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JR Chocco

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

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to pace 2019 Daytona 500 in the Chevy Silverado

2019 Chevy Silverado pace truck

Chevy has announced that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will pace the 2019 Daytona 500 in a Chevy Silverado pace truck, which marks the first time ever that the Silverado has paced the race. In previous years Chevy has paced the Daytona 500 12 times, with the Camaro leading the race seven times and the Corvette pacing...

2020 BMW M340i starts at $54,995

2020 BMW M340i

BMW unveiled the 2020 BMW M340i last month at the LA Auto Show and now BMW has announced that it will starts at $54,995 when it arrives next summer. The 2020 BMW M340i is powered by a 3.0L six-cylinder with 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque, which is...

Rivian’s next electric car will be inspired by a rally car

Rivian R1S

Last month Rivian emerged as one of the coolest new electric car start ups with the debut of the R1T and R1S at the LA Auto Show. Now Rivian has already confirmed what its third electric car will be, a high riding electric high performance car that will be the brand's interpretation of a rally car. “The third vehicle will...

Electrify America powers up California’s first 350-kW fast chargers

Electrify America

Electrify America, which came into existence after VW's diesel-gate scandal, has announced that it's installed 10 DC fast chargers in California. Electrify America has announced that it's installed the new DC fast chargers at the San Francisco Premium Outlets, a mall that's operated by Simon. The new chargers at the outlets are the first location in California location with 350-kW...

Aston Martin reveals an electric powertrain for its classic models

Aston Martin Heritage EV Concept

Aston Martin is going to bring its classic models into the future with the availability of a new electric powertrain conversion. The first model to receive the reversible EV powertrain is the 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. Jaguar recently performed a similar conversion by swapping out the combustion engine with an electrified powertrain in the classic E-Type and now Aston Martin...

Hyundai pickup truck confirmed again, Kia version possible

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

It's been almost four years since Hyundai revealed the Santa Cruz pickup truck concept and although we've heard reports about a production version, we're still waiting to hear when it will arrive. Autocar recently spoke to Luc Donckerwolke, the Chief Design Officer at the Hyundai Motor Group who reconfirmed it's coming. “You’ve seen the pick-up from the 2015 Detroit...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE starts at $53,700

Mercedes-Benz has announced the pricing for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, which will start at $53,700 when it arrives next spring. The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be offered in GLE 350, GLE 350 4Matic and GLE 450 Matic versions. The GLE 350 and GLE 350 4Matic are powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque....

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will debut on Jan 14

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

While it would have been nice to see the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 this week at the LA Auto Show, Ford has confirmed that it will arrive at the Detroit Auto Show in January. [email protected]’s stand at the @LAAutoShow confirms the next-gen Shelby GT 500 will be revealed Jan. 14th at @NAIASDetroit pic..com/qJOodavElx— Michael Martinez (@MikeMartinez_AN) November 28, 2018 If...

Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 will live on in China

2019 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring

Although General Motors has decided to kill the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 here in the US, that doesn't mean that both sedans are completely dead. GM has confirmed that both sedans will live on in China where large sedans continue to sell well. A GM spokesperson revealed to Business Insider that both the LaCrosse and CT6 will still be...

Mark Webber gets some time with the 2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911 Mark Webber

We're now just a few hours away from the debut of the 2020 Porsche 911, but that isn't stopping Porsche from teases the eighth-generation 911. Now we have a quick video of former Formula One driver Mark Webber getting some time behind the wheel of the 2020 911 to hear his take on the new 911. Mark Webber got some...


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...
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