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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The Sleuth’s sources report that the automaker will soon put the EQV people mover into production and that it will be available in North America by late 2019 or early 2020. The new model, one of a number of electric vehicles the automaker is developing under the EQ banner, comes with a front-axle-attached motor rated […]

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By that, The Sleuth means that a four-door “coupe” is a definite go and will launch in the summer of 2020 as a 2021 model. Details are sketchy, but the vehicle’s QX55 designation indicates it will be based on the QX50 tall wagon’s platform, but will have a slinkier fastback roofline not unlike what BMW, […]

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The Spy Guy’s sneaky team recently spotted an early version of what’s destined to be the next-generation TLX sedan that’s due out early next year as a 2021 model. The blue Acura Type S concept, which recently debuted at Monterey Car Week in California, was done up in performance livery, with big wheels and brakes. […]

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Recently, Ford conducted a public demonstration of its forthcoming F-150 electric; it pulled 10 double-decker rail cars containing 42 gasoline-powered F-150s for the press and public to ooh and aah over. The Sleuth’s sources are now hearing that startup car company Fisker (actually a re-startup car company) is planning an electric pickup that it hopes […]

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That’s the scuttlebutt from The Spy Guy’s intel gatherers. They’re hearing that parent company BMW will reduce the number of Mini models in a couple of years to just the current two-door Mini Cooper and the larger Mini Countryman, both of which will use battery-electric power exclusively. For 2020, a Mini Cooper SE electric is […]

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It’s the burning question on The Sleuth’s mind now that details and pricing for the 2020 Corvette have been released. The midengine Chevrolet that comes with a 495-horsepower V-8 should closely match the (also mid-engine) NSX in performance, but the Corvette has a base price of about $60,000. That’s about $100,000 less than the base […]

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The Sneaky One’s intel gatherers are reporting that prototypes of the next-generation Land Rover Defender are in the final sorting-out phase and should be ready for a North American debut in early 2020. The off-roader will be available in short-wheelbase Defender 90, standard-wheelbase Defender 110 and long-wheelbase Defender 130, which can accommodate up to eight […]

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The Sleuth’s sources are hearing that General Motors’ premium brand will add second powerplant choice to its midsize five-passenger utility model for the 2020 model year. The current V-6 rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque will be joined by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 237 horses and 258 pound-feet. This […]

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