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2021 Toyota TRD Pro lineup gets a new coat and boots, 4Runner receives additional upgrades

The Toyota 4Runner is getting additional upgrades for 2021.

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Toyota is replacing its Army Green exterior option with a new coat of paint - Lunar Rock. The color is designed to turn heads and will only be available on the 2021 TRD Pro lineup.

Currently, Toyota sells TRD Pro versions of the Sequoia, 4Runnner, Tundra, and Tacoma.That trim level adds Toyota's top-tier off-roading technology to vehicles traditionally meant for more on-road use. They also feature unique styling. TRD Pro was first introduced in 2014.

2021 Toyota TRD Pro Lineup: 4Runner

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For 2021, several Toyota models have gotten upgrades or new variants, like the Trail edition, as the company works to bridge the gap in new product in their lineup. Toyota recently announced an expansion of their popular blacked out Nightshade model roster.

The company also has debuted a redesigned Sienna minivan and reintroduced the Venza in the last few months. The Toyota Highlander XSE is also new for 2021. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 delivers more driver assist and safety technology across the lineup.

The 2021 4Runner will have standard LED headlights for the first time. 4Runner Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro will also receive LED high beams. LED fog lights will be standard in all 4Runner models.

Toyota is also giving the 4Runner TRD Pro fresh footwear in the form of standard Nitto Terra Grappler tires.The tires are stronger and more aggressive looking. Additionally, the 4Runner TRD Pro is now equipped with re-tuned 2.5-inch Fox Internal Bypass Shocks, which are paired with TRD-tuned coil springs at the front. At the rear, the shocks feature piggyback-style remote reservoirs to maintain damping performance in the most demanding off-road terrain.

Toyota is beginning to roll out 2021 models onto dealership lots now. More will be become available as supply lines open back up following stagnation related to the global coronavirus lockdown.

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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 Polestar Precept is moving forward into production.

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The Polestar Precept was one of the first models unveiled as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, things begin to go back to normal, the automaker has confirmed that the Precept is set to join the Polestar stable as a production car.

Though the Polestar name may ring a bell, this isn't the same brand it used to be. Polestar, now a division of Geely, is a Swedish electric performance brand that only recently brought the Polestar 1, its first auto, to market.

Along with a cabin filled with sustainable materials and an Android operating system, the Polestar was revealed featuring sleeker design features than the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2 models that currently complete the company's lineup.

Polestar Precept

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"'Stunning. Spectacular. Cutting-edge. We'd like to see it on the road!' – this is what the press wrote about Precept and the public said, 'We want it', so we decided to build it," comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO.

"Consumers want to see change from this industry – not just dreams. Now, Precept becomes an even stronger statement. We are committed to reduce the environmental impact of our cars and our business. The aim has to be climate neutrality, even though I recognize that is a long-term goal."

Further testing and product development of the Precept is currently underway. When it's ready for production, the Precept will be produced in a new factory the company is building in China. The factory is designed to be carbon neutral and technologically intelligent.

"China is a home market for Polestar and we recognise the increasingly important drive for greater sustainability here," continues Thomas Ingenlath, speaking at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2020. "With this new factory, we will again raise the bar, aiming to produce the most advanced and premium electric car in China with the lowest carbon footprint."

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