Buy a new Audi get 7 days worth of Silvercar rentals

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Audi invested in Silvercar back in 2015, but recently purchased the rental company wholly in 2017. Before the purchase, the brand exclusively supplied the company with a fleet of A4 sedans. And yes, the Silvercar rental vehicles come in a silver color. As part of the premium rental experience, the company also includes a Wi-Fi hotspot activated in each vehicle, in-car GPS and SiriusXM satellite radio at no extra charge.Audi buyers and lessees who take advantage of the program will also find zero mileage caps and no additional costs for car seat rentals, either. There’s just one catch: an owner will need to use the free rental days within three years of their purchase or lease. 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 3 More From Roadshow 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 3:06 General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Review • 2018 Audi Q5: Audi’s second-gen Q5 is lighter, more efficient and better to drive on- and off-road Car Industry Luxury cars 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Car Industry Silvercar rental cars are — wait for it — all silver! Audi Perhaps incentives alone aren’t enough to push you to pull the trigger on a new Audi. How about seven days worth of rental cars tossed in? That’s the German luxury brand’s latest pitch to buyers.The company announced its “Always Audi” program and said in a Monday release that each 2019 or newer Audi model will come with seven Silvercar rental days with any purchase or lease. The rental days can be used one at a time or in blocks for flexibility. The idea is to make sure Audi drivers don’t need to leave the comforts they’ve become accustomed to behind when traveling. Silvercar offers a fleet of A4, A5 Cabriolet, Q5 and Q7 models at 26 locations across the US. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 71 Photos 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families More From Roadshow More about 2018 Audi Q5 49 Photos 52 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 68 Photos 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Preview • 2018 Audi Q5: Taking the best of Q7 and shrinking it down Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. Post a comment Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 69 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Share your voice 10 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal Tags 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 18 Photos 2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T first drive: Brilliant, but bittersweet Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. The Audi A4’s Traffic Jam Assist tech makes commuting… 18 Photos 26 Photos Audi,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 81 Photos 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness 12 Photos Audi’s Q7 gets big updates for 2020 Audi Tags GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. Commentslast_img read more

Political Roundup White House Flag Controversy And Voters Approve Flood Bonds

Political Roundup White House Flag Controversy And Voters Approve Flood Bonds

first_img X 00:00 /18:02 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen From Sen. John McCain’s death and the controversial raising and lowering of the White House flag, to Pres. Trump’s tentative new trade deal with Mexico, to voters passing the county’s flood mitigation bond, Houston Matters breaks down the week’s big political stories with analysis of what they could mean for Houston and Texas.Joining host Craig Cohen for this week’s discussion are Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Nancy Sims, political analyst at Pierpont Communications and a lecturer at the University of Houston. Sharelast_img

DCBased Business Reaching Wine Lovers Nationwide

DCBased Business Reaching Wine Lovers Nationwide

first_imgJustin Harrison is the owner of Vino Lovers. (Photo courtesy of Justin Harrison)While many people dream of becoming true wine connoisseurs, it does not happen overnight. With over 36 billion bottles of wine produced worldwide each year, many people do not even know where to begin. Imagine, then, if there was a club where you could experience a wide variety of wines, beginning with those you would love most, based on everyday preferences, from how you take your coffee, to the smell of your favorite flower or most tantalizing aroma. What’s more, once your perfect wines are selected, they’re shipped right to your doorstep.E-commerce site, Vinolovers.com makes this possible. Launched in Washington, D.C., in 2014, the platform was created by Justin Harrison who gained inspiration from his mother. “She had an interest in wine and she’d do events that brought people together around wine, and have them learn about it with friends and family [while] eating good food,” Harrison, told the AFRO in a recent interview.These intimate occasions began in 2005 and continued for five years. Harrison attended to assist his mother until he caught the wine bug himself. “Realizing there weren’t a lot of African Americans in the wine space, I was intrigued and I thought it would be a differentiation if I decided to get into it,” he said.Harrison began his journey to expand the family business in California. He took courses at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena where he learned about the wine industry from production and distribution standpoints. He then went to Boston to attend Babson College, where he received his MBA in 2011. Finally, he became a sommelier with a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.While it’s difficult to choose a favorite, Harrison’s most memorable experience with wine occurred while at the Shafer Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. “The founder of the winery opened up his private cellar and gave us one of his reserved cabernets, and that was something that really made everything click for me,” he said.Professionally, Harrison has worked in the retail and restaurant industries helping others learn about wine, before getting back to the family business. Witnessing the trend in e-commerce startups, he conceptualized the Vino Lovers model that exists today. After about a year of logistics, cases of wine began their distribution to homes across the country.During the summer of 2014, another element was added to the model as a way to bring D.C. residents together and more customers to the business that was still in its bootstrap stage. “We started doing the Vino Fest festival as a means to bring a diverse group of people together around wine, food, music and culture and to give people a very unique experience that they don’t find at other wine festivals,” said Harrison.African-American soul artist Jesse Boykins III headlined the inaugural event last year, which drew in 1,800 people. A few months after the success of Vino Fest, the company was one of eight recipients of the Digital DC Tech Fund, presented by then-mayor Vincent Gray.“That funding gave us an opportunity to retool our business model in a way that was more efficient,” said Harrison, who re-launched the platform in December 2014. It now has nearly 200 subscribers.The second annual Vino Fest will commence in D.C. this May, and a spring festival in Columbus, Ohio, is also in the works.While the road has been long, “you try to do the best you can and make a good business,” said Harrison.And like fine wine, it only gets better with time.To learn more about VinoLovers and VinoFest, visit www.vinofest.com.last_img read more

MCD dithers holds up National Intelligence Grid

MCD dithers holds up National Intelligence Grid

first_imgAs the Centre went about issuing an advisory on how to tackle terror in schools, its flagship intelligence security project – National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), proposed after 26/11terrorist attack in Mumbai, got stuck in a land dispute between South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Development Authority. On Friday, the standing committee of the civic body refused to pass the layout plan of the NATGRID building and directed the municipal commissioner to approach Delhi High Court to safeguard its interests on the disputed land. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“We will pass the layout plan of the building only if the payment made by Union Ministry for Home Affairs to DDA is paid to South DMC plus annual ground rent of the proposed building or DDA must allot a similar 10 acre land at a suitable place to construct infectious disease hospital proposed by the corporation,” said Subhash Arya, chairman of the standing committee of South DMC and ‘referred back’ the matter. The 10 acre land which is part of a 22.15 acre plot of South MCD at Andheria More in Mehrauli was given to CRPF on rent to set up a temporary unit two years back. The price of the plot is estimated to be Rs 7.4 crore. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind“Neither DDA nor Land & Building department could present any record but the officers of the ministry accepted the verbal claims of these agencies to accept the ownership of DDA on the land,”  said Manish Gupta in a written reply in the meeting. He further added that the decision of the Additional Secretary of Union Ministry for Urban Development Bhupendra Bahuguna to reject all their documents of ownership as ‘not credible’ was wrong and arbitrary. “We are ready to put all our records for forensic test,” Gupta said. Amid the furious debate on the issue the commissioner was pulled up by all  members of the standing committee cutting across party lines for his inability to present the matter to the ministry in a proper way.  Taking part in the debate leader of Opposition Farhad Suri said, “South MCD functions as per an act of parliament so we are equal to any central government agency. No one is above us but parliament,” said Suri. NATGRID was proposed in 2008 by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and it approached South MCD in October 2013 to approve the layout plan of the building. After the new government took charge at the Centre it was expedited and three meetings were held between South MCD and NATGRID officers. On 7 October MHA asked South MCD to pass the layout plan ex post facto as the matter related to national interest and take the approval of the standing committee later but the civic body refused. On 14 October MUDS summoned a meeting of all the stakeholders and land ownership was decided in favour of DDA.last_img read more

Serial killer arrested by police

Serial killer arrested by police

first_imgKalna (WB): An alleged serial killer, who targeted middle-aged women when they were alone at home, has been arrested in this small town in East Burdwan district, the police said Tuesday. Kamaruzzaman Sarkar, a small-time trader of discarded materials, is a suspect in the killing of five women and injuring several others in East Burdwan and neighbouring Hooghly districts, the police said. The 42-year old Sarkar, attired in trendy clothes, would enter homes during afternoon hours in the pretext of taking electricity meter readings and then pounce upon the women with a cycle chain and an iron rod, Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata East Burdwan Superintendent of Police, Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay said that the district court has on Monday remanded Sarkar to 12 days in police custody in connection with the murder of Putul Majhi at Goara village here on May 21. The SP said that the police sought Sarkar’s custody to interrogate him on his role in the other four murders, all of which were committed in the same manner. Some women had managed to escape attacks by the diminutive man, whose modus operandi was to strangulate them with a chain and then hit them on the head to ensure death. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “Though he would escape with some valuables from the houses of his victims, but theft does not seem to be the motive. Murdering the women seemed to be his main target,” Mukhopadhyay said. Police said that the accused had allegedly inserted sharp materials into the private parts of some of his victims following their death. “We are interrogating him to understand why he targeted middle-aged women,” the SP said. Sarkar, married with three children, may have had some grudge on women of the said age bracket over some personal issue and this angle is being investigated, said a police officer. The accused, riding a red motorbike and wearing a red helmet was arrested in Kalna on Sunday after being stopped by a civic police volunteer on suspicion. Following the murder of Putul Majhi, the district police had distributed CCTV footage of a suspect wearing a red helmet and riding a red motorbike to all police stations. Sarkar is suspected to have killed Pushpa Das of Anukhal area on January 27, the police said. On April 4, Rita Roy and Mamata Kishku were killed within a few hours of each other in Memari police station area of the district. One Soni Yadav of Memari was also killed in the same manner, the police said. Swarupa Bibi of Rongpara here was one of the lucky few to have escaped his attack. She was allegedly attacked from behind with a cycle chain, but she managed to shrug off the attacker and raise an alarm.last_img read more

SES has successfully launched its Astra 2F satelli

SES has successfully launched its Astra 2F satelli

first_imgSES has successfully launched its Astra 2F satellite, which will serve the 28.2°/28.5° East position for the UK and Ireland.The Astrium-build satellite is the first of three that will provide replacement and growth capacity for the UK and Ireland. From October next year they will also use spectrum granted by Media Broadcast following a 2005 agreement.The Astra 2F satellite also provides Ku-band capacity for pan-European services and for sub-Saharan Africa. A Ka-band payload will also allow SES Broadband Services to support download speeds of up to 20Mps.last_img

Polish pay TV platform nc has secured exclusive r

first_imgPolish pay TV platform nc+ has secured exclusive rights in Poland to the English Premier League for the next three seasons.Nc+ already holds exclusive rights to Polish Ekstraklasa football and the European Champions League and Europa League competitions. Other popular sports rights in the company’s portfolio include US NBA basketball.Premier League matches will be shown on nc+’s Canal+ service accompanied by statistics and analysis, while magazine programming will also be made available to terrestrial viewers.Nc+ president Manuel Rougeron said he was very pleased that Canal+ subscribers would be able to follow the most widely watched foreign league in Poland, continuing its existing partnership with the Premier League.last_img