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Cosmopolitan Las Vegas’s High-Roller Boulevard Penthouses Peek Inside – Robb Report

As I was ushered through the door of one of recently added Boulevard Penthouses at the chic and always cheeky Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, I was initially struck by the stark dichotomy between it and the usual trappings of the Sin City experience. High above the loud, artificially lit, maze-like corridors of the Strip’s casinos, stepping into the first penthouse on my tour was akin to Dorothy awakening in the technicolor world of The Wizard of Oz—with abundant natural light…

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AN EYE-CATCHING AND CONFIDENT COMPACT CROSSOVER

Kia Stonic SMALL CROSSOVER WITH CHARISMA AND STYLE The Kia Stonic offers small SUV buyers yet another tempting choice. Jonathan Crouch takes a look. Ten Second Review Kia has entered the market for small Juke-style compact Crossover SUVs with this model, the Stonic. It showcases the brand’s fresh, more charismatic styling approach and offers buyers a highly personalisable choice in this growing segment. Background Kia couldn’t afford not to be in the B-SUV segment for Nissan Juke and Renault Captur-style…

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Takata’s U.S. bankruptcy plan approved by judge

WILMINGTON, Del. — Takata Corp.’s U.S. unit received court approval for its bankruptcy exit plan, a plaintiffs’ law firm said on Saturday, clearing the way for a $1.6 billion sale of Takata assets and providing compensation for those injured by the company’s deadly airbags. Takata and its U.S. unit, TK Holdings Inc., filed for bankruptcy last year in the wake of the largest automotive recall in history. The company’s airbags can inflate with too much force and spray metal fragments,…

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2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Unveiled Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Valentine’ s Day comes early this year for S-Class lovers. The 2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class was revealed ahead of its world premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month. It goes on sale in the U.S. in the late summer if you are looking to trade in last year’s model. The top Mercedes model gets a new grille with vertical struts, optional two-tone paint, and more flavors for 2019. Photo 2/6   |   2019 Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Unveiled Ahead of…

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Nissan plots interior design overhaul

Nissan is set to beef up its interior design budget so future cars can better compete in an increasingly autonomous world where customers will care more about their cabins than in the past. The new boss of the brand’s European design centre, Mamoru Aoki, told Auto Express that Nissan’s interiors are set to change dramatically, and soon.  • Nissan IMx SUV concept unveiled “From 2020 it will be the real autonomous and electric vehicle era, so at that time I…

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The Week’s Most Important Car Numbers

Numbers are all around us – whether we’re breaking down the performance of a Ferrari 488, or comparing the price of a Model S to a Mercedes. Every week we pick out a few numbers that are so significant we have to give them a second look. Today we’re looking at key figures from Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Alfa Romeo, and more. 0.9 51 photos By how much time, in seconds, the new Mercedes-AMG G63 is quicker to hit 60 miles per…

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Amtrak Survived Richard Nixon—Can It Overcome Donald Trump?

Last week’s Amtrak crash in South Carolina shouldn’t have happened. Same with the one in Virginia the week before, and the derailment that happened last December in Washington state. If the politicians and advisors who designed the system had succeeded, no passenger rail train would have crashed in decades. That’s because Amtrak wouldn’t exist. Amtrak was designed to fail quietly. Richard Nixon and his advisors had such little faith in American passenger rail that one of their biggest concerns was…

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