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

2019 Chevy Silverado 4-Cylinder gets up to 23 mpg

2019 Chevy Silverado

The EPA has released the fuel economy specs for the 2019 Chevy Silverado with the new 2.7L four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder powered Silverado is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway or a combined 21 mpg rating. Those specs aren't a big improvement over the 2019 Silverado with the 5.3L V8 engine, which is...

Here’s an early look at the 2020 BMW 3 Series Touring

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring

BMW unveiled the seventh-generation 2019 BMW 3 Series sedan just last week and while we don't know when BMW is planning to reveal the new 3 Series Touring, we have our first preview. BMW recently registered design patents of the new 3 Series wagon with Brazil's Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial and here they are. The 2020 BMW 3 Series...

VW celebrates the 100,000th Atlas produced

2019 VW Atlas

The VW Atlas only went on sale about a year and a half ago, but it's quickly become one of the brand's most important models in the US. Sales of the VW Atlas have ramped up over the last year and now VW has announced that it's already produced over 100,000 Atlas SUVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The...

Honda heads to SEMA with the Rebelle Rally Pilot and Civic Type R TCR

Honda Civic Type R TCR

The SEMA Show kicks off in Las Vegas at the end of the month and Honda has announced what it will be showing off. Honda will have representatives from its entire lineup of cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles, it will also show off the Rebelle Rally Pilot, Ridgeline Overland and Civic Type R TCR. The Honda Civic Type R...

Bugatti’s CEO hints again that an SUV might happen

Bugatti Divo

Back in August, Bugatti CEO Stephan Winkelmann hinted at the possibility of adding an SUV to its lineup and now this week he's hinting again at the possibility of a Bugatti SUV. Speaking at the Paris Motor Show, Winkelmann told Automotive News, "The brand is ready for more." He also alluded to the fact that the brand's current W-16 engine...

2019 Hyundai Kona gets standard safety tech and starts at $20,970

2019 Hyundai Kona

The 2019 Hyundai Kona is zooming into its second model year with only a few updates. Hyundai has announced that the 2019 Kona will now come standard with more driver assistance safety technologies and that it's pricing starts at $20,970. The 2019 Hyundai Kona now comes standard with forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keep assist and driver attention warning. The 2019...

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye production kicks off

2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is almost here, since Dodge has announced that production of the 797-horsepower Challenger has kicked off in Canada. Since the Challenger SRT Demon is officially done, Challenger fans will now have to make due with the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. It's powered by a 6.2L V8 engine, which is derived from the 2018...

Infiniti Project Black S gets a 563-hp dual-hybrid powertrain

Infiniti Project Black S

Infiniti has released all the info and photos of its newest prototype, the Infiniti Project Black S, which is debuting this week at the Paris Motor Show. The Project Black S is based on the Q60 coupe, but the Q60's conventional engine has been swapped out for a new dual-hybrid powertrain that generates a total 563 horsepower. The new dual-hybrid...

Buick Encore GX name trademarked, but what is it?

2019 Buick Encore

Just over a week ago GM filed an application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to trademark the Buick Encore GX name, but what could it be? According to the application, the Encore GX name could be used for "Motor land vehicles, namely automobiles, sport utility vehicles, trucks and vans." Little is know about what the Buick...

VW is developing an Automotive Cloud with Microsoft

Volkswagen Automotive Cloud

VW wants to connect its future vehicles to the cloud, so it's announced a new partnership with Microsoft to develop the "Volkswagen Automotive Cloud", which will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. VW estimates that starting after 2020 it will sell more than 5 million new vehicles per year that will be part of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the...

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