The auto business is loaded with niche products, and this General Motors division is fast becoming the niche-iest. For example, Chevrolet has announced revival of the Trailblazer nameplate for a compact utility vehicle that’s larger than the (also compact-size) Trax, but smaller than the midsize Equinox. At this point, not much is known about what […]

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Hybrid vehicle introductions are commonplace, except when it comes to one of the world’s best-known exotic-sports-car brands. The Sleuth was understandably blown with news that Ferrari is launching the 2020 SF90 Stradale as a plug-in hybrid. The automaker claims the mid-engine supercar can travel up to 15 miles on electric propulsion, but the big news […]

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The SX Limited comes with a self-leveling rear suspension, head-up driver-information display, Nappa leather seat coverings (heated and ventilated front and second rows) and rain-sensing wipers. The second-row high-back bucket seats come only with the SX Limited model. With size, comfort and power in its favor, the Telluride checks off the boxes that most buyers of full-size utility vehicles are looking to fill. Welcome aboard.

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The 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback might confuse some people. Although on the surface it appears to be a warmed-over version of the previous Corolla iM (originally the Scion iM), that’s just not the case. The new Hatchback’s prow shows off Toyota’s signature wide-mouth grille that’s found on a number of the automaker’s products, from the subcompact Yaris to the near-luxury Avalon. At the opposite end, the Hatchback’s more steeply raked cargo opening is made of a lightweight composite instead of steel.

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The Spymaster’s moles are reporting that the automaker will introduce a new small tall wagon that will join the Tiguan and Atlas. The front-wheel-drive Tarek will be similar to the VW Tharu currently sold in China and Russia, which means it will be about five inches shorter in distance between the front and rear wheels […]

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The Sleuth’s sources have confirmed that a replacement for the Bolt electric vehicle is well along in the development phase and is scheduled for a 2021-model-year launch. Also confirmed is the vehicle’s official name, the Bolt EUV, which stands for Electric Utility Vehicle. Said model — one of a series of vehicles that will wear […]

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For tackling difficult-to-reach areas of your vehicle, consider a Brush Wheel Master Set as an alternative to power drill attachments. When connected your garden hose, the heads on the 13-inch-long brushes spin at a steady rate to remove dirt, grime and bugs, etc. Included are four different types of brush heads, a soap dispenser, concentrated-soap […]

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Transporting your skis, bicycle, kayak, or other gear on the roof of your vehicle is commonplace, but loading, securing and unloading your stuff can prove awkward without a step. The Moki Door Step from Rightline Gear could be just what you need. The unit hooks onto the U-shaped door-latch post (just about every newer vehicle […]

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Honda’s minimalist e Prototype bowed at the Geneva Motor Show in March; a production model “evolved” from its 2017 Urban EV Concept. The e Prototype combines simple lines with a minimalist interior and lounge-like atmosphere, “advanced functionality” and fun driving dynamics with a wide stance and rear-wheel-drive. With production due to begin “later this year,” […]

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The Germany based automaker said in May that by 2021 it will have a pilot fleet of 500 utility vehicles, code named iNext, in on-road testing, some with Level 4 capability and others with Level 5. A Level 4 vehicle can self drive in all conditions, but has a steering wheel and driver controls. Level […]

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