That’s the question on The Spymaster’s mind after taking a look at the Yuntu concept that was shown at the 2017 Shanghai (China) Auto Show in late April. The seven-passenger show vehicle could be an indicator as to the design of the Jeep Wagoneer (it might also be called the Grand Wagoneer, according to sources) […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives confirm that Ford is upping the Mustang’s ante with the return of the Shelby GT500 model. The car will come with its own front and rear styling (including large air intakes in the hood and below the grille) and the fenders will be flared to contain the extra-wide low-profile tires. And to […]

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The Sleuth can confirm that the automaker’s redesigned 2018 coupe and sedan will not offer a V-6 option. The 2.7-, 3.0- or 3.5-liter powerplants (depending on the model-year) have been available in Accords since 1995 and are popular with buyers seeking a bit more muscle. Now, along with a complete redesign, the Accord will come […]

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According to The Sleuth’s sources, the new-for-2018 Tiguan wagon will be the first Volkswagen to get the enhanced turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s rated at 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and could eventually become standard in the Jetta, Passat and Golf models. That would mean a bump from the current 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbo […]

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The Sleuth hears that the ZheJiang Geely Holding Group of China will soon control the British sports-car company founded by the late Sir Colin Chapman of England. Geely will purchase 49.9 percent of Proton of Malaysia (the current owner of Lotus) and 51 percent of the money-losing Lotus brand. Geely owns Volvo of Sweden outright […]

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The Spymaster’s sources hear that Nissan will add a second electrified model that will join the compact Leaf hatchback, and that it will take the shape of utility vehicle. Apparently the new gasoline-free Nissan will be available with a number of semi-autonomous (self-driving) technologies that are gaining traction with automakers. Meanwhile, Nissan is introducing a […]

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The Spy Guy recently got his hands on Honda’s small-but-mighty Civic Si coupe and sedan. The turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 205 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, which is up from the base turbo’s ratinging of 174/167. The output gain, plus the Si’s specially tuned suspension, bigger brakes, revised shift linkage for the […]

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The Sleuth has it on good authority that a long-rumored movie based on the life of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who founded Automobili Lamborghini back in 1963, will soon begin production, backed by the Ambi Media Group. The film, based on a book written by Lamborghini’s son, Tonino, will focus on Ferruccio’s longstanding rivalry with […]

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The Sleuth’s sources have been providing intel on what new vehicles are heading our way for 2018, but there’s also plenty of news as to what models will disappear once the 2017 model year is a wrap. Among the known casualties is the quirky and slow-selling Nissan Juke, which is fun to drive but is […]

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Intel reaching The Spy Guy suggests that Infiniti’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX will continue to run with the same 400-horsepower V-8 used by the current QX80. That means the eight-passenger wagon, which will be based on the QX80 Monograph concept, is not quite as new as it looks. Rumors […]

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