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JR Chocco

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

Lincoln to build five vehicles in China by 2022

Lincoln China production

Lincoln wants to ramp up its presence in China and to do so, Lincoln is planning on building at least five new vehicles in China by 2022. Ford has already confirmed plans to start building a new SUV in China next year, which is likely the new Lincoln Aviator. According to sources, Ford will begin building the production version of...

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Viper head to Barrett-Jackson

Last Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Viper

Dodge has announced that it will auction off the last 2017 Dodge Viper built and final 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon as a pair at Barrett-Jackson. Dodge has labeled the pairing as "The Ultimate Last Chance," since this will literally be your last chance to get both models. “An avid collector could search a lifetime to try to put two...

Tesla Model Y will enter production in November 2019

Tesla Model Y Teaser

Tesla hasn't mentioned that much about the Tesla Model Y since it revealed the first teaser almost a year ago, but now we have an update. According to a new report, Tesla is hoping to start production of the Model Y in November 2019. Reuters received tips from two sources that claim that Tesla is gearing up for production of...

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison trademarked, but what is it?

Colorado ZR2 AEV SEMA concept

Chevy may be cooking up an even more off-road hungry version of the Chevy Colorado ZR2, since a trademark was recently filed for the ZR2 Bison name. What exactly could it be? Maybe its a production version of the Colorado ZR2 AEV concept that debuted last year. The reason the name hint at a production version of the Colorado ZR2...

2018 Audi R8 RWS gets a reasonable $139,950 price tag

Audi R8 V10 RWS

If you're looking for a cheaper Audi R8, Audi may have your answer with the rear-wheel drive 2018 Audi R8 RWS, which debuted last fall. With a price tag starting at $139,950, the R8 RWS is more than $25,000 cheaper than the all-wheel drive R8. According to Motor Trend, the 2018 Audi R8 RWS can be yours for $26,000 less...

BMW i1 EV could share its parts with the MINI Cooper Electric

MINI Electric Concept

MINI will release its first electric car in 2019 and now a new report claims that BMW will use the same platform for a new BMW badged version, called the BMW i1. While its badge may make you assume that the BMW i1 will be smaller than the current i3, it will actually be the opposite, since the i1...

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo becomes a reality

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo was originally created for the Playstation game, Gran Turismo, but now Audi has announced that the concept will come to life. Starting this weekend, the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo will make its debut as a race taxi for the Formula E race. Audi designers originally created the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo for...

2019 Chevy Cruze wants to look more upscale

2019 Chevy Cruze

The 2019 Chevy Cruze is ready to take on the best from the compact segment with a fresh update that gives it a more upscale appearance. At the front the updates are small but it's new redesigned grille keeps the compact Cruze looking fresh. The 2019 Chevy Cruze isn't getting a big update but Chevy is giving it a slightly...

2019 Acura TLX introduces the sportier 2.4L A-Spec

2019 Acura TLX

Acura has announced the updates to the 2019 Acura TLX, which includes the introduction of the new 2.4-liter A-Spec model- the A-Spec sport package was originally only available on the V6-powered TLX. The A-Spec package adds a matte-black diamond pentagon grille surrounded by a dark chrome border, a more aggressive lower front fascia with round LED fog lights and...

BMW exec hints again that the i3 and i8 may not survive

2019 BMW i8

A few months ago it was reported that the BMW i3 and i8 electric cars may not live past their current generations. Even with BMW already confirming the new i4 and iNext EVs, the future for the two models that started the i sub-brand may not get successors, according to one BMW exec. Speaking to Automotive News at the New...


2019 Cadillac XT4 Review

2019 Cadillac XT4 Review: Cadillac is getting its mojo back

From now until 2020 expect to hear a lot from Cadillac and it starts now with the debut of the 2019 Cadillac XT4, a...