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Five new models celebrate six decades of Morgan's partnership with Louwman Exclusive

Morgan has made five new models to celebrate a significant anniversary with its Dutch dealership.

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They may be new, but the five models created to celebrate the partnership between Morgan Motor Company and its retailer in the Netherlands, Louwman Exclusive are a reminder of the days when motoring was truly motoring and craftsmanship was in focus rather than mass production.

The three limited-edition specifications served as the blueprint for the LE60 range that includes two Plus Six models in Ice Blue, a pair in Scintilla Silver, and a single Almond Green 3 Wheeler. The models were all designed in-house by Morgan's design team at the company's factory in Malvern, Worcestershire, England.

"We are delighted to recognize this landmark anniversary with our Dutch dealership, Louwman Exclusive," said Marcus Blake, Chief Sales Officer at Morgan Motor Company. "We are proud of our entire Dealership network, and it gives us immense pleasure to be able to celebrate these milestones in such a fitting way. When Louwman contacted us with their plans to celebrate 60 years as a Morgan dealer, we wanted to make sure they did so in style. All Morgan cars are special, but with consultation from our design team, these bespoke LE60 specials are especially beautiful and unique."

LE60 Plus Six in Ice Blue 

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The Ice Blue LE60 Plus Six rides on 19-inch alloy wheels that feature a design that envokes the wire wheels of the past, but with a contemporary twist. There are yellow accents throughout the interior and exterior of the car - brake calipers, spot light castings, and LE60 decals just to name a few. The cabin is covered in black pebble-texture leather with yellow diamond seat stitching and LE60 headrest embroidery, and a matte tawny wood dashboard and tunnel top trim, while an interior motif reaffirms the model's significance.

Each Plus Six is powered by BMW's B58 turbocharged, inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine, which produces 335 bhp. The models can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

LE60 Plus Six in Scintilla Silver

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This second Plus Six LE60 model also has yellow accents, starting at ground level where the 18-inch black Speedster wheels sit above yellow brake calipers. There is a yellow number 6 painted on the grille, yellow horizontal seat stitching, and yellow LE60 headrest embroidery. A yellow band serves as a visual break between the hood and windscreen. Its dashboard and tuned top are body colored.

LE60 Morgan 3 Wheeler

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The only LE60 Morgan 3 Wheeler in the world features an Almond Green paint job and yellow accents throughout the body in keeping with the product line theme. It has a leather dashboard with a laser-engraved design.

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Discontinued sedan

Volkswagen nixing Passat after 2022 model year

Racing Green Metallic is one of four exclusive colors for the car.

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After five decades on sale in the U.S., Volkswagen is pulling the plug on the midsize Passat. The explosion of SUVs' popularity and the need to shift production power to electric vehicles are behind the decision, which will take place after the 2022 model year. The cars have been built at the automaker's Chattanooga, TN plant since 2011, but the facility is being repurposed as VW's North American hub for electric vehicle assembly.

Volkswagen is giving the car one last hurrah, however, in the form of the Passat Limited Edition. The car features 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with an Advanced Front Lighting System, and an easy-open trunk. Inside, the cars come with sport seats wrapped in Vienna leather, memory seating, a Fender Premium Audio System, parking assistance, and parking sensors.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition Each car gets a special model tag with its limited production number.Volkswagen


Only 1,973 of the cars will be built, and it will only be sold in four colors, each with its own limited production numbers that have special meaning for the Passat:

  • Aurora Red Metallic with Titan Black interior: 411 units to represent the original vehicle production code
  • Racing Green Metallic with Mauro Brown interior: 423 units to commemorate the Chattanooga 423 area code
  • Pure white with Mauro Brown interior: 524 units to signify the Chattanooga plant's May 24 opening date
  • Platinum Great Metallic with Titan Black interior: 615 units to signify six generations of imported Passats, one generation assembled in Chattanooga, and five decades of U.S. sales

Pricing for the 2022 Passat starts at $31,290, which includes a $995 destination fee. Adding Aurora Red Metallic drives the price up by an additional $395. Each car will receive a special number plate to designate its place in the limited production run.


2022 Volkswagen Passat Limited Edition The Passat Limited Edition gets several upscale features. Volkswagen

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Ram Trucks adds new anniversary edition for 2022

The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition gets an exclusive blue paint color.

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Pickup trucks have long been more than the rugged workhorse vehicles they once were. People buy and use trucks as their everyday vehicles, and automakers have responded by making more spacious, comfortable, and efficient pickups. Nowhere is that more apparent than with Ram, whose 1500 light duty pickup truck carried away award after award when its new generation hit the streets in 2019. In its top trims, the Ram 1500 shames many luxury cars on interior quality, comfort, and technology, but the brand isn't done adding "stuff."

If you needed any confirmation that big, luxurious pickup trucks are here to stay, here it is. Today, Ram Trucks announced the Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition. Beyond having a tongue-twister for a name, the truck is packed to the gills with highbrow materials and features.


2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition The Ram 1500 has won numerous awards for its luxurious interior and refined ride.Ram Trucks


To set it apart on the outside, the truck will get an exclusive Blue Shade paint color, along with a multi-function tailgate and adjustable cargo tie-down hooks. Inside, Ram says that the 1500's already impressive interior will be pushed further into premium territory with quilted leather upholstery and door inserts, a suede headliner, and special 10th anniversary badges. The truck's digital gauge cluster and infotainment screen will display unique graphics upon vehicle startup. Capping off the plush cabin, the Anniversary Edition truck will be offered with a new Indigo and Sea Salt Grey interior color and will get a 19-speaker premium audio system.

The 2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Special Edition is sold only in a crew cab body style. Ram offers the truck with either the 5.7-liter V8 with eTorque or with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine. The new special edition expands the already mammoth Ram 1500 lineup. At the bottom end of the spectrum is the Ram 1500 Tradesman, a stripped-down work truck with only the essentials. From there, there is the Big Horn, the Laramie, the Rebel, the Limited Longhorn, and the Limited. All of that is on top of the Hellcat-powered Ram 1500 TRX and the Ram 1500 Classic, which itself is offered in three trim levels.


2022 Ram 1500 Limited 10th Anniversary Edition The 10th Anniversary truck gets quilted leather upholstery.Ram Trucks

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