The Evening Rush for March 17, 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

Genesis, the spin-off luxury brand from Hyundai, will be debuting a more sedan concept called the New York Concept at, you guessed it, the New York Auto Show. Genesis says the concept will highlight the direction the brand is going in the near future and will be a good indicator of what is coming.

Finally, the Scion FR-S gets rebadged as a Toyota 86 and gains 5 more horsepower in the process. Toyota will also improve the suspension for a more enjoyable (read: less harsh) driving experience.

Good news for Mazda lovers: the new CX-9 will start at $32,420 and will come with a standard 2.5L turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out a respectable 250 hp. If you're looking for all the bells and whistles, expect to spend around $44k for the signature series.

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Gear

Rain coats are one of spring's most important articles of clothing. They also happen to be one of the easiest to tear as well. Fortunately, Carhartt has, in typical Carhartt fashion, made an ultradurable raincoat called the Shoreline Jacket that walks the wonderful line of heavy-duty yet breathable. Well done Carhartt. Well done.

Finally there's a waterproof, impact-proof smartwatch for the adventurous user. Nixon has always been a company targeting the active individual and their new watch, the Mission, is perfect for those looking to track their next extreme undertaking.

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Lifestyle

Today’s beer pick takes us the Otter Creek Brewing in good ol’ Middlebury, Vermont. Since Vermont seems unable to produce a bad pint it shouldn’t come as a surprise when we say OCB is truly a special brewery. With seriously rad brews like Backseat Berner, an American IPA, and Citra Montra, an American Pale Lager, you will never want to drink beers from outside the Green Mountain State again.

Men’s workout clothing falls into a gray area where you can’t look too clean cut but you can’t look like a sweaty slob, either. Modern life is hard. Nike, though, has done a killer job designing a relaxed, slim-cut line of pants called the Tech Knit Pants that will get you noticed if you're killing your workout, and also noticed if you're just standing there, thinking of excuses for not working out. Win-win!

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