clever
on-demand ancillary components further
boost efficiency.
Its four individually tailored seats are a
Mercedes-Benz coupe tradition. So is the
driver focus of its advanced instruments
and controls. Fine craftsmanship is apparent
from its most modern materials, like sleek
metallic trim, to its hand-polished wood.
Hand-fitted and precisely double-stitched
leather upholstery is offered in a wide palette
of colors, too. And a central analog timepiece
celebrates the iconic Mercedes-Benz coupes
of the past.
With longer life, quicker illumination and
beams that approximate daylight even more
closely than xenon headlamps, the standard
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visibility during nighttime driving. Bright


white LED Daytime Running Lamps and
all other front light functions are integrated
within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp
assemblies, making the design as appealing
as it is illuminating.
Eye-catching taillamps employ LED
technology for every function, and with
distinctive form. Brighter than traditional
incandescent bulbs, LED technology also
delivers quicker illumination of the brake
lamps. By offering drivers behind you more
time to react, this could make a critical
difference in a panic stop.
Each of the four E-Class Cabriolet seats
features an integrated head restraint, a design
inspired by the seats in a racecar. Handfitted with fine leather, each seat provides
individual support to its occupant along with
dashing style. Both front and rear seats are
divided by center consoles with covered
storage, cupholders and a padded armrest. SG

US Specialty Vehicles

US Specialty Vehicles

S Specialty Vehicles, located in


Rancho Cucamonga, California is
an automotive manufacturer that
specializes in bringing uniquely designed and
re-engineered luxury sport utility vehicles to
life.
With a focus on Quality, Innovation
and Superb Customer Service, we strive to
deliver on our commitment to our customers.
US Specialty Vehicles has been a
prestigious manufacture of the G. Patton
luxury SUV for the past three years. The
luxury SUV, originally developed with
export to China in mind, is currently being
sold there under the G. Patton name with
the full approval of the legendary four-star
generals estate. Focusing on the Asian
market has been a successful venture, and
with over 100 vehicles in China, it was a
natural progression to expand its market here
in the U.S.
USSV RHINO GX
This past year US Specialty Vehicles
launched its U.S. version of the G.
Patton, the USSV Rhino GX at the 2015
SEMA show in Las Vegas; and gained an
overwhelming reception.
Hand built detail in a rugged road
warrior, truly describes the design essence

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of the Rhino GX one of the largest luxury


SUVs in the world.
The Rhino GX is a one-of-a-kind design
built on the Ford F450 Super Duty 4x4
drive chassis. It features a tough body
structure made with a steel dual layer
beehive roll cage design, and a widened
wheel base for added safety and stability. It
is modified to allow both superior off-road
performance and safety, as well as a smooth
on road ride with our Smart Hydraulic
Suspension; and added 38x15.50R20 tires
complementing the rugged exterior.
Despite its utilitarian style, the Rhino
GX was designed with luxury in mind, and
its soft quality leather and wood-trimmed
interior can be outfitted with many different
options. Upgrade packages are available
that include top of the line Alpine Audio
System with Apple CarPlay, a custom
luxury center console, and a wraparound
LED light bars.
The USSV Rhino GX is available in both
Gas and Diesel and is currently production.
USSV RHINO XT
With the success of the Rhino GX, US
Specialty Vehicles is excited to bring its
latest creation, the newly reinvented allterrain vehicle, USSV Rhino XT.

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This vehicle uses a mechanically stock


Jeep Wrangler Unlimited platform and
drivetrain for its newly designed interior and
exterior. The US Specialty Vehicles team of
talented designers and engineers developed
this stylish, rugged, and seductive vehicle
with safety in mind.
Virtually unrecognizable as a Jeep
Wrangler, it features an aggressive look
with riveted flared fenders, removable solid
and glass roof, reinforced FRP body panels,
heavy duty tow hooks, and a redesigned roll
cage. The interior boast premium leather
seats, leather-trimmed door panels, a one
of kind designer 3D-look digital instrument
cluster, Alpine navigation system and backup camera view. Powered by a 285-hp 3.6liter V6 engine, the Rhino XT is everything
one needs in an All-Terrain SUV. Additional
suspension options will also be available in
the near future.
Currently taking pre-orders for the Rhino
XT, US Specialty Vehicles is set to start
production in June of 2016.
U.S. Specialty Vehicles continues to grow
and revolutionize the industry, by designing
military stylized vehicles that keep luxury
and comfort in mind. For more information
on the USSV Rhino GX and USSV Rhino
XT, visit www.usspecialtyvehicles.com. SG

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Rugged Ridge Announces Heavy-Duty
Magnetic Panel Protectors for 2007-2016
Jeep JK Wranglers
Rugged Ridge, a leading manufacturer
of high quality Jeep, truck and off-road
accessories, recently announced its new
Magnetic Panel Protectors for the 20072016 Jeep Wrangler JK, designed to provide
maximum protection for your Jeeps paint
while on trails.
Featuring a tough matte black finish, the
newly engineered Magnetic Panel Protectors
were designed to provide full coverage for
the body of your Jeep to keep your mind at
ease and your paint job flawless.
Using a 15-piece kit that provides the
most durable defense for your front and rear
fenders, doors, and door seams, each panel is
constructed of 16 gauge (.060 inches) thick
magnetic sheet material for a tough finish
and long lasting use when you hit the trails.
The Rugged Ridge Magnetic Panel
Protector kits are available online with an
MSRP of $322.99 for two-door applications
and $378.99 for four-door applications
For more information on Rugged Ridges
complete line of high-quality Jeep and
off-road products, or to find an authorized
retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at 770614-6101, or visit www.RuggedRidge.com.
Go Industries New Product Lineup
Go Industries is proud to announce a new
product line up for 2016 Jeep accessories
that are attractive and functional.
Designed for 07-16 Jeep Wranglers,
they install easily - while keeping OEM
components place! An optional Bull Bar is

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Part No.
12300.53
12300.52

Description
Magnetic Panel Protector, Kit, 07-16 Wrangler JK, 4-door
Magnetic Panel Protector, Kit, 07-16 Wrangler JK, 2-door

featured with the new bumper, along with


matching rock guards/steps, and two styles
of rear bumpers. These Jeep products come
in a tough, black textured powder coat finish
that is covered for one year.
Gos Jeep rear bumper comes in a tough
black textured powder coat finish that is
covered for one year on the finish and three
years on the materials and workmanship.
Fitment for this bumper includes 2007
2016 Jeep Wranglers. Its designed for an
easy, no drill, bolt on install that does not
require any special brackets. Manufactured
out of 3/16 steel plate material,
you can feel confident with
any off-road experience you
encounter.

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MSRP
$378.99
$322.99

Go Industries new Rock Guard


steps look great while offering maximum
protection for the avid Jeep off roader. Go
Rock Guards are manufactured out of
1.9, 16 gauge round tubing and 1/8 thick
Diamond Tread material. With the installer in
mind, these require no drilling or cutting and
install using existing holes in the Rocker. The
part comes in a tough Black textured powder
coat finish that is backed with a full one year
warranty. All materials and workmanship is
covered for three years. Products are proudly
made in the U.S.A.
Go

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Industries Bumper and Bull Bar - Fitment
for this bumper includes 2007 2016 Jeep
Wranglers. Its designed for an easy install
that does not require any brackets. All OEM
components stay in place and we also include
the fog light mounts for the OEM lights..
The Jeep Bumper will hold all major winch
brands up to 9500 lbs (recommended by the
manufacturer). The bumper measures out to
46 x 8.34 x 11.
An optional Bull Bar is featured with the
new bumper. With its 1.9 diameter tubing,
this extra piece mounts up to the existing
holes in the bumper. The Bull Bar allows for
up to two 6 lights to be installed at the top
allowing maximum visibility. The Bull Bar
measures out to 33.5 wide by 15 tall.

Both new products come in a tough black


textured powder coat finish that is covered
for one year. All materials and workmanship
is covered by warranty for three years.
Go Industries (www.goindustries.com)
manufactures and distributes more than
2,000 accessories for Chevrolet, GMC,
Dodge and Ford trucks, vans and SUVs, and
for import trucks.

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Introducing the Polaris GENERAL


Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the
leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles,
continues to expand its market leadership by
broadening its side-by-side product line-up.
Recently, the company introduced the Polaris

GENERAL, the new standard in off-road


versatility.
The Polaris GENERAL has class-leading
features needed to tackle the trails and a
work ethic to battle tough jobs. It starts with
a 100 horsepower ProStar 1000 engine
delivering the most power and torque. The
engine accelerates 0-40 mph in 3.6 seconds,
thanks to a best-in-class power-to-weight
ratio.
When its time for work, the Polaris
GENERAL brings the biggest payload [1100
lbs (498 kg)] and a class-best 600 lb. (272
kg) dump box to get the job done. For all-day
comfort and a locked-in, aggressive feel, the
Polaris GENERAL features a completely
new cabin for an all-new ride experience.
Factory-installed half doors with armrests
offer extra protection from debris, and easy
in-and-out, work-friendly cab access. The
roomy cab features dual bolstered bucket
seats, adjustable for the driver, providing a
secure feel and ample leg room, while the
thin-film technology under the seat cover
provides a dry ride in wet conditions. Spaceoptimized foot rests for both the driver and
passenger also make for a secure ride.
Inside the cockpit, the Polaris GENERAL
features an all-new customizable
instrumentation cluster that tilts with the
steering wheel and includes a combination
of digital and analog gauges giving clear
readings of vehicle speed, engine RPMs, and
standard trip information. To keep riding and
work essentials close, the vehicle features
23 liters of integrated storage inside the cab
with a combination of enclosed and in-dash
storage. The center console is not only a
comfortable armrest but also provides more
storage, a 12V outlet and two cup holders.
Sealed floor seams and equipment passthroughs keep the occupants cleaner; while
dual removable floor drains allow for easier
clean out of the cabin.
For a stable and smooth ride, the Polaris
GENERAL has an 81-inch wheelbase
complemented with a performance-oriented
suspension for ultimate control. The vehicle
features a dual a-arm front suspension with
a class-best 12.25 inches (31.12 cm) of
suspension travel and 13.2 inches (33.53 cm)
rear travel that is calibrated to soak up rocks,
roots, bumps and ruts.
Standard front and rear sway bars keep
the ride level and reduce body roll through
aggressive cornering on trails. Ground
clearance is also best-in-class, with 12
inches (30.48 cm) unloaded, and 7.4 in (18.8
cm) when loaded with 600 lbs. (272 kg)
of camping gear or work materials in the
dumping bed. The vehicle also features a
full-body skid plate to protect from trail
obstacles.

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The Polaris GENERAL features a HighPerformance, Close Ratio All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) system maximizing power delivery
to the ground in every condition for a more
responsive ride. When needed, all four
wheels will engage almost instantly for more
forward traction and will revert back to 2WD
when it is no longer needed. The vehicle also
features an Engine Braking System (EBS)
for more control when trailering up to 1,500
lbs (680 kg) and on descents. Along with
the AWD and EBS system, a faster steering
ratio coupled with standard Electronic Power
Steering (EPS) means the vehicle takes the
brunt of what the terrain has to offer so the
operator can play or work longer.
The Polaris GENERAL showcases fullyintegrated accessories and with more than 30
brand new Polaris Engineered Accessories
and 90-plus common fit items, the vehicle
can be customized to work more efficiently
and get back to the trail quicker.
The cab frame features profile tubing
providing a 360-degree sealing surface that
accepts the revolutionary Polaris Pro-Fit
Lock & Ride Technology providing the
best in class cab comfort.
Windshields, roofs, doors and rear panels
follow the shape of the vehicle, locking
directly into the cab frames precision

contours. The vehicle also accepts the


Glacier Plow Systems, a full line of
protection, several LED lighting options and
Lock & Ride storage Accessories to quickly
and easily add or change as needed for the
trail or job. For ultimate class-leading cab
comfort, a heater kit and windshield wiper
kit provide additional all-weather options.
To meet the variety of recreational and
work needs, the Polaris GENERAL is
available in three different models. The base
model is available with in-mold plastic in
Indy Red. The Polaris GENERAL Velocity
Blue will include automotive-style paint;
Sport Low Profile Front Bumper and Polaris
HD 4500 lb. (2041 kg) winch; and 14-inch
(35.56 cm) Matte Black cast aluminum
wheels paired with eight-ply, 27-inch (68.58
cm) GBC Dirt Commander Tires providing
better side bite, stiffer sidewalls, better
tracking through corners and increased
durability in tough work environments.
The Polaris GENERAL Deluxe Orange
Burst will have all the features included
on the Velocity Blue model with premium
adjustable Fox Podium X 2.0 QS3 Shocks
and the addition of a Polaris GENERAL
Pro-Fit Lock & Ride Sport Roof, rear-view
mirror and MTX Premium Soundbar
featuring eight-speakers delivering 100

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watts of premium audio through Six


Performance 3-inch (7.62 cm) speakers
and Two 1-inch (2.54 cm) tweeters with
Bluetooth connectivity to rock the trails.
The Velocity Blue and Deluxe Orange
Burst models will be available at Polaris
dealerships starting in December. The Indy
Red will be available in March 2016. More
information about Polaris whole line of
Off-Road Vehicle offerings and Polaris
Engineered Accessories can be found online
at www.Polaris.com.
Phoenix USA, Inc. introduces the NF14
wheel simulator for the 2015 Ford Transit
Van
Phoenix USA, Inc. is a leading
manufacturer of value-added enhancement
accessories, including wheel trim and
storage products, for numerous segments of
the automotive and transportation vehicle
industries.
These accessories tend to be the fashion
industry of the automotive world as such,
they can quickly change and evolve into the
latest trends. So how is a manufacture to
keep up or anticipate demand?
According to John Bella, Phoenix USA,
Inc. Director of Technical Services, it

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requires attention on two fronts by everyone
on the Phoenix USA team.
We work closely with the major OEMs
in these industries to create products directly
for them, Bella said.
Were working on standard and optional
accessories at the same time the equipment
manufacturer is working on an upcoming
market need or model.
On the second front, our focused teams
attend more than twenty industry related /
vehicle and equipment trade shows annually
- generating pages of notes and photos. Our
leading customer service group takes more
than 26,000 product related calls every
year, Bella continued. All of this keeps us
very much in tune with customer wants and
needs.
After these avenues have determined a
product need, a team of Phoenix USA
designers and engineers with more than
fifty years of manufacturing and global
logistics experience, develops specifications
to provide to our global suppliers. With
tools such as AutoCAD, 3-D modeling for
in-house prototyping and inspection abilities,
the team works to hone in on and create the
envisioned product.
One of Phoenix USAs most recent
products to complete this process is the

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NF14 a D.O.T.Liner for the 2WD Ford


16, 6-lug, dual wheel transit van. Phoenix
USA worked closely with the OEM to ensure
the optional wheel liner was available to
customers, through Ford or Phoenix USA,
when the new van model was unveiled.
Throughout Phoenix USAs 30-year
history, this process has produced more
than twenty patents, eleven trademarks and
decorative wheel trim for more than 95% of
trucks on the road today.
New Air Cleaner Destroys Odors &
Disinfects the Air with No Filters!
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airborne pollutants in their homes, RVs, and


offices. Of course, buying a good air purifier
is usually a good way to improve indoor air
quality, which air purifier you buy can make
all the difference. The RxAir unit eliminates
both air pollutants and the usual costs of
ownership.
The RxAir s proven ViraTech air
purification technology uses high-intensity
germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C) to destroy
over 99% of mold spores, airborne bacteria
and viruses, including the flu, H1N1, SARS,
pneumonia, MRSA, strep, TB, measles and
the common coldwith no filters to change!
The RxAirs efficient germ destruction,
low-maintenance and small footprint make
it the ideal, space-saving solution for
preventing the spread of airborne viruses and
bacteria while also reducing concentrations
of VOCs and odors in homes, schools, work
environments, RVs, cabins and other indoor
spaces.
This unit handles up to 800 square feet,
comes with 5 year free UV cartridges, and
a 5 year warranty, all for $499.00 with free
shipping! Call Air Purifiers and Cleaners.
com today at 1-800-701-2513 to get yours
before they sell out again! SG

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Nexbelt The Belt With No Holes
Selected to Provide Commemorative Belts
for the George W. Bush Center Warrior Open
N e x b e l t , T h e B e l t Wi t h N o
Holes, was selected to provide custom
commemorative belts for the George W.
Bush Center Warrior Open held September
29-30, 2015 at Las Colinas Country Club in
Dallas, Texas.
The Warrior Open is a competitive
36-hole golf tournament for United States
military personnel seriously wounded or
injured since September 11, 2001. Part of the
Bush Institutes Military Service Initiative,
the Warrior Open, honors the service,
sacrifice, and resilience of our post-9/11
veterans and military families.
The first day of play, September 29, was
open only to the 25 warriors selected for
this years tournament. The second day,
September 30, was a Pro-Am, including PGA
Tour professionals and the warriors.
The commemorative red, white and blue
leather belts featured a laser etched buckle
displaying the Bush Center Warrior Open
logo and the keeper of each buckle was
personalized with the participants name.
Weve been involved with a lot of
different golf outings over the years, said

Eddie Rowland, Co-Founder of Nexbelt.


But I have to tell you, this was by far one
of the most amazing events weve ever
participated in. These warriors put their lives
on the line and paid the ultimate price to
fight for and ensure our freedom. Being able
to honor them like this was a very rewarding
experience.
For more information on the Warrior
Open or the Bush Institutes Military Service
Initiative, please visit www.bushcenter.
org/warrioropen or follow us on Facebook,
Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Instagram.

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Country Music Star Colt Ford Rocks


Nexbelt at the American Century
Championship
Nexbelt, The Belt With No Holes,
made its debut at the American Century
Championship held this past weekend in
Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Country Music Star, Colt Ford, rocked
his customized Nexbelts throughout
the three days of the tournament which
benefits the Stowers Institute for Medical
Research. The event features a record purse
of $600,000. The tournament is a 54-hole
modified Stableford format that features over

80 of sports and entertainments greatest


celebrities.
I have thrown all my other belts away
because Nexbelt is so good, said Colt Ford.
Its the only belt I will wear from now on.
Colt Ford is a musician and songwriter
who combines a story-telling blend of
country music and hip-hop rhythms. A
former professional golfer on the Nationwide
Tour (under his given name Jason Brown),
Ford has released five albums on his own
Average Joes Entertainment label, with
the most recent being titled Thanks for
ListeningThat album was the followup to 2012s chart-topping Declaration
of Independence, which remained on the
Billboard Country Album chart for more than
58 weeks Thanks for Listening features
collaborations with such pals as Keith Urban,
Duck Dynastys Boss Hog, Willie Robertson,
Jerrod Niemann and Randy HouserFord
released his debut album, Ride Through
the Country, in 2008Ford co-wrote and
recorded the song Dirt Road Anthem for
his debut album, which was later released
by Brantley Gilbert, who co-wrote the song,
on his 2010 album Halfway to Heaven,
and again by Jason Aldean on his album
My Kinda Party also in 2010Ford also

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wrote the theme song Buck em for the
Professional Bull Riders Association
Ford released his second album Chicken
& Biscuits in 2010 followed by his third
album Every Chance I Get in 2011.
Nexbelt is known for their innovative
technology and providing golfers with the
maximum comfort and minimal adjusting.
The unique ratcheting system called
PreciseFitTM allows the wearer to adjust
the belt in inch increments, providing the
golfer with the best fit, feel, and fashion
available.
Nexbelt is 100% committed to offering
its customers superior customer service and
the most innovative and technologically
advanced products available.

the way Americans buy, sell and wear their


belts. Tired of the old outdated pin/buckle
system, they set their sights on creating
a belt that would be both adjustable and
highly fashionable at the same time. Out of
this passion, Nexbelt, The Belt With No
Holes was born.
Nexbelt, Precise FitTM and The
Belt With No Holes are registered
trademarks.
For more information about Nexbelt,
visit www.Nexbelt.com.

Company Founders, Tom Hunsucker,


and Eddie and Francis Rowland started
Nexbelt in 2010 with a vision to reinvent

RANGER XP 900 EPS Wins 2015 Game


& Fish/Sportsman Readers Choice
Award
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), the
leading manufacturer of off-road vehicles,
recently announced the RANGER XP
900 EPS has been selected by Game &
Fish/Sportsmans readers for a Readers
C h o i c e Aw a r d i n t h e s i d e - b y - s i d e
category.
Polaris would like to thank the readers
of Game & Fish/Sportsman for recognizing
the RANGER XP 900 EPS, said Tim
Blinkhorn, general manager of RANGER.
Polaris RANGER has become an industry

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Deliver what we Promise with Integrity.
Retain the Human touch.
Invest in Good People generously.
Value our Customers Unconditionally.
Embrace Change with Innovation.

leader by delivering vehicles that fit our


customers needs and receiving this award
from those who use our vehicles is an
honor.
The Game & Fish/Sportsman Readers
Choice Awards are compiled from votes
from nearly 5,400 hardcore hunters. The
RANGER XP 900 EPS took 50 percent
of the votes in the side-by-side category,
with the second place at 14.6 percent and
third at 13.7 percent, for a decisive win in
the category. The vehicle has won several
awards in the hunting industry since its
introduction for Model Year 2013.
Polaris defined an all new class of
Hardest Working, Smoothest Riding
with the full-size RANGER XP 900 EPS.
The vehicle features a new ProStar 900
engine, all-new chassis, more suspension,
new restyled cockpit, flip-up seat storage,
larger gas tank, integrated Lock&Ride
Pro Fit cab accessories, easier
serviceability and a quieter ride due to
engine repositioning, making it the perfect
vehicle for hunting large or small game.
Polaris will accept the Readers Choice
Award from Game & Fish/Sportsman at
the 2016 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. SG