Mercedes-Benz Outsells BMW in 2016 and Wranglers May Get A Hybrid Powertrain: The Evening Rush

Plus, Duke Cannon soaps to keep you from stinking everything up.

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Automotive

According to Autoblog and their interview with Jeep’s global chief Mike Manley, Jeep may be considering a hybrid powertrain for the 2018 Wrangler. A hybrid variant would allow for more low-end torque, perfect for offroading. You can also expect to see a turbocharged four-cylinder and diesel powertrain.

Mercedes-Benz outsold BMW in 2016 for the first time since 2005. After having a dynamite 12 months, Mercedes-Benz sold 2,083,888 million cars, just inching out BMW who sold 2,003,359 cars.

Lyft continues to lose money. According to reports, Lyft lost $600 million last year and had a revenue of $700 million. The majority of loss is due to driver bonuses and rider discounts that were done to further promote the ride-hailing company. Still, Lyft expects to turn profits by 2018.

Gear

Duke Cannon is a brand that cares about your general hygiene and not much else. Branding themselves as a rough and tumble men’s products company, Duke Cannon has done a great job at catering to the outdoorsmen. The heavy duty soap on a rope poach acts as a scrubber to get caked dirt and grime off you after a long day’s work.

A quality lifting belt can last a lifetime and prevent tons of injury. Rather than leaving yourself prone to injury with poor posture or form, invest in a Rogue Ohio Lifting Belt and perfect your squats, deadlifts and bent-over barbell rows. Just remember, you shouldn't go to a heavier weight just because you put on a belt. 

Lifestyle

Remember, you don’t need to stay at a swanky resort to have a nice time on the ski mountain. Airbnb has plenty of nice alternatives that you and your friends can take advantage of during the ski season. I took the liberty of looking at Stratton, VT houses and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Filson currently has their Lined Short Cruisers on sale. This pliable, water-resistant jacket is lined for increased warmth but not so heavy that you have to take it off mid-chore. Made of a cotton/nylon blend and double-stitched on all seems, the Lined Short Cruiser is well worth your money.