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JR Chocco

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

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Review: Larger than Life

2023 Toyota Sequoia Review

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that shares its hybrid powertrain with the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck. Last redesigned in 2008, the Sequoia represents the largest passenger vehicle in the Toyota family and competes with other large three-row SUVs such as the Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, and Chevy Tahoe. With a strong but relatively efficient powertrain...

2023 Volvo XC90 Review: Only the Swedish age this gracefully

2023 Volvo XC90 Review

May we all age as gracefully as the Volvo XC90. The 2023 Volvo XC90 is a three-row crossover SUV. Shop it against the BMW X5 and Audi Q7, as well as the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The 2023 Volvo XC90 is one of our top-rated models. We love its subtle style, its gorgeous and spacious interior, and its powertrains...

Infiniti QX Monograph concept looks like a preview of the next-gen QX80

Infiniti QX Monograph

Infiniti has unveiled its latest concept, the QX Monograph Concept, which clearly looks like a preview of the next-generation QX 80, although Infiniti hasn't confirmed that. Its full size footprint and shape look like an evolution of the current QX80. The last Monograph concept was. the QX60 Monograph, which previewed the production version of the latest QX60, so this concept...

2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 Manufaktur Big Sur Edition revealed

2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 MANUFAKTUR Big Sur

Mercedes-AMG has unveiled a very special version of the SL 63, called the 2024 Mercedes-AMG SL 63 Manufaktur Big Sur Edition. The automaker says that the special SL 63 is "inspired by the breathtaking sunsets of the Pacific Coast." The Mercedes-AMG SL 63 Manufaktur Big Sur is painted in a striking Orange Flame Metallic. The exterior also gets the AMG...

Mitsubishi Mirage to be discontinued by 2025

2021 Mitsubishi Mirage

Cars continue to get more expensive each year and at the same time automakers have pretty much left the small subcompact segment, making it harder for first time buyers to get a new car. The Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the few cars left that has an easy to swallow price tag, but sadly it's not going to be...

Cadillac Celestiq EV pricing starts at $340,000

2024 Cadillac Celestiq

Last fall Cadillac unveiled its new electric flagship, the Celestiq. When Cadillac unveiled the new EV, it announced that it would have a price tag starting around $300,000, but now Cadillac has announced that it will be even more expensive with a price tag starting at $340,000. Cadillac spokeswoman Melissa Grady Dias confirmed the update on LinkedIn, who described the base...

“Baby” Land Rover Defender EV to arrive in 2027

Land Rover Defender 130

Land Rover is working on a smaller Land Rover Defender, which was announced at a recent investor conference. Autocar is reporting that the new "baby" Defender will be built on JLR's Electric Modular Architecture (EMA) platform and that it will arrive in 2027. The smaller Defender will be based on the same platform as the next-generation Range Rover Evoque and...

Toyota Corolla pickup truck might happen

2023 Toyota Corolla

With the success of small pickups, like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, it's only a matter of time until other automakers jump on the bandwagon. A new report claims that Toyota is considering a small pickup based on the Corolla. Automotive News is reporting "Corolla-based pickup remains a possibility, but its appearance is a work in progress." Toyota...

2023 Genesis Electrified GV70 Review: The Zenith of Small Luxury SUVs

The 2023 Genesis GV70 combines luxury styling with excellent tech features for an attractive price. The Genesis brand has earned a well-deserved reputation for combining comfort, sportiness, and features for an excellent value, and the 2023 GV70 might be the most successful version of this formula yet. That said, there are a lot of standouts in the luxury small...

Mazda MX-30 EV discontinued in the U.S.

2023 Mazda MX-30

When Mazda introduced the MX-30 EV last year, we were confused about Mazda's decision to introduce an electric vehicle with only 100 miles of range. Most new EVs can do triple that amount of range. Well it looks like Mazda has gotten the hint, since the MX-30 will disappear from its US lineup after 2023. Mazda didn't site any reasons...