Mercedes-Benz Made the World’s Most Luxurious Golf Cart – This Week in Automotive News

Mercedes-Benz Made the World’s Most Luxurious Golf Cart

Have you ever thought whilst lounging at the country club sipping sangria, “Golfing would be much more pleasurable if I had a more luxurious cart.” You’re in luck. Mercedes-Benz has created a prestigious, luxurious golf cart that will probably cost more than your car.

Mercedes-Benz Golf Cart

Keep your long island ice teas cool in the refrigerator found below the rear seat. Don’t strain your head trying to keep score, simply enter your numbers into the 10.1-inch touchscreen.

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Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz golf cart.

GMC Introduces First Rear Seat Reminder

According to GMC, about half of the children under age 14 who die of in-vehicle heatstroke do so because they were forgotten in the vehicle. Found in the 2017 GMC Acadia, this alert is armed if you open the back seats within 10 minutes of starting the vehicle. Once armed, the rear seat reminder will appear when the vehicle is shut off. GMC cites children as their primary concern, but mentions this will be useful to help driver’s remember pets, laptops, lunch boxes, etc.

GMC rear seat reminder

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime – The New Plug-in Hybrid Prius

Aimed at the popular Chevrolet Volt, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that has double the range of its Prius plug-in predecessor. With an estimated efficiency of 120 MPGe, the Prius Prime will be available in all 50 states, and should arrive at showrooms by late fall of 2016. Notable features include an available 11.6-in HD display, head-up display, and wireless phone charging.

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Read more about the Prius Prime in Toyota’s press release.

Tesla Prepares Master Plan Part 2

The “Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan” started back in August of 2006, where Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote a blog post about Tesla’s future, foreshadowing Tesla Roadster (performance roadster), Model S (performance sedan), and Model 3 (affordable sedan). With the Model 3 unveiled and on its way, what’s next for Tesla? Elon Musk plans to write a Master Plan Part 2. We can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Unfortunately, Tesla is caught up in quite a bit of controversy surrounding its “Autopilot” feature, following a fatal accident that occurred June 30, 2016. Autopilot was allegedly active when the crash occurred. The government is investigating the incident. We’ll see how this affects Tesla Motor’s plans going forward.