The Sleuth’s sources have provided interesting intel relating to the next-generation Sienna that’s expected to arrive in late 2020 as a 2021 model. Joining recently updated fleet members, Toyota’s eight-passenger people mover gets the latest TNGA modular platform, which is compatible with front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive applications (the latter of which is a Sienna option). […]

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The Sleuth recently reported that the automaker’s Tonale concept model would be production-bound sometime in 2021 as a 2022 model. That plan is still somewhat still on track, but with the upcoming merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which owns the Alfa brand, and France’s Groupe PSA, rumor has it that the Tonale compact utility […]

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Although late to the party, at least among its exotic vehicle-producing peers, the automaker has flipped the switch at its factory in Wales, that will crank out the all-new DBX. From the Spy guy’s perspective, the luxury utility vehicle is destined to become a top seller in a world where such vehicles continue to climb […]

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Although not much larger than their predecessors, the cargo capacities of Chevrolet’s full-size utility vehicles increase by 66 (Suburban) and 19 percent (Tahoe). The Tahoe also gains up to 10 inches of third-row legroom thanks to a fore and aft sliding second-row. A 10-speed automatic transmission replaces the six-speed automatic and there’s a new 3.0-liter […]

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The Sleuth is not really surprised that this General Motors’ division will cancel both the Regal Sportback (hatchback) sedan and Tour X wagon for the 2021 model year in North America. This follows deletion of the LaCrosse midsize sedan and Cascada Convertible for 2020. The move is simply further evidence of how shoppers are shunning […]

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The Sneaky One has always had a soft spot for British sports cars, especially those turned out by Jaguar. So it’s with much anticipation that he awaits the arrival of the updated F-Type coupe and convertible for the 2021 model year (the first significant changes since their debut for 2014). The front ends are especially […]

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There’s a bit of a styling renaissance going on at Hyundai, if the new Venue and Palisade utility vehicles are any indication. And at the recent Los Angeles International Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled the sleek-looking Vision T concept that The Sleuth understands will form the basis of the next-generation Tucson utility vehicle. The Vision T […]

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The Sleuth thought Kia had all the bases covered in the small-wagon/utility-vehicle department — with the Niro, Soul and Sportage — but the company found an opening to squeeze in yet another model. Making its debut at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, and arriving in the first quarter of 2020 as a 2021 model, […]

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That would appear to be the case if The Sleuth’s intel is correct. The automaker showed off a full race version of the car it calls the RM19 at November’s Los Angeles International Show. Behind the front seats is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes in the neighborhood of 390 horsepower, or about 115 […]

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The simple answer? As many as it wants, especially if the automaker in question is Chevrolet. The Spy Guy notes that the brand is launching a new compact-utility model that’s roughly the size of the Trax. Chevrolet is also reviving one of its retired nameplates (just as it did for the midsize Blazer for 2019). […]

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