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These 8 dogs are competing for your vote to be the #JeepTopCanine

Jeep wants you to vote for your favorite

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The finalists for the #JeepTopCanine have been announced and there’s just a few days left to get your vote in. The eight finalists were chosen from thousands of entries submitted this summer.

Fans can vote for their favorite at www.JeepTopCanine.com through August 18. The winner will be announced on National Dog Day, August 26. That winner will be the newest face of the Jeep brand across its social media channels for the next year.

Meet the finalists by scrolling down and read what their owners had to say about them

Bear from Northborough, Massachusetts

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“Bear is the ultimate Jeep dog! He loves to jump right in, go for a ride with the top town, and feel the wind in his fur!” Click here to vote for Bear.

Floyd from San Diego, California

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“Floyd is a Jeeping, camping, hiking kind of dog and his glowing personality shows in everything he does. He already thinks hes famous so don't disappoint him.” Click here to vote for Floyd.

Macy from Edmeston, New York

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​“Macy loves to kayak, camp, boat, fly, hike and just about anything she gets to do with her moms and their JEEP!” Click here to vote for Macy.

Louis from Edwards, Illinois

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​“Louis: AKA "LouBug" is a 5yr old French Bulldog with an amazing personality. He loves people and being the center of attention. Anyone says "jeep ride" and he runs to get his glasses and harness......ready to go!!” Click here to vote for Louis.

Luna from Pflugerville, Texas

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“I presented you my beautiful daughter having a nice day!” Click here to vote for Luna.

Stark from Ivyland, Pennsylvania

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​“Stark loves going off-roading. He has been on all of our trips and even Jeep Badge of Honor trails. He rips branches and pulls them into the Jeep because he thinks he is protecting it. He loves his Jeep!” Click here to vote for Stark.

Rollo from Columbus, Ohio

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“Rollo is my very best friend. He has saved my life in more ways than I can count. He is the best Jeep pup I could of ever or asked for. I love him to death. I feel like he would be the perfect winner for this Jeep contest. We love to take drives together with the top down. My furever friend!” Click here to vote for Rollo.

Peaches from Madison, Virginia

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“Old Jeep New pup” Click here to vote for Peaches.

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The Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule adds new interior and exterior color choices for buyers.

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Expressions in color and trim meet at the Urus Graphite Capsule, a collection of SUVs produced by super luxury automaker Lamborghini. The Urus itself sits at the intersection of performance and practicality, and is the best-selling model in the Lamborghini lineup.

The Urus Graphite Capsule lets buyers push the limit in a pick-and-choose fashion. Lamborghini will offer the Urus Graphite Capsule in four new exterior matte colors including white Bianco Monocerus, black Nero Noctis, and grey Grigio Nimbus and Grigio Keres. The lower parts of the car, the front, rear, and side sills, are all finished in the color.

Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule

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From there, buyers are able to choose from four tiny accent colors: orange Arancio Leonis and Arancio Dryope, yellow Giallo Taurus, and green Verde Scandal. Those accent colors are shown on the front splitter, door inserts, and rear spoiler.

The cabin of the Urus sports the same traditional design the SUV has had during this, its initial generation. The Urus Graphite Capsule check box adds dark, anodized aluminium trim on the dashboard and door panels, with new matt-finish carbon fiber inserts. The buyer's choice of exterior colors are carried over to the inside where upholstery is contrast stitched. Q-citura stitching and the embroidered Lamborghini logo reside on the headrests.

The ventilated Alcantara seats are an exclusive option only available on the Urus Graphite Capsule and the recently launched Pearl Capsule.

"The new Graphite Capsule endorses the inimitable versatility of the Lamborghini Urus as the original Super SUV: its color and styling is as adaptable and versatile as its presence in every high-performance and lifestyle environment." said Automobili Lamborghini Chief Commercial Officer Giovanni Perosino. "The inherent design of the Lamborghini Urus, with the DNA of our super sports heritage, lends itself to virtually limitless potential for personalizing color and trim. The Urus Graphite Capsule is the latest collection to offer our growing clientele the opportunity to stamp their individuality and way of life on their Lamborghini."

The Urus Graphite Capsule is available on Urus model year 2021. It has a starting MSRP of $218,009 in the U.S.

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The front of the concept is very EV in its design.

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The Honda SUV e:concept debuted in China this week signaling what's ahead for a future mass-production model of the Honda brand's first electric vehicle to be introduced in China. While what's sold in China doesn't always make it to American shores, there are a few things to be learned by taking a closer look at the concept.

We know that the vehicle's powertrain is electric. How many motors? What type of battery? How much power? In a nutshell, we have no idea. However, that could be where Honda's relationship with General Motors kicks in. A recent agreement to share platforms and co-build future vehicles builds on the electric vehicle platform sharing agreement the two automakers signed in April. In the first agreement agreement, Honda agreed to work with GM to develop two new electric vehicles based on GM's global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries.

Honda SUV e:concept The sloping roofline of the concept is indicative of another Honda model.Photo courtesy of Honda

The concept's sweeping looks are more crossover than SUV. While there's plenty of doubt that the model will be a two-door vehicle when it arrives in showrooms, its overall aesthetic is new for Honda, though it has hints of the current-generation CR-V and Accord in its nose.

The roofline of the SUV and side profile look a lot like the 2020 Honda Avancier, a true crossover that got its start as a station wagon and now sits as the company's flagship in China. If indeed this model is an electric Avancier, it means that the U.S. market is unlikely to see it.

From a business perspective, this makes sense. Electric vehicles are not nearly as popular in the U.S. as they are in China and Europe, where they have been regulated into residents' lifestyles. Additionally, the U.S. electric vehicle charging infrastructure leaves much to be desired.

2020 Honda Avancier

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Cars built for the Chinese market also do not have to meet the same strict safety testing standards as American vehicles so they can be made for less and sold for less. Upping to U.S. standards costs more and, when shipping and taxes are added in, the model may be priced out of sensibility for American Honda customers.

Wherever it's destined to go, the Honda will be a mass-production electric vehicle.

The company is committed to equipping the car with a number of safety technologies including omnidirectional advanced driver assistance systems, the next-generation Honda SENSING safety and driver-assistive system with improved recognition, predication and decision-making performance, as well as the next-generation Honda Connect, which features an AI assistant interface, smartphone link, and wireless updates.

Honda SUV e:concept The model features a unique black end with slim lights.Photo courtesy of Honda

Expect to see the next steps in the evolution of this concept in the coming year, even if it's just in spy photos.

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