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    • By dfelt
      G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com
      Jeep Wrangler on Steroids - Rhino XT Hellcat!

      The company, US Specialty Vehicles which has built many a trick auto for movies as well as building special lines to sell to the public just outdid FCA.  In 2015 this company showed off this Rhino XT version which is available for sale with the V6 powertrain on their web site. For the latest Fast and Furious movie, they went out of this world crazy and built this unit with the Hellcat engine. Now the company has informed the public that they too can order up the Rhino XT Hellcat edition and have what has been seen on the silver screen. Yet if a 707 HP wrangler is too much for you and the base V6 is not enough you can always opt for their Supercharger Package on the V6. This takes you from the basic 285 HP by adding roughly 1/3 more power to motivate those 35" tires.
      The V6 edition starts at $80,735. They also have the Sport edition and the premium edition packages.
    • By dfelt
      G. David Felt - Staff Writer Alternative Energy - www.cheersandgears.com
      Jeep Easter Edition Moab Utah
      The 51st Easter Jeep Safari in Moab Utah is taking place this week and Jeep has a slew of working concepts that will be on the trail all week long for people to drool over according to the story at USA Today!
      To quote the story:
      "Go fast and look good ... and if you're not smiling, get out," said Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, as walked around the hot rod Jeep Quicksand, which was "built for sand dunes."
      The roar from the Quicksand's Mopar 392 Crate Hemi engine with eight-stack injection drew smiles and stares. But one of the cooler features on the Quicksand was ornamental — a clear acrylic gear shifter knob with a Jeep Matchbox suspended inside.
      The other Jeeps were decked out, too.
      Love their Cocktail which was built based on 3 different generations of the wrangler.



      Luminator, which pretty much will light up the night for night wheeling.


      New Jeep Safari Concept


      Jeep Switchback


      Jeep Trailpass Concept


      Loving the Jeep Quicksand Concept with that 392 Hemi and optimized for dune jumping. Loving the V8 Power!!!  

      More pictures and info in the story on the other auto's which has a total of 7 concepts to gauge Jeep Enthusiasts feedback.
    • By William Maley
      Mercedes-Benz is still waiting on the EPA to give the ok for them sell 2017 model year diesel vehicles. This is causing them to rethink their diesel strategy in the U.S.
      Speaking with reporters at the New York Auto Show this week, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said engineers are still in talks with the EPA over their diesel vehicles. Exler admitted that he isn't aware of the current status of those talks. When asked about the future of diesel sales for the U.S., Exler said,
      "No decision made one way or the other."
      Before the EPA put all 2017 model year diesel vehicles under an intense review process, only 2 to 3 percent of Mercedes' total U.S. sales were made up of diesels.
      It should be noted that Mercedes-Benz has also canned plans on bringing over diesel version of the C-Class sedan last year.
      Exler said the focus going forward would be electric vehicles, with 10 new EVs being launch by 2025.
      Source: Reuters

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    • By William Maley
      Mercedes-Benz is still waiting on the EPA to give the ok for them sell 2017 model year diesel vehicles. This is causing them to rethink their diesel strategy in the U.S.
      Speaking with reporters at the New York Auto Show this week, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler said engineers are still in talks with the EPA over their diesel vehicles. Exler admitted that he isn't aware of the current status of those talks. When asked about the future of diesel sales for the U.S., Exler said,
      "No decision made one way or the other."
      Before the EPA put all 2017 model year diesel vehicles under an intense review process, only 2 to 3 percent of Mercedes' total U.S. sales were made up of diesels.
      It should be noted that Mercedes-Benz has also canned plans on bringing over diesel version of the C-Class sedan last year.
      Exler said the focus going forward would be electric vehicles, with 10 new EVs being launch by 2025.
      Source: Reuters
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