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Toyota Corolla hatchback, 360 MAGAZINE, vaughn Lowery

COROLLA HATCHBACK

By Alexandria Baiz × Vaughn Lowery

The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback makes a design comeback, leaving a lasting impression with innovative upgrades and engineering. SE base model starts at $21,000 and the XSE somewhere in the ballpark of $24,000. Our midnight black souped-up model’s MSRP is around $27,000 and is fully stocked with 18-inch wheels alongside a massive back spoiler to add drama. With every pen stroke, the architects produced a dynamic, athletic yet sophisticated vehicle. The world’s best-selling car just got remixed. So, we promptly accepted the manufacturer’s offer to road trip it to Vegas to check out our favorite pop stars Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, and Pitbull at the JBL Fest hosted by special guest Quincy Jones.

Different from former models, this version possesses a longer wheelbase. The black mesh honeycomb grille, emphasizes the evolution of the Corolla and its increased width. To provide better forward visibility, the hood is constructed to sit two inches lower than earlier. The rounded physique makes a simple, yet powerful three-dimensional landscape that is comfortable and pleasing to drive. Moreover, the interior quality is more delicate and stylish. The XSE stitching on dash and door is bold and fashion-forward. Thus, when we pulled up to the SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino all eyes were on us. Furthermore, the hatchback has technologically advanced features: three-door Smart Key system; Apple CarPlay; Amazon’s Alexa and 8-inch touch display screen. Other amenities include an 8-speaker JBL audio system (excellent for fist-pumping), 2 USB ports and a single-zone automatic climate control; a leather shift knob and paddle shifters behind the steering rack.

The Safety Sense 2.0 includes pre-collision warning with pedestrian, cyclist and roadside detection as well as dynamic cruise control and lane departure alerts. Alarms are popular amongst users, who enjoy a visual alert on infotainment screen and then a ringing alert if detection becomes more fatal. Seats empower comfort with updated cushioning which minimizes fatigue and also are great for cornering while in Sport Mode. Ideal access to the steering wheel, pedals, and gear shift are available with power adjustable seat.

The new fuel-efficient TNGA 2.0 liter four-cylinder, six-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) makes it easier to maneuver on highways. The CVT (continuously variable transmission) at an additional $1,100 includes more power and miles per gallon. The CVT simplifies the stop and go action, boosts fuel economy and makes blind spot monitoring available.

While both SE and XSE receive LED headlamps/taillights, chrome rear diffuser, and alloy wheels, the XSE is more distinctive. The SE sports 16-inch wheels while XSE rocks 18-inch wheels (with a 33 mpg). Additional features include LED fog lights; chrome grille surround and Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS). AFS matches the vehicle velocity and steering angle for the correct distribution of light – great for some of the darker strips in downtown Las Vegas. Behind the steering wheel, a 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display (MID) which displays vehicle information, turn-by-turn navigation, and various vehicle settings: Lane Departure Alert, Lane Tracing Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, and Blind Spot Monitor.

The sport-tuned suspension paired with rallycross looks and Toyota technology makes the Corolla Hatchback perfect for buyers seeking an easy, affordable drive.

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Lexus UX, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, Amazon headquarters, Seattle

LEXUS UX

By Alexandria Baiz × Vaughn Lowery

As of late, 360 Magazine had the opportunity to join Lexus in Seattle for an intimate ride and drive of their wholly-new UX SUV at the newly reimagined luxurious Loews Hotel 1000. This seaport city is home to both tech giants Microsoft and Amazon. With Lexus’s innovative track record for having unparalleled technology within their cabin, it was befitting that they brought us to the home of the Space Needle. Subsequently, this town is known to think outside of the box.

The 2019 Lexus UX takes a step into the future of modern luxury with its two most affordable and compact SUVs – the UX 200 and UX 250h. UX stands for urban crossover (x-over). The UX 200 will be released in December 2018 starting at $32,000 and the UX 250h will be released in January 2019 for around $34,000. Gearing towards an opulent compact car with an exterior design so specific, the UX has a signature three-dimensional shape that makes it different from its siblings.

The front has brow-shaped LED lights with optional ultra-small 3-projector LED units. Across the back of the boot, are an innovative wrap of three-dimensional LED lights which help with stability on the highways – a standout design element on the UX. The structure is built to mold into an everyday vehicle that is stable, perfect for urban use because it’s small and easy to park. We had no problem squeezing to the front of the Bainbridge ferry.

The 18″ 5-spoke aluminum alloy dark gray metallic wheels are proportional to the overall aesthetics of the vehicle. Available in a variety of twelve exterior colors, two of which are exclusive to the UX F Sport – Cadmium Orange and Nori Green. The Cadmium Orange includes a cherry base with yellow lowlights, making it appear vivid and adding tons of depth. Nori Green possesses bright highlights and dark contrast alongside of calm shades, drawing the color brilliant. Both of these colors are newfangled and daring for the Lexus brand.

The F Sport package is available in both the UX 200 and UX 250h model as well as has enhanced features and style which contributes to its name. This option comes in the two colors – Ultra White and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0. The F Sport performance is exceptional, transforming the UX into a bespoke-like designer car with front sports seats, grille design, and jet-black trim.

The concept of UX stems from the versatility and adaptability this vehicle offers. With a seamless interior coupled with the Japanese concept of engawa offers a richer field of vision. Executed with a high-strength structure, placement of sound absorbing and insulating materials throughout, one can enjoy an extremely quiet ride.

The connection between driver and the vehicle is apparent with the “seat-in-control” concept. Entering and exiting is made easy with hip-point bottom cushions. 8-way power driver seats (including lunbar) allows the driver to operate with a comfortable yet natural posture.

All UX models are fabricated to ensure safety while driving. The Pre-Collision System alerts drivers of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles with a forward-facing camera and radar system. The LSS+ 2.0 system enhances this with specific light detection for different hours of the day. If the Pre-Collision System detects a high possibility of collision, an audio and visual alert will prompt the driver to take action. If the driver does not break at that point, the system may automatically apply brakes to help mitigate impacts. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control maintains a preset distance and operates between 0 to 110 mph. The Lane Departure Alert is extremely helpful with the Multi-Information Display (MID) the system can use forward-facing cameras to detect colored land marking illustrations. If the driver deviates from a visibly marked lane, the system alerts the driver with an audio and visual alert. In addition, the UX has an Electric Power Steering and Steering Assist. The Road Sign Assist can read a variety of traffic signs and will display them on the vehicle’s MID. Furthermore, Parking Support Brake uses braking control and visual warnings to reduce possible contact with moving objects while parking.

This Lexus is extraordinary with its high definition, intuitive technology, and overall performance. The UX includes a standard 7″ TFT (thin-film-transistor) LCD control panel while the UX F Sport features an 8″ TFT LCD panel design with a movable meter ring. By pressing a switch on the steering wheel, it moves to the right, enlarging the multi-information display. With the Lexus Remote Touch Interface, the 2019 UX feels as familiar as a smartphone. The most impressive tech feature is Amazon’s “Alexa” – which immediately connects you to play music; find directions; open your garage door on a rainy day; lock/unlock from a smart device and amongst other things control the lights in your home. The Lincoln Navigator is the only other vehicle in Northern America which offers Alexa. Moreover, additional driver connectivity features include Apple CarPlay, 4GB Wi-Fi Hotspot, Voice recognition for commands and the SiriusXM. The heads-up display allows drivers to focus more on the road and less on the infotainment unit.

The UX complies with the global trend of efficient gas mileage vehicles – UX 200 at 33 mpg (2.0- liter inline four-cylinder engine, similar to competitors but with less under-hood heat and lower weight for better vehicle balance). The UX 250h at 39 mpg, making it the wave of their next generation of hybrids. With 181 hp, the UX 250h is the fuel-efficient leader with the best-combined mpg of any CUV and/or SUV without a plugin NA.

In short, the Lexus UX 200 and UX 250h is a shoo-in for a ‘xennial’ buyer – a person who grew up in an analog environment and can easily adapt to present-day’s digital society. Just think of all of your friends and family members with a recent graduate degree or higher residing in a metropolis. Most likely they have a high appreciation for the arts and take local trips within their surrounding area with one or more cronies and a small lap dog in tow.

Black Hawk D110

BLACK HAWK may be the most robust Arkonik build to date; fully clad from head to toe with a highly resilient Raptor-coating. This 110 has been named for its helicopter pilot owner and just like it’s namesake, this Defender is a multi-mission performer. It is fully equipped for any call of duty with a 3.5L V8 engine, WARN® winch and BFGoodrich® Mud Terrain tyres.

For the first time, Arkonik has armoured this station wagon with a heavy duty Safety Devices® roll cage and roof rack as well as a full complement of chequer plate. The tinted rear windows, black leather trim and Recaro® front seats enhance the covert style of this rock-solid 4×4. BLACK HAWK is the complete adventure package: be inspired, break out of the urban jungle and create your own custom Arkonik Defender today.

1) Exterior SpecWide Boy wheel arches | Mach 5 16″ alloys with anodized bead locks | BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tyres | WARN Zeon 12-S winch | Land Rover Defender A-Frame Nudge Bar | Puma bonnet | Satin Black grille | Twin-Cat LED Headlamps | Raptor-coated steering & front differential guard | KBX® Raptor-coated wing-top vents | Raptor-coated Fire & Ice side steps | Lightforce® 6″ LED roof spotlights | Satin black chequer plate | Safety Devices Explorer roof rack with rear ladder and exterior roll cage | Premium Off-road package inc. Terrafirma® suspension with 2″ lift kit | NAS rear step (2″ receiver type)

2) Interior SpecRuskin Inside™ Black & Grey leather trim | Recaro® Cross Sportster CS heated front seats | Matching Elite Loc-box & door cards | 2 Premium high back centre row seats | Bench seats in the load area | Evander wooden rim steering wheel | Alloy gear knobs and door furniture | Alpine® premium sound system with Apple® CarPlay | Black suede headlining & side panels | Ice White LED lighting package | Sunroof | Air conditioning

Leading independent Land Rover Defender specialists, Arkonik, have been bringing the British classic to clients in North America and across the globe since 2007. Working with D90 and D110 models, each vehicle that receives the Arkonik treatment will be of a 15-25 year old vintage, depending on its destination. Arkonik perform a full restoration whilst retaining as much of the original vehicles as possible, to render a ‘better than new’ vehicle tailored to clients’ exact specification.

Now offering three levels of service, Arkonik cater to all Land Rover enthusiasts. Choose Origins for an immaculately restored, authentic Defender, enjoy enhanced features with the handpicked Editions, or commission a completely custom build with the Bespoke service.

Angler D110

The ‘catch of the day’ is our latest D110 in Fungus Green with sumptuous brown leather trim and black suede headlining. On the surface, you’ll find Hella® spotlights, Kahn® alloy wheels and a Front Runner® roof rack. Dive under the hood and you’ll see your reflection in a gleaming 3.5 V8 engine, fully refurbished by our expert in-house engine team.

Complete with BFGoodrich® All-Terrain tyres and a WARN® winch, this alluring station wagon will tackle any terrain, enabling you to totally immerse yourself in the spirit of the expedition.

1) Exterior SpecSatin Black wheel arches | Kahn Defend 1948 16″ Satin Black alloys with BFGoodrich AT tyres | ARB® Bumper with twin Hella HID spotlights | WARN Zeon 12-S winch | Puma bonnet | KBX® Satin Black grille | Optimill® door handles & wing-top vents | Satin Black chequer plate | Ebony Fire & Ice side steps | Rear LED work lamp | NAS rear step (2″ receiver type) | Front Runner roof rack & rear ladder | Premium off-road package inc. Terrafirma® suspension with 2″ lift kit

2) Interior SpecRuskin Inside® Brown leather trim with diamond XS | Matching leather door cards | Black suede headlining | Modular heated front seats | Elite Loc-box (inc. USB port) | 2 Premium high back heated centre row seats with Elite Loc-box (inc. 12V & USB ports) | 4 tip-up seats in the load area | Evander 15″ wooden rim steering wheel | Alloy gear knobs and door furniture | Pioneer® premium sound system with Apple® CarPlay | Ice White LED lighting package | Sunroof |Air conditioning

For further information and high res images, please contact:

Lauren Groves, Marketing Executive

Arkonik Ltd

+44 (0)1373 813 222 (office)

Mon to Thurs, 8am-6pm and Fri 8am-4pm GMT

lauren.groves@arkonik.com

Leading independent Land Rover Defender specialists, Arkonik, have been bringing the British classic to clients in North America and across the globe since 2007. Working with D90 and D110 models, each vehicle that receives the Arkonik treatment will be of a 15-25 year old vintage, depending on its destination. Arkonik perform a full restoration whilst retaining as much of the original vehicles as possible, to render a ‘better than new’ vehicle tailored to clients’ exact specification.

Now offering three levels of service, Arkonik cater to all Land Rover enthusiasts. Choose Origins for an immaculately restored, authentic Defender, enjoy enhanced features with the handpicked Editions, or commission a completely custom build with the Bespoke service.

Arkornik x Defender

The Defender is akin to nature. Arkonik retrain its soul by keeping originality at the heart of everything it does. The awe-inspiring, fully restored 1991 station wagon represents a milestone in evolution, since ranked number one of 2018.

PARALLAX D90 × ARKONIK

PARALLAX D90: Add another dimension to your daily driver

Why not change the shape of your transport? A soft top Defender from Arkonik has all the ability of a hard top but adds another dimension with its removable canvas roof. This urban-looking truck would look equally at home weaving through New York’s urban jungle as it would cruising along Sunset Boulevard.

For a closer connection to nature, order your own PARALLAX Edition and start planning your open top adventures.

1) Exterior Spec – Santorini Black bonnet, tailgate and wheel arches | KAHN® 1983 18″ alloy wheels | BFGoodrich® AT tyres | Front bumper DRLs | Satin Black chequer plate | KBX Signature grille & wing-top vents | Raptor-coated steering & front differential guard | Fire & Ice ebony side steps | NAS rear step

2) Interior Spec – Black leather trim | Elite Sports front seats | Elite Loc-box | 4 tip-up seats in the load area | Arkon X Leather steering wheel | Alloy gear knobs & door furniture | Air conditioning | Pioneer® premium sound system with Apple® CarPlay