Well yes and no, claim The Sleuth’s sources. You won’t be seeing some jacked-up Franken’stang in your rearview mirror, but a tall wagon with front and rear design cues that might resemble those of the current Mustang. The all-wheel-drive vehicle that’s in the works for 2020 will apparently be a midsize five-passenger carryall. The to-be-named […]

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Remember the Essentia concept that was trotted out at the 2018 New York International Auto Show? Apparently the response was so positive that Genesis is building a limited-production model based on the ultra-sleek design. If the final product remains true to the show car, you can expect scissors-style door openings (part of a carbon-fiber structure) […]

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For the past few years, fans of the entry-level Z4 sports car have had to content themselves with camouflaged images of the replacement. The wait is now over and The Sleuth loves what he sees, starting with a busy face and air-extractor bodywork that consumes large portions of the front fenders. In typical BMW style, […]

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The trend to creating extreme off-road-capable full-size pickups continues to grow and Toyota is right in the thick of the action with the 2019 Tundra TRD Pro. The automaker has installed the same kind of Fox-brand shock absorbers that Ford uses for the F-150-based Raptor off-roader (also the springs that give the TRD Pro an […]

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The Spymaster’s intel indicates that the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) division will introduce an all-new Jeep JK Wrangler truck either late this year or in early 2019. The model, to be called The Scrambler, revives a name attached to a previous pickup that dates back to the early 1980s. Word has it that, as is […]

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The Sleuth’s sources confirm that Ford plans to remove its premium Lincoln brand from showrooms populated with Ford Escapes, Fusions and F-150s, and have dealers in 30 major metropolitan centers set up freestanding locations. Apparently the thinking is that the Lincoln lineup will perform far better from a sales standpoint in an exclusive environment populated […]

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The Sleuth’s sources indicate that the company will build a followup to the limited-edition — and expensive — 8C coupe that arrived in North America a decade ago. The exotic second-gen Alfa that launches in 2022 uses a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 (the same engine available in the Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models) positioned behind the […]

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That’s the burning question on The Sleuth’s mind, prompted by the recent reveal of the Hyundai Kona EV. It, along with the Kia Soul EV, plus every single Tesla model, look as though they have had their mouths taped shut. It’s as though the designers, who might otherwise be sketching eye-catching front ends, have been […]

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The Sleuth confirms that Volvo’s premium division will begin selling vehicles here by mid-2019, starting with the all-wheel-drive Polestar 1, a 2+2-seat luxury coupe. The limited-edition car will use an “Electric Performance Hybrid Drivetrain,” consisting of a supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the front wheels, plus an electric motor for each rear wheel. […]

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The late head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is credited with turning around a struggling Chrysler. Without his no-nonsense leadership, the company might not have survived. But that doesn’t mean that it’s clear sailing ahead for former Jeep and Ram division head Michael Manley, who replaced Marchionne as FCA’s boss. It appears to the Sleuth that […]

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