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JR Chocco

Car fanatic journalist living in the PNW covering all things automotive.

Volkswagen may build an R-badged electric car

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Concept

Volkswagen is currently looking at the idea of introducing a high performance R-badged electric car, which would be based on one of its upcoming I.D. models. VW's head of the R division, Jost Capito recently spoke to Autocar where he hinted that an R-badged electric car could be in the future. “If we do an R electric car, then it...

2019 BMW X7 revealed thanks to patent images

2019 BMW X7 patent images

BMW is expected to reveal the 2019 BMW X7 later this year, but a few patent images have leaked online, which gives us an early look at the flagship SUV. European site All The Cars got its hands on a few patent images that reveals that the styling of the 2019 BMW X7 won't differ too far from the X7...

Next-Gen Nissan GT-R will be previewed by a concept

2018 Nissan GT-R

Nissan is currently working on the next-generation Nissan GT-R, but just like it did with the current generation, Nissan will preview the next GT-R first with a concept version. The current Nissan GT-R was previewed by two concept versions before it arrived in 2007. Indian Autos Blog recently asked Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's Senior VP of Global Design if Nissan has...

BMW lowers the Access by BMW subscription prices

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe

BMW is now making it a little easier for new car shoppers that want to jump on the subscription bandwagon. BMW has announced the introduction of a new cheaper tier that's offered in its "Access by BMW" subscription service. The new Icon tier is priced at $1,099 a month and gives access to vehicles, like the i3, 330i, 330e, X2,...

Nissan adds Rear Door Alert tech to Rogue and Altima

Nissan Rear Door Alert

Nissan has announced that it is expanding the availability of its new Rear Door Alert technology that reminds drivers to check the back seat when they exit the vehicle. The system is designed to help prevent parents from accidentally leaving a child in the back seat of a vehicle, especially during a hot day. Nissan's Rear Door Alert system originally...

A new BMW Z4 M isn’t happening

2019 BMW Z4 M40i

It's expected that BMW will officially debut the 2019 BMW Z4 next month during Monterey Car Week, which will include the debut of the six-cylinder M40i version. While the Z4 M40i is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, don't expect BMW to release anything above it, since BMW recently hinted that a Z4 M is not in the cards. Speaking...

Bugatti Divo teaser previews a carbon fiber aero blade

Bugatti Divo Teaser

We're now less than a month away from the debut of the Bugatti Divo on August 24 and now Bugatti has decided to release another teaser of its upcoming hypercar. This latest teaser reveals the Divo's carbon fiber aero blade with red, white and blue detailing from the French flag. The Bugatti Divo is going to debut next month during...

Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover will debut on September 4

Mercedes-Benz EQC

It looks like Mercedes-Benz is trying to beat Audi to the punch, since it will debut its new EQC electric crossover on September 4, just a few weeks before the Audi e-tron crossover debuts. The Mercedes-Benz EQC will debut in Stockholm, Sweden on September 4, which will then likely be followed by debuts at the Paris Motor Show in the...

Restyled Porsche Macan arrives in the US by summer 2019

2019 Porsche Macan

Yesterday Porsche took the wraps off the restyled 2019 Porsche Macan in Shanghai. The updates include updated front and rear fascias, plenty of new tech features, like a new 11-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. At the 2019 Macan's debut Porsche did not reveal when it will be offered in the US, but Porsche's US website has been...

2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe starts at $68,790

2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

The Cadillac ATS is almost done. Cadillac has already killed the ATS sedan for the 2019 model year and now we have the updates to the 2019 ATS-V Coupe, which is its last year. The big news is that the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe gets a hefty price increase. Cars Direct received the order guides for the 2019 Cadillac ATS-V...


2019 Toyota Sequoia Review

2019 Toyota Sequoia Review: Showing its age

Big, thirsty and comfortable are a few words we'd say about the 2019 Toyota Sequoia. The second-generation Sequoia has been around for...