- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A wounded Iraq war veteran has been given a specially outfitted SUV by Toyota, and he’s gotten an honorary license plate for it from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo gave Army Spc. Robert J. Loria the special plate Saturday at the New York International Auto Show.

Loria lost his left hand and suffered shrapnel wounds in a 2005 bombing in Iraq. His new 2014 Toyota RAV4 has such devices as a steering wheel knob suitable for a mechanical hand.

Cuomo also spotlighted a state Department of Motor Vehicles booth at the auto show. The DMV hasn’t been there in several years.

Cuomo says he knows how much New Yorkers love their cars. He has some spiffy rides himself: a 1975 Corvette Stingray and a 1968 Pontiac GTO convertible.

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