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The Triton Model H is an all-electric behemoth

Triton has debuted the Model H, an all-electric SUV.

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It has all the classic hallmarks of elegant people hauler: long swaths of darkened out windows, a commanding grille, chrome piping the length of the body, and unique features that push the envelope. The Triton Model H is the all-electric SUV that will have your eyes wide open.

The Triton H has a 130-inch wheelbase, which is the same size as a 2020 Chevrolet Suburban. For 2021, the Suburban upped its wheelbase to 134.1 as part of a generational change. It also has the same exterior dimensions as the 2020 Suburban: 224" (L) x 81" (W) x 74" (H).

Triton Model H The SUV has dimensions that are the same as the 2020 Chevrolet Suburban.Photo courtesy of Triton

The eight-seater SUV has a 200-cubic foot cargo capacity, that's 55.3 cubic feet more than the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban's 144.7. That's enough space for 11 Yeti 65 coolers and a few lawn chairs or a Renault Twizy and an average sized casket.

The vehicle will be sold in two grades: Standard and Performance. Triton says that the SUV yields 1,500 horsepower in its Performance grade and 1,000 horsepower is standard. Power comes from its four wheels and can get from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

Triton says that the Performance version fo the SUV will run on a 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack and have 700 miles of range while the Standard model gets a 150-kilowatt-hour battery and 500 miles of range. That's... a lot considering the size of the vehicle. The revised tiny and aerodynamic Tesla Roadster is said to have a 620-mile range while the forthcoming Volkswagen ID.3 is said to get 340 miles out of a full charge.

The Model H will undoubtedly be far heavier than the Roadster and ID.3. However, to be fair, we still don't know the exact range of the forthcoming GMC Hummer EV, which could rival the Model H and is likely to beat it to market.

Triton Model H Technology is the focus of the SUV's cabin.Photo courtesy of Triton

The listed towing capacity is 15.400 pounds or 26,000 pounds, depending on the model. Company resources profess that the Model H has a curb weight of 5.300 pounds, which is less than the 2020 Suburban, which doesn't have a battery pack. Autoblog reports that the weight of the model is actually 7,700 pounds, which seems more in line with the equipment the company has divulged.

Inside, the cabin of the Model H seems luxurious enough. It's clear from images presented by the company that the design phase is still ongoing but that technology, though present in the back seats, does not take a back seat.

Triton says that they back every Model H with a 10-year/150,000-mile warranty.

Triton Model H Triton says that the SUV comfortably seats eight in luxury level accommodations.Photo courtesy of Triton

Autoblog reports that the base model starts at $140,000 while the Performance SUV Strats around $180,000. According to the privately held company's owner, those who order early will get the Performance setup for the price of a Model H Standard.

Triton, a division of Triton Solar, is an electric vehicle company based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia. The SUV is not currently in production, but the company is taking orders and $5,000 deposits. With their deposit, the first 100 customers get a Founder's Edition of the Model H that will have "unique additions to the standard specifications which shall never be manufactured again." The additional $135,000 is expected via a wire transfer within five business days to complete the transaction.

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The Lordstown Endurance all-electric pickup truck is moving closer to production.

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The Lordstown Endurance isn’t under production yet, but the company is already receiving orders for the all-electric pickup truck - 40,000 of them. The model is targeted at commercial fleet vehicle buyers like city governments and large corporate entities that require the capability of a full-size truck.

Each pre-order is a non-binding agreement to purchase the truck, the same as the reservations received by Ford for the Mustang Mach-E and Tesla for the Cybertruck. The purchases equal $2 billion in revenue for the company, which is based in Lordstown, Ohio.

2021 Lordstown Endurance The design of the interior of the Endurance is crisp and modern.Photo courtesy of Lordstown Motors

Lordstrown has kicked up the cadence of its news releases as the company moves closer to production. In June, the company debuted the truck and announced its $52,000 price point.

July marked the release of the first renderings of the interior of the Endurance and the debut of the first commercial starring the truck. Then, in August, Lordstown announced that they had entered into an agreement with DiamondPeak Holdings to become a publicly traded company.

Lordstown Motors is operating out of the former General Motors Lordstown Assembly site. The new company has its plant next to the battery facility that General Motors is developing to assist with the products coming to market in the future, like the Cadillac Lyriq.

2021 Lordstown Endurance The large screen combines most vital functions of the car’s command center into one place.Photo courtesy of Lordstown Motors

Now, the company as revealed its first pictures of the interior of the truck. Notably, the Endurance has its large screen spanning the width of the driver and center console, housing most all vital functional controls of the vehicle.

Reservations for the truck continue to be taken via the company’s website.

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The 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition features a thermal orange paint job that it shares with the Acura NSX.

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Acura will make a PMC Edition of its best-selling RDX for the 2021 model year. The move comes following successful PMC Edition iterations of the TLX and MDX and forecasts a design change is in the RDX's future.

Named after Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio, the 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition will be hand-crafted alongside the Acura NSX by master technicians. Just 360 of the range-topping RDX PMC Edition models will be made and carry a sticker price in the low $50,000s. Exact pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.

2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition

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Acura has given each of the North American market-exclusive models a Thermal Orange Pearl paint job - a color shared with the NSX.

It builds on the top-of-the-line RDX, which includes the RDX Advance Package and RDX A-Spec styling. The model gets exclusive black 20-inch alloy wheels, a body color grille surround, black chrome exhaust finishers, and a gloss black roof, side mirrors, and door handles. All-wheel drive is standard.

Acura has pushed the orange color to the cabin where it appears as color-matched orange stitching for the seats, center console, door panels, steering wheel, and floor mats. The RDX PMC edition features a 10.5-inch color head-up display, 16-way power Sport Seats trimmed in Ebony Milano leather and Ultrasuede, heated steering wheel, and heated outboard rear seats.

Like the NSX, each RDX PMC Edition will be built and handled with care. It starts as a body-in-white shell that arrives at PMC to be finished in its orange paint via a robotic paint system. Multiple base coats enhance the paint's intensity. Next ,a mid-coat of gold and orange mica is applied giving off a pearlescent effect in the sunlight. Finally, four layers of clearcoat are applied to increase the paint's luster and protect the finish. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days.

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Post-paint, PMC master technicians begin hand-assembling the two-row SUV starting with the installation of the drivetrains and chassis components, wiring harnesses, and electronics. Then, the wheels and tires are added. The final step in the process is to fit the vehicle with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plate affixed to the RDX's center console.

Following assembly, the RDX PMC Edition undergoes an identical quality control process as NSX, which includes a full electronic systems line-end test, expert wheel alignment, dyno run, water-leak test and final paint examination. Before exiting PMC, each vehicle is wrapped in a protective film and loaded onto an enclosed, single-car carrier for transport to an Acura dealer.

Acura has introduced a PMC Edition of the TLX and MDX as they have entered the final year of their design phase. Could a refreshed RDX be on the horizon for 2022? All signs point to yes.

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