Day: February 6, 2021

Chevrolet Teases 2019 Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD, Slated for March Debut

Chevrolet will reveal its all-new Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD medium-duty trucks this March, using the Work Truck Show 2018 to commemorate the unveiling.
The show—North America’s largest gathering of fleet operators, trucks, and truck equipment—gives Chevy a captive audience of potential customers for its Class 4 and Class 5 conventional trucks. The all-new medium-duty Silverado will be available in regular or crew cab models, with or without four-wheel drive. That variability, as well as a wide range of gross weight ratings and wheelbases, should make the trucks popular with a variety of customers.
Styling-wise, the shadowy image Chevy released makes us think the new Silverado will retain the headlamps and design features of the current 2018 Silverado HD. Expect a much larger front clip sitting in front of a current-generation passenger cabin. Chassis and suspension engineering will be much stouter than any Silverado currently on the market, befitting the new
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1 of 8 Mercedes-Maybach 57S Coupes is up for sale, previously owned by Muammar Gaddafi

A rare Maybach 57S Coupe built for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is up for sale through Dutch dealer Autoleitner, with an asking price of $1.16 million.

First spotted by Motor1, the two-door Maybach is one of eight produced by coachbuilder Xenatec. When the Maybach brand was first revived in 2002, the factory only offered a single four-door sedan model in standard-wheelbase 57 and long-wheelbase 62 guises, plus sportier S versions of both. Maybach did build the gothic Exelero coupe concept, but that never went into production.

Xenatec announced its Maybach coupe project in 2010, fairly late in the car’s lifespan (production ended in 2012). The company originally planned to do 100 conversions, but only eight were completed, according to the seller.

Maybach 57S Coupe built for Muammar Gaddafi (Photo by Autoleitner)

Maybach 57S Coupe built for Muammar Gaddafi (Photo by Autoleitner)

This car was commissioned by Gaddafi in 2010, but was delivered the following year due to

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Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office First Look: Cloud Computing Is Better

Many of us have recently made the switch from working in an office setting to working from home. But why settle for a home office when you could potentially work from an anywhere office? Airstream has the answer. Meet the Airstream Flying Cloud 30FB Office, a go-almost-anywhere mobile office that promises to be just as comfortable as the desk in your living room, if not more so.

The 30FB is a more office-oriented layout of Airstream’s already popular Flying Cloud lineup of campers. However, Airstream has added a host of amenities to make on-the-go office life even easier. There is a dedicated desk area, a comfy-looking office chair, USB ports located throughout to make charging easier, overhead storage, and a privacy divider so more than one person can work in relative peace.

Airstream Connected, which is essentially a data plan to help keep you, well, connected, wherever you go, is

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Apple Could Partner With Hyundai for Apple Car, Says Analyst

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Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Asset Management sees the Apple Car using a Hyundai design for the chassis. Kia will provide the U.S. production line, Kuo writes.


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The Apple Car chatter got a little louder on Tuesday, after the closely followed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a research note that he believes the company will collaborate with the Hyundai Group to build an

Apple

Car.

Kuo, an analyst with Taiwan-based TF Asset Management, writes that the Apple Car chassis will use Hyundai’s E-GMP design (the acronym stands for Electric-Global Modular Platform) and that Hyundai Mobis, an automotive systems supplier, is in charge of design and production for some components. He also says that

Kia

will provide the U.S. production line for the car. Kia’s only U.S. manufacturing plant is in West Point, Ga.

Kuo also writes that if the partnership with Hyundai goes

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