Nick Jaynes

Nick Jaynes

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Nick Jaynes is the Automotive Editor for Digital Trends. He developed a passion for writing about cars working his way through Journalism School as a Volvo mechanic. In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking with his Treeing Walker Coonhound, Ruger.

Joy ride: 2014 Infiniti QX70

The 2014 Infiniti QX70 might be getting on in years – especially compared to its rivals – but what the crossover lacks in refinement it more than makes up for in sports…

  • Pros: Sports car-like driving dynamics , Horsepower-heavy…
  • Cons: Interior lacks modern luxury refinement , Infotainment…

Mercedes-Benz previews future BMW X6 rival in Concept Coupe SUV form ahead of Beijing

Mercedes-Benz will be unveiling a new Concept Coupe at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. The car, when sent to production, will likely be called the MLC and rival the BMW X6.

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Land Rover’s ‘Transparent Hood’ tech is the next best thing to X-Ray vision

Land Rover unveils “Transparent Hood” technology, which takes the guesswork out of off-roading and tight parallel parking. Using front-mounted cameras and a smart windshield with augmented reality to display the road ahead.

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Future of fourth-gen Ford Focus RS shaky, as worries of Mustang cannibalism rise

Ford’s European boss admits there’s “nothing to say” about a next-gen Focus RS. While this decision makes sense, as a new RS might challenge Mustang sales, it doesn’t mean the hot-hatch is DOA.

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Joyride: 2014 Lexus IS F

If you yearn to own a BMW M3 but fear the upkeep costs, let me point you toward the Lexus IS F. It’s Toyota’s answer to the rear-drive V8-powered Bimmer for which your…

  • Pros: V8 power and acceleration , Riotous exhaust note , Firm yet…
  • Cons: Too many gears in transmission , Interior amenities from the…

First drive: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Coupe

The 2015 Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe is the kind of scintillating sports car that will make you happily to be alive. And, when other people see you driving by, it’ll make them happy…

  • Pros: Stunning exterior design , Incredibly loud and crackling…
  • Cons: Little rearview visibility , Float-y and dance-y standard…

Land Rover’s New York-bound ‘Discovery Vision Concept’ will debut new sub-brand

Land Rover announced this evening that it’ll be unveiling a “Discovery Vision Concept” in a few weeks at the New York Auto Show. Surprisingly, the concept won’t preview a single new model but rather a series of new models, as the Discovery moniker is…

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BMW finally confirms the X7 full-size SUV

BMW confirmed production of the full-size X7 SUV last week. Based upon an extended version of the X5 platform, the X7 should take on the Mercedes GL and the Cadillac Escalade for luxury family hauling supremecy.

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