The Spy Guy’s operatives hear that the upcoming all-electric model will be unveiled November 17 and will go on sale in the first half of 2020 as a 2021 model. The Mach E (the expected name) will appear somewhat like a utility vehicle — about the same size and shape as the 2019 Ford Escape […]

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The Spy Guy thinks that crossover “coupes” are about to become mainstream. The movement began a few years back with the BMW X6 (a fastback version of the X5) and has gradually spread to other high-end models from Mercedes-Benz and Audi. It now appears, however, that VW will introduce a similar version of its Atlas […]

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That’s what The Sleuth is wondering after hearing about the new High Performance Package available for the 2020 Mustang’s base 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Thanks to some engine tweaking, output increases to 322 horsepower from 310. According to Ford, the upgraded turbo will take the Mustang to 60 mph from zero in about 4.5 seconds […]

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Rumors abound concerning the future of Toyota’s rear-wheel-drive coupe that was created in conjunction with the Subaru BRZ. Contrary to many pundits, the 86 won’t be phased out now that the 2020 Supra has arrived, but word is the next 86 will be built on Toyota’s New Global Architecture that underpins several of the brand’s […]

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The Sleuth has a surprise for wagon fans. Joining the Audi Allroad for the 2020 model year is the Audi RS6 Avant. Not only will it haul plenty of bulky gear and groceries, it also promises to really haul the mail with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 assisted by a 48-volt electric motor. Maximum output is […]

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In a move that strains credulity to the max, The Spy Guy notes that the luxury automaker has committed to building a dozen 1929 Blower Bentleys of a type that competed in the 1930 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Bentley’s Mulliner coachwork division, using the sole surviving original competition car as a template, […]

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The Sleuthy One’s sources are hearing that the automaker’s newest model will likely debut this November at the Los Angeles International Auto Show and arrive in showrooms by the first quarter of 2020. The CX-30, which slots between the compact CX-3 and less-compact CX-5 (but closer in size to the CX-5) looks a bit more […]

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The Sleuth’s take on the new Taycan is that it’s yet another game-changer for the automaker. The base model, called the Turbo, makes 616 horsepower with two electric motors (one for the front wheels and one for the rear). Although not turbocharged in any way, the “Turbo” term refers to the fast “turbo” chargers Porsche […]

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The Spymasters’s intel gatherers report that the high-performance model is a foregone conclusion. Previous iterations of Chevrolet’s sports car have been available in ZO6 trim, including the current front-engine model that uses a 650-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter V-8. The engine propelling the next-generation ZO6 is rumored to be a 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, called the Blackwing, that […]

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Most folks, The Sleuth included, expected to hear that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will replace the long-serving Dodge Grand Caravan minivan with a reduced-content (lower-priced) version of the Chrysler Pacifica for the 2020 model year. However, he wonders why FCA is dropping the well-known Grand Caravan badge in favor of the Plymouth name that was […]

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