Designed for SWAT teams, the Inkas Toyota Land Cruiser Armored Vehicle uses the Land Cruiser 79 platform as a base for a rugged tactical vehicle. Powered by a 4.5L diesel V8 engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, it can haul up to eight passengers plus a turret operator, with gun ports all the way around the perimeter and two hatches for making a quick escape. All key components are protected with composite lightweight armor, and it's outfitted with a siren, PA system, wire mesh glass protection, external cameras, and an electronic night vision system, but it's the versatility of the Land Cruiser base that makes it truly unique.
Capable of seating seven full-sized humans, the Volkswagen Atlas SUV is a great alternative to a traditional van. Powered by either a TSI turbo four-cylinder or VR6 engine, it has enough power to handle the highway with ease while making fill-ups a little less frequent. It also has an eight-speed transmission, and can be outfitted with extras like 4Motion all-wheel-drive, a Digital Cockpit that lets you configure the gauges to your liking, and a Fender-branded audio system with a 480 Watt amp and 12 speakers. Arriving next Spring.
Okay, so technically it's just a prototype. But it's a prototype that can move from 0-28 mph in just three seconds and hit a top speed of nearly 50 mph without using a single drop of gas. The Light Rider 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle owes part of its quickness to its 77-pound weight, made possible by an organic frame structure that removes as much material as possible while maintaining structural rigidity. The frame is made from an aircraft-grade aluminum that offers the same strength as titanium, and the 37-mile range makes it an ideal way to turn short commutes into fun rides.
Still in the late stages of development, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept Truck will be the Tri-Star's first foray into the pickup market. Officially part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans lineup, this mid-sized pickup will offer all the creature comforts the company is known for in a rugged one-ton body. It will be powered by a six-cylinder engine, with full-time all-wheel drive, and modern safety and driver assistance systems. The concept is currently being shown in two guises — one city-friendly and stylish, one more rugged and geared for the outdoors — although the final lineup has yet to be announced. Oh, and one more thing — although European deliveries are set to start in late 2017, there's no US launch planned just yet.