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Coker Group Expands Opportunities Under New Name: Legendary Companies

Coker Group, which includes Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel and Roadster Wire Wheel, announced a rebranding of the group. The new name—Legendary Companies—is meant to represent the breadth and scope of its current market segments while providing the company with greater opportunities for future expansion into new sectors.

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’21 Jaguar F-Type Coupe and Cabrio: The new ’20 F-type will retain its front engine, and there are talks of a purely electric Jaguar F-type featuring a 100kWh energy cell and two e-motors rated at 150kW/350Nm each.

Mystery Colorado Mule: The identification of this mule is unknown; however, it is believed that it is not a mule related to the Bronco’s development.

Baby Bronco: Called “Baby Bronco” or “Scout,” it’s tipped to be given the Adventurer nameplate for the ’21 model year.Called “Baby Bronco” or “Scout,” it’s tipped to be given the Adventurer nameplate for the ’21 model year.

C8 Corvette Convertible: The C8 will switch to a hard-top configuration for the convertible model.

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Corvette C8: The Corvette will undergo a landmark change in philosophy, having always been a front-engine/rear-wheel-drive sports car.

Toyota Tundra Hybrid: The system is more powerful for the new Tundra and will reportedly produce 450 hp and 500 lb.-ft. of torque while getting 30-plus miles per gallon.

’20 Nissan Titan PRO-4X: Nissan will give the fullsize Titan a modest facelift for ’20.

 

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Wrangler 3.0 EcoDiesel: Engine Stop-Start technology will be featured on EcoDiesel models, and the powerplant will be mated to a ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission. 

’21 Ford F-150: Ford has been working on an F-150 hybrid that is likely to be introduced with the new model, along with a plug-in hybrid. 

Dodge Charger Widebody: This prototype features the original multi-spoke wheel design featured on the SRT392 and R/T Scat Pack with the Dynamics Package.

Hunter Engineering Announces Inspection Integration With Dealer-FX

Hunter Engineering announced a new integration partnership with Dealer-FX and its ONE Platform service experience. A service dashboard that provides control over dealership workflow and creates a more consistent process, ONE Platform is now compatible with Hunter inspection equipment, including Quick Check Drive, Quick Check and Quick Tread systems. The integration will reportedly give dealerships the opportunity to maximize service profits through alignment, tire and balancing sales while completing customer transparency through easy-to-understand reports.

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Bronco Mule: The Bronco will have body-on-frame construction and (unlike the Ranger) will have coil-spring solid axles in the front and rear. 

Ranger Diesel: This Ranger prototype could foreshadow a diesel version of the midsize truck for the U.S. market.

’20 Shelby GT500: Ford stated that the GT500 will be capable of mid-three-second 0–60-mph and sub-11-sec. quarter-mile scores. 

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