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Contents

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WINTER 2017
DEPARTMENTS
EDITOR’S LETTER........................................................ 4

TRUCK REVIEWS....................................................... 10

SUV REVIEWS ............................................................ 22

HUNTING NEWS......................................................... 28

SWEEPSTAKES.......................................................... 32

NEW PRODUCTS........................................................ 36

CAR REVIEWS ........................................................... 46

TRAVEL....................................................................... 56

INDUSTRY NEWS........................................................ 60
Hunting News page 28

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Editor’s Letter

W
ell guys, winter is definitely
here and we are feeling it! Even
though we are numb from the
cold, Sportsman’s Gear is excited about the
year ahead and poised to bring you new
products and vehicle reviews in addition to
current happenings in the industry.
In this issue, new products include
Transfer Flow, the leader in aftermarket
fuel tank systems. They have introduced a
50-gallon high-capacity replacement fuel
tank for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD diesel
truck. The Transfer Flow 50-gallon midship
replacement tank will provide Nissan
Titan XD owners with nearly double the
fuel capacity and driving range over its
stock 26-gallon tank. Check this (and other
products) out on page 36.
Trucks, trucks, trucks...you have to love
a good truck! We have a couple featured in
the truck reviews section beginning on page
10. You’ll want to see the new Ram 2500 as
well as the Chevrolet Silverado HD. Lots of
new and improved innovative features and
amenities you’ll find in both trucks!
If foodie travel is a thing for you, please
look at our travel piece on page 56. Think
beyond Atlanta for taste bud tempting
eateries like those in Henry County, just 30
minutes south of the big city and the perfect
stopping point for those en route to Savannah
or Orlando. Henry County is a quaint
Southern destination packed with menu
options for even the pickiest palate.
Stay warm friends and pass along your
magazine when you’re done with it! Until
next time...

Until next time,

Becky J. Beall
Editor-in-Chief

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Truck Reviews Truck Reviews

Ram Truck Brand Announces New Ram new Off-road Component Package provides the tires from covering the side of the truck to address the lowest mid-point of the truck.
2500 Heavy Duty 4x4 Off-road Package the functional enhancements to deliver owner with debris. The new offering also includes standard
New Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road Package confidence off the beaten path. To handle the rough roads, Bilstein Hill-decent Control, borrowed from the
designed for customers who need essential “Truck customers require a wide range of monotube shock absorbers soak up the Power Wagon. Hill-descent Control allows
off-road upgrades combined with ¾-ton off-road capability options and Ram trucks bumps at all four corners and distribute drivers to control speed down steep, rugged
pushing, pulling and hauling capabilities are designed and engineered for the full excessive heat that can be generated when grades with the buttons on the column shifter
• Part of “America’s Off-road Truck spectrum,” said Bob Hegbloom, Head of driving rough sections for extended periods – without the need for throttle or brake
Leader” lineup Ram Truck Brand, FCA - North America. of time. The performance shocks are tuned pedals.
• Features stability control upgrades, “Anyone who spends most days on the specifically for the weight of the truck and For added traction, the 4x4 Off-road
all-terrain tires and rugged exterior outskirts of a job site or the weekend on the take advantage of the exclusive five-link Package comes standard with a rear anti-
appearance shore of a favorite fishing hole will benefit coil rear suspension system, adding further spin differential, which turns both rear
• New package includes limited-slip from the standard features on our new Ram control to the axle. wheels in tandem when increased torque is
differential, underbody protection and 2500 4x4 Off-road Package.” The improved suspension is coupled with applied. The design automatically unlocks
Bilstein shocks The Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road Package all-terrain tires. The Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road the differential for normal on-road driving,
• Available “RamBox Holster” rack is a value-priced option with a long list of Package includes Firestone LT 275/70R 18E allowing the wheels to spin independently
accessory for RamBox-equipped trucks content that customers have requested. OWL on/off-road tires for added traction. for improved drivability.
Ram Truck capitalizes on a core piece of Joining the Ram Rebel and Power Wagon, Some models wear Firestone LT 285/60R Finishing off the truck is a large “4X4
the ¾-ton segment with new Ram 2500 4x4 the 4x4 Off-road Package rounds out the 20E OWL on/off-road tires. The tires clean OFF ROAD” decal placed on the rear corner
Off-road Package, which includes a list of brand’s enthusiast lineup and reinforces its themselves better than on-road tires by of the bed on both sides of the truck.
must-have upgrades for the occasional off- claim to being the “Off-road Truck Leader.” allowing whatever finds itself in the tread to The Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road Package is
roader. break free under rotation, keeping the tread available in Crew Cab and Mega Cab, gas About Ram Truck Brand core customers and the features they find
Designed for all manner of activity, it’s no Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road Package clear to grip again. and diesel powertrains and short- and long- Since its launch as a stand-alone division valuable. Whether focusing on a family that
secret pickup trucks spend a disproportionate A pickup truck has a lot of unforeseen Many trails, tall grass and mud holes hide wheelbase models. It is available on all Ram in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-
amount of time in the dirt, mud and snow duties. Large front tow hooks add an untold unforeseen impediments. These obstacles trim levels, including Tradesman, SLT, Big emerged as an industry leader with America’s working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a
when compared to other vehicles in the amount of versatility and allow the Ram generally reveal themselves during breakover Horn/Lone Star, Outdoorsman, Laramie, longest-lasting line of pickups. business that depends on its Ram ProMaster
automotive industry. Up to 35 percent of 2500 to become a solid anchor point or maneuvers. To prevent underbody strike Laramie Longhorn and Limited.  Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks commercial van every day for deliveries,
pickup owners operate their vehicle in off- rescue rig. Larger fender flares in Black or damage, the Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road The Ram 2500 4x4 Off-road Package will has allowed the brand to concentrate on Ram has the truck market covered.
road environments for work and/or play. The body-color help prevent whatever slings off Package includes a transfer case skid plate became available in the third quarter of 2016.
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Truck Reviews

In order to be the best, it takes a • Highest snow plow rating – Ram 2500 and that drives cool, dry air into the engine for
commitment to innovation, capability, 3500 sustained performance and cooler engine
efficiency and durability. Ram Truck invests • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab temperatures during difficult driving
substantially in its products, infusing them • Most capable fullsize off-road pickup conditions. The intake system underwent
with great looks, refined interiors, durable – Ram Power Wagon extensive testing based on the most
engines and exclusive features that further Truck customers, from half-ton to challenging real-world driving conditions to
enhance their capabilities. commercial, have a demanding range of ensure capable performance no matter the
 Ram continues to beat the competition in needs and require their vehicles to provide weather.
the most sought-after titles: high levels of capability. Ram trucks are Marked by a dramatic hood scoop, the
• Longest-lasting line of pickups designed to deliver a total package. all-new air intake system provides 60 percent
• Best-in-class ride and handling with of the air to the Duramax diesel engine
exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air from an inlet at the front of the hood. The
suspensions All-new Intake System Feeds Duramax air provided to the engine is very close to
• Best-in-class fuel economy and longest Diesel on 2017 Silverado HD the outside ambient temperature and much
range with exclusive EcoDiesel – 29 mpg Cool, dry air delivers lower engine cooler than the air under the hood.
and 754 miles with Ram 1500 temperatures, maximum performance Cooler air helps the engine run better
• Best-in-class gas towing – 16,320 pounds New for 2017, Chevrolet Silverado HD under load, especially in conditions where
with Ram 2500 trucks feature a patented air intake system engine and transmission temperatures can
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Truck Reviews

rise quickly. Running cooler allows the highest elevations for any roadway in North performance for splash engineering:  “Big,
Duramax diesel to maintain full power and America. heavy raindrops from a thunderstorm are
vehicle speed for capable trailering in even Maximized engine performance requires relatively easy to eliminate from air. The
the toughest conditions. more than cool air; the air must also be clean more challenging issue comes from the mist-
There’s also a ram-air effect from the and dry. Accordingly, the functional hood like spray generated by semitrucks on wet
incoming air at highway speed that helps scoop includes a unique air/water separator highways. Those very fine water droplets
pack more air into the engine. The air filter to ensure only combustion-enhancing dry prove more challenging to separate from the
housing also draws 40 percent additional air is drawn into the engine. The air charge air. The air intake is an elegant solution that
air from a dry location in one of the front enters an expansion chamber containing a works well with water droplets of all sizes.
fenders. It blends with the cooler air from sharp, 180-degree turn on its way to the air For customers, the results deliver maximum
the hood inlet before funneling into the filter housing. That creates a velocity change engine performance and even greater towing
Duramax’s combustion chambers. This that causes humidity or mist to form larger, confidence.”
assures the engine can breathe even if the heavier droplets that are flung centrifugally Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is
hood is completely blocked. against the outside wall of the housing. now one of the world’s largest car brands,
“The 2017 Silverado HD was engineered The collected water drains through a valve, doing business in more than 115 countries
to provide maximum utility for our while the air charge continues on to the filter and selling more than 4.0 million cars and
customers in even the most extreme housing and into the engine.  trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers
situations,” said Eric Stanczak, chief Testing the effectiveness of the system with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature
engineer, Silverado HD. “While developing was rooted in real-world driving conditions engaging performance, design that makes the
this all-new induction system, we considered of every degree — from misty rains to heart beat, passive and active safety features
our customers towing a maximum-weight monsoon-level downpours; from powdery and easy-to-use technology, all at a value.
trailer through the Eisenhower Tunnel on a snow to wind-driven ice pellets; from desert More information on Chevrolet models can
hot, rainy summer day.” dust to arctic cold. be found at www.chevrolet.com. SG
At more than 11,000 feet above sea Surprisingly, torrential downpours do
level, the Eisenhower Tunnel, is the highest not necessarily pose the biggest challenge,
vehicle tunnel in the world and one of the according to Kevin Dunn, global vehicle
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SUV Reviews

All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named a


Car and Driver 10 Best
Chrysler Pacifica Wins Segment for First-
ever 10Best ‘Trucks and SUVs’ List
• Car and Driver’s “10Best Trucks and
SUVs” expands the 10Best franchise and
recognizes the excellence throughout the
marketplace to include SUVs, crossovers,
pickups and vans
• The most awarded minivan this year, the
all-new Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the
minivan segment with an unprecedented
level of functionality, versatility,
technology and bold styling
• N o m i n e e s c o n s i s t o f a l l - n e w o r
significantly updated vehicles in the
burgeoning ranks of utility vehicles that
fall under the base-price cap of $80,000
and have an on-sale date in January 2017
Experts at Car and Driver have named are organized around segments and recognize With more than 100 available safety and
the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica to their “10Best one honoree from each segment. security features, the all-new Uconnect
Trucks and SUVs” list, recognizing 2017’s The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the Theater rear seat entertainment system, and
best trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles minivan segment with an unprecedented a full array of comfort and convenience
with base prices under $80,000. level of functionality, versatility, technology technologies, the Chrysler Pacifica is a
An expansion of the 10Best franchise, and bold styling. Re-engineered from the no-compromises minivan ideally suited for
which has awarded the 10 best cars on the ground up on an all-new platform, the today’s families and has earned its spot as the
market in each January issue for the past 35 Pacifica delivers class-leading gasoline and most awarded minivan of the year.
years, the 10Best Trucks and SUVs awards hybrid powertrains to the minivan segment.
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SUV Reviews

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line®


4Motion®

Design
• R-Line rear bumper, side skirts and
extended wheel arches
• Chrome window trim
• R-Line rear spoiler
• Chrome protective side moldings

Drivetrain
• 4 MOTION® all-wheel-drive system

Equipment
• 65% light-absorbing glass in rear side
window and rear window
• Silver roof rails
• Electromechanical power steering with
variable assistance and active return
• Heated side mirrors with integrated turn
signals
• Heated windshield washer nozzles
• Trailer hitch preparation (wiring, bumper,
and cross bar with mounting plate)
• Heat-insulated glass
• Power-assisted front vented disc brakes
• Expanded range of available active safety and rear solid disc brakes
features, including Front Pedestrian • Sport suspension with independent front
Braking, Forward Automatic Braking, MacPherson struts, rear fully independent
Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking, 4-link suspension, and stabilizer bars
Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam • Window diversity antenna
Automatic Headlamp High-Beam Control, • Rain-sensing variable intermittent
2017 GMC ACADIA Rear Seat Reminder and Surround Vision windshield wipers
              Camera
FAST FACT • Enhanced connectivity, including phone
GM invested $167 million at the Spring Hill, integration technology via Apple CarPlay
Tenn. assembly plant to support production and Android Auto through the GMC
of the all-new 2017 Acadia and additional IntelliLink system
vehicles.

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• Reimagined crossover aimed at the heart
of the midsize segment, designed to offer
great versatility and refinement, with more
advanced safety technologies
• More than 700 pounds lighter for greater
efficiency
• All-new 2.5L I-4 with direct injection
and VVT offers EPA-estimated 26 mpg
highway for FWD models
• Available 3.6L V-6 engine offers
GM-estimated 310 hp and 25 mpg
highway on FWD models
• All Terrain package with advanced Active
Twin Clutch AWD system
• Traction Select to adjust vehicle
performance in various road conditions

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SUV Reviews

Jeep® Renegade: Most Capable Small


SUV Adds Features for 2016
• Jeep® Renegade offers additional features
for 2016, including Beats premium audio
system, rain-sensing wipers and new
exterior colors
• 2016 Jeep Renegade delivers a best-in-
class combination of fuel efficiency and
off-road capability
• Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-
in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability with
class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low,
which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep
Selec-Terrain system
• More than 30 miles per gallon (mpg) from
both engines: 2.4-liter Tigershark engine
with MultiAir2 paired to the segment’s
first nine-speed automatic transmission, or
1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with six-
speed manual transmission
• Features technology once limited to
premium SUVs: award-winning Uconnect
Access, Uconnect touchscreen radios and
the segment’s largest full-color instrument
cluster
• Loaded with up to 70 available advanced
safety and security features
• Designed in America, crafted in Italy, the
Lighting models in the Cherokee lineup. With a U.S. 2016 Renegade highlights the Jeep brand’s
• Automatic headlights with Coming/ Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price global resources and dedication to meeting
Leaving Home feature (MSRP) of $34,695 (plus $995 destination), customer needs in more than 100 countries  
• Halogen headlights with clear, lightweight, Cherokee Overland arrives in Jeep The 2016 Jeep® Renegade delivers a
chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses dealerships this spring. unique combination of best-in-class off-road
• Halogen reflector lens foglights with low- Parksense rear backup assist system capability, open-air freedom and convenience,
speed corner-illuminating feature and a premium insulation group. The new a segment-first nine-speed automatic
• Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Jeep Cherokee Overland 4x4 model comes transmission that contributes to outstanding
standard with 8.2 inches of ground clearance on-road and off-road driving dynamics, two
Wheels/Tires to help drivers reach the most demanding fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement,
• 19” Mallory alloy wheels destinations. and a host of innovative safety and advanced
• 19” All-Season tires 255/40 R19 96H technology offerings. SG

Jeep® Expands Cherokee Lineup With


Premium Overland Model
The Jeep® brand is introducing its
new Cherokee Overland today at the New
England International Auto Show, expanding
the brand’s lineup to deliver consumers
a new level of luxury combined with
unmatched capability in the mid-size SUV
segment. 
“The new Cherokee Overland model is
a direct response to consumers looking for
benchmark 4x4 capability that only Jeep can
offer, in a stunning, more luxurious package
loaded with premium amenities,” said
Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA
Global. “Cherokee sales increased 23 percent
in 2015, and we expect the new Overland
model will attract even more consumers into
our Jeep showrooms going forward.”
The new Cherokee Overland joins
Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk
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Hunting News Hunting News

California Elk Research, Habitat Work


Get a Boost
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
awarded nearly half a million dollars in
grant funding to assist with elk research
and wildlife habitat stewardship work in
California.
The $494,953 in grants benefit 22 projects
across 5,726 acres in Colusa, Del Norte,
Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Merced,
Modoc, Monterey, Placer, Sacramento, San
Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Siskiyou
and Yolo Counties. There are also five Here is a sampling of the 2016 projects, approximately 140 elk to assist wildlife
projects of statewide benefit. listed by county: managers in determining population trends,
“California is home to three different Humboldt County—Remove reproductive rates, movements, survival
subspecies of elk,” said Blake Henning, encroaching conifers on 275 acres followed of cows and calves and other information
RMEF chief conservation officer. “This grant by planting native vegetation to restore in establishing sustainable elk populations
funding will assist researchers and wildlife coastal prairie habitat on BLM managed land and sound hunting proposals (also benefits
managers to better determine and understand in the King Range. Modoc, Del Notre, Humboldt and Lassen
movement, reproductive rates, survival Modoc County—Remove encroaching Counties).
and other demographic factors leading to juniper across 4,531 acres in the Blue S t a t e w i d e — P r o v i d e To r s t e n s o n
maintaining sustainable elk populations.” Mountain area to restore sage steppe habitat Family Endowment (TFE) funding for the
RMEF volunteers and members raised the to benefit wildlife on the Modoc National purchase and donation of 816 RMEF youth
funding via banquets, membership drives and Forest. membership knives to hunter education
other events which is put back on the ground Siskiyou County—Provide research classes
in their home state and across elk country. funding for collars to be placed on

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Hunting News

California project partners include the The former Holland Family Ranch is ecological, recreational and historic values,”
Klamath, Lassen, Modoc, Six Rivers and located west of Dillon and was previously said Melany Glossa, Beaverhead-Deerlodge
Shasta-Trinity National Forests, Bureau of an in-holding in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest supervisor. “Working together
Land Management, California Department National Forest. It lies squarely on the Nez with RMEF and the Holland family to be a
of Fish and Wildlife and private landowners Perce National Historic Trail, where Chief part of this legacy has been a really wonderful
as well as sportsmen, government, civic and Joseph led his Nez Perce tribe away from its experience.”
other organizations. pursuers in 1877. The Land and Water Conservation Fund,
Since 1988, RMEF and its partners “We appreciate the Holland family for Cinnabar Foundation, Montana Fish and
completed 558 conservation and hunting reaching out to us to help conserve and Wildlife Conservation Trust and RMEF
heritage outreach projects in California permanently protect this key stretch of provided funding for the project.
with a combined value of more than $42.2 habitat,” said Blake Henning, RMEF vice About the Rocky Mountain Elk
million. These projects protected or enhanced president of Land Conservation. “It is Foundation:
147,520 acres of habitat and opened or especially rich in wildlife values.” Founded over 30 years ago, fueled by
secured public access to 15,289 acres. Elk use the property as calving grounds as hunters and a membership of more than
RMEF uses TFE funding solely to further well as spring and summer range. It serves 222,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more
its core mission programs of permanent as an important wildlife movement corridor than 7 million acres for elk and other wildlife.
land protection, habitat stewardship, elk between the Big Hole River Valley and RMEF also works to open and improve public
restoration and hunting heritage. the Continental Divide for elk, mule deer, access, fund and advocate for science-based
moose and black bear. It is also home to resource management, and ensure the future
Canada lynx, wolverine, a wide variety of of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why
Wildlife Habitat, History Permanently other animal and bird life, and includes more “Hunting Is Conservation™” at www.rmef.
Protected in Montana than two miles of fisheries, wetlands and org or 800-CALL ELK. SG
A 320-acre property in southwestern surrounding riparian habitat.
Montana, vital to wildlife and linked to the RMEF recently conveyed the tract to the
pages of U.S. history, is now permanently Forest Service thus providing both new and
protected thanks to a successful collaboration improved public access for hunting, fishing
between the Rocky Mountain Elk and other recreational activities.
Foundation, a conservation-minded family “This purchase is a perfect example of
and the U.S. Forest Service. how partnerships can conserve wildlife,

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Transfer Flow’s New 50-Gallon High- Warranty. In business since 1983 and still patented worry-free TRAX 3™ technology
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Transfer Flow, the leader in aftermarket Nissan’s Titan XD made news in 2016 for many of the world’s largest OEMS,
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the installation method that best suits your through the same cable you use to connect • 1x RJ45 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit
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punch plate or direct bolt-on. The kit also USB-C accessories will be properly powered • 3x USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s, 1.5 A, USB Battery
includes adjustable slider brackets, dual with up to 15 W, while the built-in USB 3.0 Charging 1.2 & UASP)
connecting wiring harness, and mounting ports can even charge your iPad or iPhone at • 1x 3.5 mm Headphone Output (amplified
hardware. full speed.  analog stereo)
For more information, please call Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock offers two • 1x 3.5 mm Microphone Input (mono)
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4pm, M-F PST or visit the website at www. charge your computer, and one to extend
westinautomotive.com.  the versatility of Thunderbolt even Display Configurations
further. Connect cutting-edge accessories • DisplayPort output: up to 4096 x 2160
such as a 5K Thunderbolt 3 display, an pixels at 60 Hz
Elgato Introduces Thunderbolt™ 3 ultra-fast storage solution, or an adapter • Thunderbolt 3 output: up to 5120 x 2880
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Notebook Charging Thunderbolt 3 Dock Features: 60 Hz each
Elgato recently introduced Thunderbolt • Connect everything to your MacBook Pro • 4K60 over HDMI 2.0 supported using
3 Dock, its most potent expansion solution or Windows notebook at once  active adapters (not included) via USB-C
yet. Thunderbolt 3 Dock enables you to • Charge your notebook with up to 85 W and DisplayPort
connect and charge your MacBook Pro or through the same cable you use to connect 
Windows notebook with only one cable. It • Two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports: Requirements
drives up to two additional displays without extended versatility, including 5K display • Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12 (or later),
compromising the stunning 4K resolution support  PC running Windows 10 (or later)
and smooth 60 Hz frame rate. Three • Dual display support: up to 2x 4K • Thunderbolt 3 port
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports ensure that all resolution with smooth 60 Hz frame rate 
your devices are connected when you need • Three USB 3.0 ports: high-power device Pricing & Availability 
them, at full speed and with up to 1.5 A of support for iPad, SuperDrive and more  Elgato Thunderbolt 3 Dock will be
power. Built-in Gigabit Ethernet enables • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet: enjoy increased available in Q1/2017 from the Apple Store
maximum network performance, while network performance for a suggested retail price of $299.95.
an amplified audio output with a separate • Separate microphone input and amplified Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock remains available
microphone input delivers crystal-clear audio output  at $229.95, including a 50 cm / 1.6 ft
conference calls. • Included software: conveniently eject all Thunderbolt Cable. The Elgato Thunderbolt
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New Bolt Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock Deters protecting the locking mechanism from harsh locks are also available at 4-Wheel Parts
Trailer Theft weather. stores, advanceautoparts.com, Basspro.com,
BOLT(r), the innovators of Breakthrough        “The new BOLT Off-Vehicle Coupler Cabela’s, Pep Boys, and Summit Racing.
One-Key Lock Technology, knows the best Lock brings the convenience of our one-key com. For more information, visit www.
way to prevent costly trailer theft is with a technology to those who routinely use and boltlock.com or call 844.972.7547.
visible and functional sign of security.  To store their trailers, said BOLT National Sales
meet this need, the company is introducing Manager Erika Garcia. “This new addition
its Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock that secures a to our lock line is a highly-visible deterrent Polaris® Slingshot® Kid Rock SS-R
trailer when it’s not attached to a vehicle. that sends would-be thieves on their way Concept Rocks Hard
The Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock is a new and gives trailer owners a piece-of-mind Slingshot® and Bob Fehan Motorsports
dimension in trailer security that features that their investment is secure when not in have teamed up to build the ultimate tribute
BOLT’s patented one-key lock technology use. Since the lock works with the vehicle to Detroit’s bad-boy rocker Kid Rock —
that permanently programs locks to the ignition key, you never have to worry about the turbocharged Slingshot Kid Rock SS-R
vehicle’s ignition key for single-key use no keeping track of an extra key.” concept. Introduced today as a featured
matter how many BOLT locks are being In addition to the new BOLT Off-Vehicle vehicle at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas,
used. The lock is easily programmed the Coupler Lock, the extensive BOLT product the Kid Rock SS-R turned heads and drew a
first time the ignition key is inserted into line includes Padlocks, Cable Locks, Coupler crowd.
the BOLT Lock cylinder through the use of Pin Locks, King Pin Locking Systems and With all the attitude of the American
spring-loaded plate tumblers that move up Receiver Locks as well as a Toolbox Latch Badass singer, the SS-R concept pushes
and down to uniquely code the cylinder to Retrofit Kit.  For Jeep(r) owners, BOLT approximately 400 horsepower through the
that specific key. also offers a J-Mount, a JK hood lock as signature three-wheeler’s rear wheel, thanks
Made of hardened steel for extra security, well as a spare tire carrier lock.  BOLT’s to a custom intercooled turbocharging system
the Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock works with 1 patented technology helps to deter theft in on the Slingshot’s standard 2.4-liter engine.
7/8-inch, 2-inch and 2 15/16-inch couplers a variety of applications and reduces key Road-race suspension upgrades help to
to keep a variety of trailers secure while clutter by allowing use of the ignition key for channel that extra power through the corners
unattended. The innovative BOLT lock is a numerous locks. for a more exhilarating experience on the
visible theft deterrent that is designed with BOLT locks come with a limited lifetime track or highway.
a unique plate tumbler sidebar to prevent warranty. Find a BOLT retailer by using the The concept vehicle’s high-performance is
picking and bumping. A highly durable zip code finder, www.boltlock.com/retail- complemented visually with custom carbon
powder-coated finish is factory applied to finder or purchase from the BOLT website fiber body panels, a bold wing spoiler,
the lock to keep dirt and moisture out while at http://www.boltlock.com/shop. BOLT custom lighting and Kid Rock graphics.
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The cockpit features custom racing seats, • R e a r v i e w m i r r o r w i t h i n t e g r a t e d roadster lineup and features lightweight
a flat-bottom steering wheel, short-throw navigation display and display for an forged aluminum wheels, a 305MM-wide
shifter and much, much more. in-vehicle video system rear tire, Sparco® race-inspired cockpit
Built by Bob Fehan Motorsports, the • Short-throw shifter touchpoints, a custom two-tone paint scheme
roster of custom and unique content on the • Three-way-adjustable road-race shocks and more. It expands the Slingshot range
concept vehicle includes: and billet aluminum rear shock mount of American-designed and manufactured
• Turbocharged and intercooled 2.4L • Road-race stabilizer bar, bushings, roadsters to three models, including the
engine with custom induction and exhaust adjustable links and brake master cylinder original Slingshot and Slingshot SL.
systems support brace All Slingshot models are constructed
• High-performance racing wheels and tires • Cross-drilled high-performance brake with a high-strength steel spaceframe and
• Custom carbon fiber body panels with rotors with composite pads. powered by a 173-hp 2.4-liter DOHC four-
hydrographic carbon fiber body trim cylinder engine that drives the rear wheel
• Carbon fiber wing spoiler Slingshot for 2017 via a five-speed manual transmission. The
• Polycarbonate hard-coated windshield Slingshot’s 2017 lineup includes feature responsive combination delivers exhilarating
• Racing seats with custom-embroidered upgrades and new colors for the brand’s acceleration and connects the driver and
“Kid Rock SS-R” logos on the seat faces flagship models, a new racing-inspired passenger to the road through a sophisticated
• Racing safety belts and soft doors roadster and an expanded lineup of double-wishbone front suspension and
• Auxiliary turbo boost and oil pressure accessories focused on rider comfort, storage e le c tronic pow e r-a s s is ted r ack- and-
gauges and accented gauge bezels and more customization choices. pinion steering. All models also feature an
• Flat-bottom steering wheel and racing The 2017 Slingshot® SLR is the newest electronic stability control system. SG
pedals model of the groundbreaking three-wheeled
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awarded “VQ-series” V6 that has been a


mainstay of INFINITI performance models
for many years.
In addition to the larger sport brakes
with red painted calipers, sport-tuned
Digital Dynamic Suspension, semi-aniline
leather-appointed sport seats, aluminum-
accented pedals and paddle shifters,
the Red Sport 400 further benefits from
exclusive Red Sport 400 exhaust tips,
unique Red Sport 400 19-inch sport
aluminum-alloy wheels (staggered for
RWD models) and chrome finished red
“S” exterior sport badging on the trunk and
front fenders.
Like all 2017 Q60 models, the Red
Sport 400 also stands out with its inspired
styling. Daring curves, deep creases and
flowing lines intensify the sport coupe’s
low, wide, powerful stance. Signature
2017 INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 DOHC 24-valve twin-turbo V6, which
elements like eye-inspired headlights and
Pricing for the all-new 400-horsepower features twin water-to-air charge coolers
double-arch grille make it unmistakably
2017 INFINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 sports with two water pumps, optical turbo speed
INFINITI. A highly coveted exterior
coupe, which will begin arriving at INFINITI sensor and 14.7 psi turbo boost.
color, Dynamic Sunstone Red, is available
retailers nationwide this month, starts at The all-new INFINITI Q60 Red
exclusively for Q60 Red Sport 400 models.
$51,300 for rear-wheel drive models and Sport 400 takes the third-generation of
Inside, the Q60 Red Sport 400
$53,300 for models equipped with Infiniti INFINITI’s renowned sports coupe into a
interior expresses a sense of artistry and
Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. new level of empowered driving. The Red
craftsmanship that matches the seductive
The Q60 is offered in eight grade levels, Sport 400 features 400 horsepower and 350
exterior design. The interior is modeled
including a choice of three turbocharged lb-ft of torque from a sport-tuned, high-
around the concept of a “driver’s glove” –
engines. The Q60 Red Sport 400, the output version of the new VR-series 3.0
fitted, personal and tailored for the person
performance flagship of the Q60 lineup, is liter V6 twin turbo engine – a more than
behind the wheel.
highlighted by its 3.0-liter aluminum-alloy worthy successor to the renowned, highly
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torque application as the driving situation or


road conditions require.
For customers who do not prefer
the traditional manual-shifting driving
experience, the 2017 A4 is also available
with a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch
automatic transmission with front-wheel
drive or available quattro® all-wheel drive.

Highlights of the 2017 Audi A6 Sedan


Continuing its growth strategy, with a
focus on producing top-quality vehicles and
having offerings in the right segments, along
with significant enhancements in technology,
design and driving dynamics, Audi
announces its 2017 Model Year lineup. In
the 2017 model year vehicles, more features
become standard across the model lineup and
sportier interior and exterior design packages
offer more personalization options for
customers. Technology packages, including
Audi smartphone interface, which supports
Apple CarPlay™ and Google™ Android
Auto, is now available on more models than
A4 model-line through the lightweight ever before.
construction. The front five-link suspension The 2017 A6 models receive updated
continues to allow for greater steering exterior design enhancements, for a more
precision and excellent handling through dynamic presence on the road, and improved
optimized steering-rack placement direct at in-vehicle infotainment, including Audi
wheel centers. smartphone interface for compatible devices
The A4 with manual transmission also (available on 2.0T variants and standard on
features a new quattro all-wheel drive system 3.0T variants). All A6 variants now come
with ultra technology that is optimized standard with S line exterior styling and 18”
for fully-variable torque distribution and
efficiency. The new drivetrain utilizes an
2017 Audi A4 Sedan electronically controlled multi-plate clutch
The 2017 Audi A4 with available six- at the rear end of the transmission along
speed manual transmission and quattro® with an integrated decoupler in the rear axle
with ultra® technology, and exclusive differential and weighs 8.8 pounds less than
Sport plus package offers the design and the previous quattro system. This quattro
performance of an S model in an entry level system with ultra technology allows for
variant. No other luxury manufacturer in the intelligent, proactive control of the all-wheel
A4’s competitive segment offers a manual drive system to predictively modify the
transmission sedan with all-wheel drive
capability.
Exclusively available on the A4 quattro
manual is a Sport plus package featuring
flow formed cast aluminum 18” 5-double-
spoke-star design wheels, available
Daytona Gray exterior paint, S line leather/
Alcantara® interior with sport seats, stainless
steel pedal caps, flat-bottom steering wheel
and brushed aluminum decorative inlays.
Also included is Audi dynamic steering
and sport adaptive suspension (-23mm ride
height), both of which were previously
reserved only for S4 models.
The new six-speed manual transmission
complements the performance produced by
the A4’s 2.0 TFSI® engine which generates
252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. A significant
weight savings was achieved across the

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2017 Genesis G80 Earns the Industry’s


Highest Safety Designations
The 2017 Genesis G80 holds two of the
highest safety honors in the auto industry
– the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) 2016 Top Safety Pick +
and the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-star rating.
IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ and NHTSA’s
5-Star Safety Ratings help consumers pick
vehicles that offer the highest level of
crash protection and identify those with the
most active and passive advanced safety
technology.
With one of the most rigorous vehicle
safety testing environments, IIHS rates
vehicles in a small overlap front crash,
moderate overlap front crash, side and roof
strength, and head restraint tests, as well as
a standard or optional front crash prevention
system. Winners of the TOP SAFETY
connectivity and connected services, a PICK+ award must earn good ratings for
sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel occupant protection in all five of the
and shifter knob, Blind Spot Monitor with crashworthiness evaluations and an advanced
Rear Traffic Alert, 16-inch aluminum-alloy or superior rating for front crash prevention.
wheels, KESSY® Keyless access and push- NHTSA is the only organization that rates
button start, and V-Tex leatherette seats with rollover resistance, in addition to frontal
rear pass-through functionality. The top SEL and side crashworthiness. New aspects of
trim gains a 1.8-liter, 170-hp TSI engine, the ratings system include side pole testing,
power driver’s seat; exterior chrome accents; using different sized crash-test dummies,
10-spoke-V design wheels. The available Climatronic® automatic dual-zone climate
Sport package offers a 19” 10-spoke design offering a single Overall Vehicle Score
control; a navigation system, rain-sensing per vehicle and highlighting new crash
wheel and available Black optic package wipers, front foglights; Forward Collision
offers 20” 5-arm-star design wheel with a avoidance technologies.
Warning and Autonomous Emergency
black polished finish. Braking (Front Assist); and Adaptive Cruise
Also new for 2017 is the sports-oriented Control (ACC).
A6 3.0T competition model produces 340 hp The Jetta GLI is now available in only
and 325 lb-ft of torque and includes standard one trim, with a 2.0-liter, 210-hp TSI engine,
quattro® drivetrain along with a rear quattro standard 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a
sport differential which further improves navigation system, power driver’s seat, LED
driving dynamics. The unique interior taillights, Park Distance Control (Park Pilot),
styling of the A6 competition includes S the Fender® Premium Audio System, and
sport Valcona leather seats with diamond Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.
contrast stitching and a flat bottom steering
wheel with shift paddles. The exterior
is made sportier with standard S exterior,
black mirror housings, 20” 5-double-spoke
titanium wheels and red front and rear brake
calipers.

The 2017 Jetta: Volkswagen’s Best-Selling


Sedan, Refined
The Jetta lineup is simplified in 2017.
The base S trim includes a 1.4-liter,
150-horsepower TSI® engine, 16-inch steel
wheels as standard, along with a rearview
camera, LED DRLs, and two-tone cloth
seats. It offers optional 16-inch aluminum-
alloy wheels, and a cold weather package
(heated washer nozzles and heatable front
seats).
For 2017, the midline SE adds
Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
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Standard Advanced Safety & Technology


Highlights:
• Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
• Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear
Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
• Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) with Haptic
Steering Wheel
• High Beam Assist (HBA)
• Pre-active seat belt and nine airbags
• Smart Cruise Control with Stop/Start
capability
• Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic
Vehicle Hold
• 8-inch touchscreen navigation system with
rearview camera screen display, luxury-style interior of standard Apple CarPlayTM iPhone®
appointments, Remote Engine Start**, connectivity and two new accessory
RearView Monitor and more equipment packages – the Medallion
2017 Nissan Maxima • Two new available accessory value Package and Dynamic Package.
• One year after complete revision of packages, the Medallion Package and As the flagship of Nissan’s popular
Nissan’s flagship “4-Door Sports Car,” Dynamic Package, join the popular sedan lineup, Maxima sets the standard
enhancements continue with the addition Midnight Edition – offering buyers three for style, performance and technology. In
of standard Apple CarPlayTM convenient ways to customize their 2016, Maxima was recognized by leading
• Pricing starts at $32,560 USD* for Maximas straight from the dealership automotive media for its style, performance
the Maxima S model, which offers • 2017 Maxima is on sale now and driving enjoyment – including being
300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, named to WardsAuto’s “10 Best Interiors,”
NissanConnectSM with Navigation The eighth-generation Maxima, which MotorWeek’s “Drivers’ Choice Awards” and
featuring Apple CarPlay, 8.0-inch touch- was totally reimagined for the 2016 model WardsAuto’s “10 Best Engines.” SG
year, is enhanced for 2017 with the addition
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dazzled at Sarah’s Country Cooking Meet up with old friends just off the main street in Hampton for sudsy sips at

Take a Bite Out of Henry County, Georgia (1060 Eagles Landing Parkway, Suite
210). Fresh vegetables, fried chicken and
JailHouse Brewing Company.

homemade desserts pay tribute to the


restaurant’s namesake. The Kelley sisters

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rom barbecue to behind-the-bars Try these top picks for mouthwatering franchise has grown to include more than operate this lunchtime hotspot and serve
brews, an unsuspecting location is temptations: 70 locations, the Original, complete with up delicious food just the way their
flavored with eclectic good eats 1. See where barbecue was born! Well, freestanding outhouse, is still dishing mother, Sarah, taught them. Hungry for
Think beyond Atlanta for taste bud maybe not exactly but Henry County out barbecue, ribs and its famous peach more? Cravings Home Cooking (2180
tempting eateries like those in Henry County, is home to some of the best barbecue cobbler. Highway 20 West) offers Southern-style
just 30 minutes south of the big city and in the state. In fact, it’s where the 2. Southern favorites like the meat and home cooking made fresh every day, with
the perfect stopping point for those en route original Shane’s Rib Shack (2136 three abound in Henry County, too. a wide variety of entrees, fresh veggies,
to Savannah or Orlando. Henry County is Highway 155 North) was founded. Shane Whether you are a Southern cooking soup, salads and sinful desserts.
a quaint Southern destination packed with Thompson opened the first Shane’s devotee or new to the “meat and three,” 3. Beyond the dinner plate, sip suds at
menu options for even the pickiest palate. in this little “shack,” and although the be prepared to have your taste buds JailHouse Brewing Company (8 Cherry
Street) where craft brews are the specialty.
Brewed in the former city jail of Hampton,
Arts and crafts, live music and food vendors put on a yearly event to celebrate at the Yellow Pollen Festival in Hampton.
Georgia, the hand-crafted beers from
JailHouse Brewing Company marry small-
batch ingenuity with refreshing
palatability. JailHouse’s usual suspects—
Slammer Wheat, Misdemeanor Ale and
Mugshot IPA—are satisfying, flavorful
and designed to enhance Southern cuisine.
Look for seasonal beers and 4D IPA
throughout the year, and keep your eye
out for the orange and black badge tap
handles, 12-ounce bottles and 12-ounce
cans of their newest beer, Alibi, made with
locally sourced grits. Brewery tours and

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ee prized autos at the ‘Vettes for Vets Car Show at Heritage Park Veterans Museum in Henry County.

tastings are available Thursdays from 5:30 lots of fall fun—getting lost in a cornfield • Import Alliance National Car Show –
to 8 p.m., Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. maze, cheering at a pig race, taking a March
and Saturdays from 2 to 6 p.m. Come see hayride and more. Then, experience an • USSSA Atlanta Spring Super NIT – March
how simple ingredients— barley, water, old-fashioned Christmas with pre-cut • The Color Run 5k – April
and hops—become something to celebrate. Fraser fir trees. Don’t forget to stop by • Locust Grove Day – April
4. Many restaurants, like the French Market, the new Farm Market for jams, jellies, • Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta
source ingredients like the pecans for their homemade ice cream, cobblers, ciders, Motorama – April
chicken salad, locally from area farms. a variety of baked goods and more • O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night Drags &
Taste what farm-to-table means at the delicious treats. Nearby, end the hunt Show-n-Shine – April – August
French Market & Tavern where you’ll for the perfect peach at Gardner Farm • Peach Stand Road Race – May
find a stylish, Southern-chic setting and Peach Orchard (3192 Highway 42 • The Blacklight Slide 5k – May
and food with a decidedly New Orleans South) a family orchard where you can • The Dirty Girl Mud Run – May
flair. The menu features locally sourced pick up fresh pre-picked peaches, or
creations such as the Fenster Farm U-Pick blueberries and blackberries. Visitors can rest easy, choosing from a
Pecan Chicken Salad Croissant and Produce is usually available late May variety of lodging options including name
a creative array of martini options. Come through September and includes brand hotels or sleeping under the stars at
for dinner and drinks and stay for a little peaches, berries, tomatoes and more. For one of the beautiful campsites in the area.
home decor shopping at the adjoining hours and seasonal produce availability, Whether looking for an adventure-packed
boutique. call or visit the website or Facebook page. trip or an easy-going escape, guests will
5. Eat local with U-pick options at feel as renewed as a spring blossom after
Southern Belle Farm (1658 Turner If you go visiting Henry County, Georgia.
Church Road). Open seasonally, this Plan to visit during one of Henry County’s For more information, please go to
330-acre working farm specializes in annual spring events: VisitHenryCountyGeorgia.com. SG
homegrown family fun, fresh produce • Yellow Pollen Street Festival – March
and wholesome memories. You’ll find • Hauler Parade in Hampton – March All photos courtesy of Henry County CVB.
U-Pick strawberries in the spring and other • Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR
berries and peaches in the summer, plus Race Weekend – March
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audience. With Yui’s home centered on the A c c u We a t h e r A n n o u n c e s N e w the go-to resource that people rely on for
dashboard, Concept-i’s interior emanates “ A c c u We a t h e r R e a d y ” We a t h e r winter and year-round weather safety.
around the driver and passenger side and Preparedness Program with Life-Saving “With the most accurate, detailed, and
throughout the vehicle in sweeping lines, Weather Information and Tools to Keep actionable weather information by exact GPS
with interior shapes designed to enhance People Safe location, AccuWeather is uniquely able to
Yui’s ability to use light, sound and even New cross-platform program provides hyper-localize the weather and provide the
touch to communicate critical information. exclusive weather information, tools, alerts best preparedness focus that saves lives,”
 In fact, Concept-i avoids screens on the and more to help AccuWeather users prepare said Barry Lee Myers, Chief Executive
central console to reveal information when for the winter weather season. Officer at AccuWeather.  “With the most
and where it’s needed. Colored lights in AccuWeather, the global leader in accurate weather forecasts and warnings in
the foot wells indicate whether the vehicle weather information and digital media, has the world, plus new AccuWeather Ready
is in automated or manual drive; discrete strengthened its mission of saving lives, tools full of helpful tips and resources,
projectors in the rear deck project views onto protecting property, and helping people guidelines on how to stay safe, and critical
the seat pillar to help warn about blind spots, prosper, with the launch of AccuWeather life-saving weather information, we give
and a next-generation head up helps keep the Ready - a new year-round weather people everything they need to be ready for
driver’s eyes and attention on the road. preparedness program that focuses on severe weather.”
keeping people safe and informed.   The most trusted weather brand
Even the exterior of the vehicle is In addition to 24/7 weather information w o r l d w i d e , A c c u We a t h e r d e l i v e r s
designed to enable Concept-i to engage with and updates with Superior Accuracy™ on breaking weather news and life-saving
the world around it. Yui appears on exterior the AccuWeather Network, AccuWeather. information people need with Superior
door panels to greet driver and passengers com, and award-winning AccuWeather Accuracy.  AccuWeather Ready takes
as they approach the vehicle. The rear of mobile apps, the AccuWeather Ready this commitment even further to educate
the vehicle shows messages to communicate program features new weather preparedness and inform people with new weather
about upcoming turns or warn about a tools including in-app push notifications, preparedness updates and tools when it
potential hazard. The front of the vehicle personalized weather preparedness plans, matters the most, personalizing the weather
communicates whether the Concept-i is in tailored emergency kits with detailed so people can improve their lives.  With
automated or manual drive.  shopping lists, educational weather news and AccuWeather Ready, consumers will be
Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor North videos, an easy-to-use toolkit with actionable prepared for the most significant weather
America. safety tips, and more, making AccuWeather events ahead including winter storms,

Toyota Concept-i Makes the Future of user experience. What’s more, Concept-i ability to use mobility to improve quality of
Mobility Human leverages the power of an advanced artificial life.
• Designed from the inside out to foster a intelligence (AI) system to anticipate What’s more, the AI system leverages
warm and friendly user experience people’s needs, inspire their imaginations advanced automated vehicle technologies
• Advanced artificial intelligence learns and improve their lives. to help enhance driving safety, combined
from and grows with the driver “At Toyota, we recognize that the with visual and haptic stimuli to
• On-road evaluation within the next few important question isn’t whether future augment communication based on driver
years in Japan   vehicles will be equipped with automated responsiveness. While under certain
or connected technologies,” said Bob conditions users will have the choice
Imagine if the vehicles of the future Carter, senior vice president of automotive of automated or manual driving based
were friendly, and focused on you. operations for Toyota. “It is the experience of on their personal preference, Concept-i
T h a t ’s t h e v i s i o n b e h i n d To y o t a ’s the people who engage with those vehicles. seamlessly monitors driver attention and
Concept-i. Announced recently at the Thanks to Concept-i and the power of road conditions, with the goal of increasing
2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las artificial intelligence, we think the future automated driving support as necessary
Vegas, the groundbreaking concept vehicle is a vehicle that can engage with people in to buttress driver engagement or to help
demonstrates Toyota’s view that vehicles of return.” navigate dangerous driving conditions.
the future should start with the people who    
use them. Built around the Driver Vehicle Designed to Help Make Technology Human 
Designed by Toyota’s CALTY Design Relationship To help ensure that even the most
Research in Newport Beach, Calif., and with At the heart of Concept-i is a powerful cutting-edge vehicle technology remained
user experience technology development AI that learns with the driver to build welcoming and approachable, CALTY
from the Toyota Innovation Hub in San a relationship that is meaningful and designers built Concept-i from the inside out,
Francisco, the Concept-i was created around human. More than just driving patterns starting with a next-generation user interface
the philosophy of “kinetic warmth,” a belief and schedules, the concept is designed to that serves as a platform for the vehicle’s AI
that mobility technology should be warm, leverage multiple technologies to measure Agent, nicknamed “Yui”.  
welcoming, and above all, fun. As a result, emotion, mapped against where and when  The interface begins with the visual
the concept was developed with a focus the driver travels around the world. The r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o f Yu i , d e s i g n e d t o
on building an immersive and energetic combination gives Concept-i exceptional communicate across cultures to a global

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hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, summer Drivetrain precise wave-design shoulder line is more
heat, and more.   Similar to the Coupe and Sportback pronounced than previous generations and
Visit www.AccuWeather.com/Ready for models, the A5 Cabriolet comes equipped wider wheel arches provide design cues
additional information. with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to the vehicle’s quattro® DNA. Three-
to a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch dimensional LED taillights with dynamic
automatic transmission that produces 252 hp turn signals offer a distinctly powerful look
Audi of America will debut the all-new and 273 lb-ft of torque and sprints from 0-60 and emphasize vehicle width.
A5 and S5 Cabriolet at the 2017 North mph in 6.0 seconds, an improvement of 0.6 The refined interior of the A5 and
American International Auto Show seconds compared to the previous generation. S5 Cabriolet, with seating for up to four
Completing the new generation of the A5 The S5 Cabriolet is equipped with a standard, includes greater attention to
family, the all-new 2018 Audi A5 and S5 re-engineered 3.0-liter TFSI® V6 engine to detail through functional refinements and
Cabriolet will make their US debut at the produce an impressive 354 hp and 369 lb-ft additional driver-focused technologies. A
2017 North American International Auto of torque between 1370 – 4500 rpm, and three-dimensional decorative inlay trim
Show. With a fully automatic soft top that sprints from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, half with climate control integration spans from
opens in 15 seconds and closes in 18 seconds a second faster than its predecessor. The S5 the door panels across the dashboard and
at speeds of up to 31 mph and seating for is also newly equipped with an eight-speed adds breadth and lightness. The available
up to four, the A5 and S5 Cabriolet are the Tiptronic® automatic transmission that is 20-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system
perfect combination of design, top-down well suited for the low-end torque of the new with 3D sound and two subwoofers offers
driving and dynamic performance. 3.0-liter turbocharged engine. both an acoustic and visual highlight in the
Both variants of the Cabriolet come interior.
An open-air driving experience standard-equipped with quattro® all-wheel
The A5 and S5 Cabriolet feature a fully drive, offering enhanced agility through a Infotainment & Driver Assistance
electronic top that can be lowered using the self-locking center differential, with a basic The A5 and S5 Cabriolet offer the same
new one-touch opening function, in just 15 ratio of 40:60 front to rear, and wheel- advanced infotainment systems as the A5
seconds, at speeds of up to 31 mph. With selective torque control. Coupe and Sportback models including
the top up, the Cabriolet is designed for a A redesigned front five-link suspension the available Audi virtual cockpit, MMI®
refined driving experience. The soft cloth top with lightweight construction offers greater navigation plus, standard Audi smartphone
complements the car’s design and delivers steering precision and excellent handling interface and newly available in-car Audi
outstanding acoustics thanks to effective through optimized steering-rack placement connect® infotainment and security
insulation. When opened, the top folds into direct at wheel centers. Suspension tuning features, supported by 4G LTE connectivity
three layers and rests in a tray underneath the enhancements have also improved through (where available). With natural language
luggage compartment thereby offering the the wider track and longer wheelbase. voice control and free-text search, A5
largest possible luggage space at all times. Available dynamic steering (S5 models only) and S5 Cabriolet drivers can now control
Thanks to a smart mix of materials offers a variable steering ratio that adjusts infotainment functions more effortlessly and
and lightweight design, the A5 and S5 based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive intuitively. Standard safety belt microphones
Cabriolet models are 40 percent more select setting. for the driver and front passenger help
rigid but lighter than their predecessors improve voice quality commands even with
(55 pounds for the A5 and 99 pounds for Interior & Exterior Design the top down.
the S5) and have increased in length and The 2018 A5 and S5 Cabriolet models A full suite of advanced driver assistance
width. That increase in size translates into mirror the coupe’s breakthrough design systems, including standard Audi pre sense®
over an inch more front passenger shoulder language, featuring a wider, flatter basic and city and available Audi adaptive
room (26mm) and rear legroom (30mm). Singleframe® grille and longer, lower cruise control with stop & go and traffic jam
hood lines that highlight the powerful assist, help drivers navigate the road and
engines of the new A5 family vehicles. The traffic with increased confidence. SG
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