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New Presidential Limousine Spotted in Testing – This Week in Automotive News

Darrek Olson
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New Presidential Limousine Spotted in Testing

The new president will likely have an all-new armored, bullet proof, and bomb proof presidential limousine. Known as “The Beast,” the 2017 presidential Cadillac limo was spotted during testing in January. The U.S. Secret Service allegedly owns a fleet of 12 Beasts. While specific price per vehicle is unknown, it’s estimated each vehicle could cost around $1 – 1.5 million.

This is no typical limousine. The Beast has allegedly featured, and likely will continue to feature, bullet-proof windows, armor-plated body, Kevlar-reinforced run flat tires, tons of self-defense weaponry, panic button, firefighting system, bottles of the President’s blood in case of an emergency transfusion, and much more.

The new limo has only been spotted in disguise. Based on the design of President Obama’s limo, and current Cadillac styling cues, here’s what Autoweek.com expects the new limo to look like.

2017 presidential limousine

PHOTO BY AUTOWEEK/GAGE SKIDMORE

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show is Underway

For 115 years, the Chicago Auto Show has graced the US with a look at the latest and greatest in the auto industry. Here are some of the vehicle release highlights from the show thus far.

2017 Nissan Armada

After 16 years, the Nissan Armada has finally received its full redesign. Expect the 2017 Armada to arrive at dealerships this summer.

2017 Nissan Armada

2017 Kia Niro

The Kia Niro is referred to as an HUV, a hybrid utility vehicle. It’s an all-new design to quench those wanting SUV utility with hybrid fuel economy. Estimates show the Niro producing around 50 mpg.

2017 Kia Niro

Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

The Camaro 1LE is a new package of the Camaro we are all familiar with, and it looks awesome. This package is available with both the V6 and V8 engine, adding some new designs and a ton of track-oriented performance enhancements.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

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GM Recalls 200,000 Cars with Takata Airbags

Takata just can’t catch a break. The initial Takata airbag recall in May of 2015 was one of the largest recalls of all time. This new expansion from GM includes Saab and Saturn cars in both the United States and Canada.

Vehicles affected:

Darrek Olson
Darrek Olson

Darrek is an enthusiast driver who values the journey more than the destination. A self-proclaimed Miata fanboy, his obscure knowledge of cars sometimes prevents him from remembering what he had for breakfast.

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