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JR Chocco

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

2018 Toyota Camry and Sienna get Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa

2018 Toyota Sienna

Toyota has finally started adding Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity to some of its 2019 and 2020 models, but if you own a 2018 Camry or Sienna, you're in luck. Toyota has announced that it will retrofit the 2018 Camry and Sienna to add Apple CarPlay and Amazon...

Two-Door Porsche Panamera might rival the BMW 8 Series

2017 Porsche Panamera 4S

It looks like Porsche might be getting ready to expand the Panamera lineup with the introduction of two-door and cabriolet versions that would rival the BMW 8 Series. According to Autocar, Porsche is reportedly working on the two new versions of the Panamera that could arrive as early as next year. The two-door and...

Mercedes-Benz GLB will enter production this year

Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB

Mercedes-Benz previewed its next crossover, the GLB, last week at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show. Well if you're a fan of the rugged, compact crossover, you'll be happy to hear that the GLB will reportedly enter production this year. According to the Daimler blog, Mercedes-Benz will begin building the...

GMC Granite name trademarked again

2010 GMC Granite Concept

Back in 2010 GMC unveiled the GMC Granite concept, which hinted at a subcompact crossover for the brand. Now nine years later, GMC still doesn't have a small crossover, but General Motors keeps trademarking the name. Is the GMC Granite finally coming? Earlier this month General Motors filed the...

Tesla robotaxis will be on the road next year, hopefully

Tesla Model 3 Performance

Elon Musk has just announced that Tesla plans to have robotaxis on the road in the US as early as next year. The robotaxis will navigate without the need of a driver, which could be huge if Tesla manages to meet that timeframe. "Probably two years from now we'll...

Larger Buick Encore GX is headed to the US

Buick Encore GX

Last week Buick unveiled the all-new Encore and larger Encore GX at the Shanghai Motor Show. Now it's being reported that the Encore GX will be making its way to the US. According to Automotive News, the larger Encore GX will be sold alongside the current Encore in the US by the end of...

Rivian plans to launch six electric vehicles by 2025

Rivian R1T

Rivian was the big surprise at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, when the EV start up unveiled concept versions of its electric pickup truck and SUV. Now we're hearing that Rivian has huge plans to introduce six electric vehicles by 2025. Speaking to Bloomberg, R.J. Scaringe, Rivian's CEO...

Hyundai Sonata N-Line coming with over 275-hp

2020 Hyundai Sonata

Yesterday Hyundai officially unveiled the 2020 Hyundai Sonata at the New York Auto Show. The 2020 Sonata is a bold new midsize sedan that will stand out in the crowded segment. Now we're hearing more news about what Hyundai has planned for the new Sonata. Brian Smith, Hyundai Motor...

2020 Kia Stinger GTS arrives in bright orange

Kia has unveiled the 2020 Kia Stinger GTS, a special edition version, which amps up the performance even more. If you want to get one, you'll want to act fast, since only 800 units will be built. The 2020 Stinger GTS is painted in bright orange, but the bigger...

Kia HabaNiro is a hot electric concept

Kia HabaNiro Concept

Last month Kia gave us a preview of its electrified future with the Imagine by Kia concept at the Geneva Motor Show and now it's following up that concept with the debut of the HabaNiro concept in New York. The Kia HabaNiro concept is a fully-electric, all-wheel drive, four-seater...