The Evening Rush for March 10, 2016

Your nightly cull of automotive, gear and lifestyle news, all in one place.

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The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Less time searching, more time driving. Motor on.

Automotive

Michael Horn is stepping down as CEO of Volkswagen Group after spending six months as CEO during the company’s emissions scandal. Horn is leaving during a significant slump in US sales and during negotiations with environmental regulators to fix 600,000 US vehicles.

If you were always interested in buying a new Porsche but couldn’t afford it, today is your lucky day. Porsche has announced that their 2017 Macan crossover will start at $47,500 for the 2.0-Liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Although the Macan will have a modest 252hp, reports indicate the crossover will still hit 60mph in 6.1 seconds.

Porsche

Ram is cooking up a monstrous Ram 2500 concoction and although we don’t know what it is exactly, the bumper removal and lift kit hint at something with a taste for off-road. Since Ram already makes a trail-oriented Power Wagon, we can only hope that this puppy is a test mule for something with a Hellcat drivetrain.

Gear

Usually after you park your car, you walk away totally ignorant of what might happen in your absence. That can be scary. Meet Carlock, a simple app that uses a vehicle's OBD port to track location. Plus, it can notify you if the car is broken into or turned on.

Carlock

Outdoor lounging season is coming up. That means you'll need a comfortable (and portable) chair that can be carried lake-, pool- or mountainside. Fortunately, REI makes the Mountain Summit Gear Big Dude Chair, now on sale for 50% off.

Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us to Mount Pleasant, Connecticut and Westbrook Brewing Company. The brewery is comprised of a small group of beer-lovers dedicated to making tasty suds for New England and the world. Their beers include a delightfully-sour Gose that has taken the beer community by storm.

Are you prepared to pull off an aggressive pair of American flag Vans? Vans has released a pair of Authentic Vans that feature Old Glory on the canvas. Show a little passive patriotism when spring arrives. Or, do a Ke$ha salute.