The Sleuth noted the recent announcement that the automaker’s compact utility wagon will be adding a gasoline-electric variant. Although the CR-V hybrid goes on sale in China and Europe in 2018, The Sneakster’s sources hear that North America will also get that model. They go on to speculate that Honda’s product planers are focused on […]

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Intel reaching The Sleuth indicates that the Japan-based automaker will at long last introduce a new midsize pickup truck, but not until the end of the decade. Although exact details remain virtually nonexistent, it’s believed that the truck (it will likely retain the Frontier brand) will be based on the next-generation Nissan Navara that’s available […]

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Making everyday items out of car parts isn’t new, but the clocks made by race mechanic/engineer Nathan O’Dell of Manchester, England, are definitely unusual. Each one is encased in a component from various (but actual) Formula One racecar wheel hubs. O’Dell also includes the actual part number stamped into the metal for verification and provenance […]

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Getting a flat tire or being stuck up to the axles in mud or snow is no fun. That’s where the Bushranger X-Jack comes in. The heavy-duty rubber blow-up bag that’s placed beneath your vehicle between the front and rear wheels will create up to 31 inches of ground clearance. That should be enough for […]

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The Spy Guy believes the Sweden-based automaker might have come up with a way to entice tech-savvy buyers into the upcoming XC40. The compact wagon, which arrives early next year as a 2019 model, will be available by online subscription. Called ‘Care by Volvo,’ the service requires customers to pay a flat fee each month, […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives are hearing rumblings that the company that made its bones producing exemplary sports cars is seriously considering adding a four-door fastback version of the Cayenne utility vehicle to the lineup. Apparently this is in response to the sales success that BMW and Mercedes-Benz are experiencing with their similarly shaped X6 and GLE […]

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The Spymaster’s sources have unearthed both pics and some details concerning the automaker’s next big thing. That happens to be the X7 utility wagon that’s likely heading our way some time in 2018. The X7, which is based on BMW’s Concept X7 iPerformance vehicle, will be larger than the X5 and, of course, significantly grander […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives have sniffed out some details concerning the automaker’s popular compact sedan and hatchback. Although the design of the two models remains literally under wraps, it’s what sits under the hood that’s most intriguing. Word has it that the 2.0-liter powerplant will be the first of what Mazda calls the SkyActiv-X. This extremely […]

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Worn-out auto parts are often sent straight to the landfill or melted down and turned into other consumer products. However, California native Steven Shaver turns items such as grilles, timing gears and license plates, into automotive conversation pieces. Especially cool is his collection of wall clocks made from classic old hubcaps, and his ‘gear’ clocks, […]

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The General Motors Heritage Museum offers an opportunity for collectors interested in acquiring authorized reproductions of classic dealership signs. These authentic-looking, neon-lit copies are reduced to a smaller scale than the original versions so that they can be displayed inside garages, offices or rec rooms. Available on a strictly limited basis (between 25 and 200 […]

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