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JR Chocco

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

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Grand Edition revealed

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Grand Edition

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a new Grand Edition version of the 2018 GLS, which is debuting next week at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2018 GLS Grand Edition adds exclusive interior and exterior design elements to both the GLS450 4MATIC and GLS550 4MATIC models. Starting with the interior, the Grand Edition adds Porcelain / Espresso Brown and designo Nappa leather seats...

Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV debuts at CES

Hyundai Nexo

Fuel cell vehicles have yet to take off as well as regular electric vehicles, but a few automakers continue to invest in the technology. Fuel Cell vehicle buyers now have a new model to choose from with the debut of the Hyundai Nexo, which builds on the Tucson FCEV with more space and a 370 mile driving range. The Hyundai...

2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD trucks will debut in March

2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD

Chevy is going to officially reveal the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado next week at the Detroit Auto Show, but if you're looking forward to seeing what's planned for the Silverado medium-duty trucks, you'll have to wait until March. Chevy has announced that the 2019 Chevy Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD trucks will debut at the upcoming Work Truck Show. Chevy has...

2019 MINI Hardtop and Convertible will reveal their facelifts in Detroit

2018 MINI Cooper Convertible

It's no secret that MINI's sales have been declining over the last few years. There's even reports that MINI may transition into an all-electric brand in the future, but that doesn't mean that its current models are already going away. It's being reported that the 2019 MINI Cooper hardtop and convertible models are getting a facelift, which will debut...

2019 Toyota Avalon teaser shows off its new taillights

2019 Toyota Avalon Taillights

Toyota will take the covers off the all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon in less than two weeks at the Detroit Auto Show. Toyota already released a teaser of its more aggressive face and now we have a second teaser, which shows off its new taillights with sequential turn signals. The overall shape of the taillights aren't nearly as aggressive as the...

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class photos leaked

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

We're less than two weeks away from the official debut of the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, but the first photos of the new SUV have already leaked out. The good news is that, as expected the 2019 G-Class will retain its iconic boxy shape. Although the much anticipated W464 G-Class will keep the shape that's had for nearly 40 years,...

BMW’s new traction control system is 50 times faster

2018 BMW i3s

The 2018 BMW i3s brought several upgrades to the i3 lineup, including its more powerful 184-hp engine and sportier suspension, but there was also another new feature that was less talked about. The i3s also debuted BMW's new innovative traction control system that's 50 times faster than older systems. BMW has now announced that the new traction control system will...

Audi’s design boss wants a BMW 8 Series rival

Audi Prologue Concept

BMW is expected to put the large 8 Series coupe into production at some point this year and if sales take off, Audi could follow it with its own flagship coupe. Audi's design boss Marc Lichte recently revealed to Autocar that he would like Audi to introduce a luxury coupe to rival the 8 Series, but the current market...

Volkswagen to double electric e-Golf production

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Volkswagen has announced that it will soon double the production of the electric VW e-Golf, due to increased demand. In a press release, VW announced that the production capacity of the e-Golf will increase starting in March 2018. "To meet higher demand for the e-Golf, production capacity at the Transparent Factory is to be increased. From March 2018, production is...

Nissan Leaf GT concept previewed

Nissan Leaf GT Concept

Nissan continues to hint at the possibility of a sportier Nissan Leaf. Most recently Nissan unveiled a Leaf Nismo concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and now Nissan has announced that it's bringing a Leaf Grand Touring concept to the Tokyo Auto Salon. Nissan released this single teaser photo of the Leaf GT concept, which is based on the all-new...