The Sleuth hears that it’s a possibility, although the vehicle takes inspiration from the rugged-looking all-wheel-drive TJ Cruiser concept from 2017. It combines the usefulness and utility of a sliding-side-door people mover with the ability to go where regular minivans fear to tread. The concept has three rows of seats that, other than the driver’s […]

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Word reaching The Sleuth is that Chevrolet will unleash several higher-output versions of its new mid-engine sports car. The first to arrive, for the 2022 model year, will be the Z06, fitted with a 5.5-liter double-overhead-cam V-8 making 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. In base form, the Corvette makes 495 horsepower. For the […]

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The Sleuth has it on good authority that the automaker will insert a battery-electric model into its North American lineup, perhaps in the first quarter of 2021. The MX-30, which was originally shown in concept form in late 2019, is a compact utility-style vehicle (think CX-3) with two regular-size doors plus a pair of rear-hinged […]

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The Sleuth reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is mounting a serious challenge to the King Kong of off-road pickups, a.k.a. the Ford F-150 Raptor. The Rebel TRX, which was shown in concept form three years ago, will debut sometime in 2021. Based on the Ram 1500, the four-wheel-drive TRX is rumored to have a 7.0-liter […]

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The Spy Guy can report that the Volkswagen division is putting the final touches to the E-Tron GT, a companion model to the E-Tron utility vehicle that Audi introduced for 2020. The sleek coupe-like GT, which is expected to launch in 2021 as a 2022 model, uses the same platform as the Porsche Taycan (VW […]

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That’s what The Sleuth’s intel gatherers believe upon learning that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) recently registered (re-registered, technically) the Hornet name with North American patent offices. In 1987, FCA inherited the brand when it absorbed the ailing American Motors Corporation. Then in 2006, Dodge showed a compact hatchback concept called the Hornet. It used a […]

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The Spy Guy’s intel team has confirmed that the automaker will introduce the electric i4 sedan, replacing the smaller i3, and is slated to enter production in 2021. It will join the equally new 4-Series coupe and four-door Gran Coupe that arrive ahead of it. Other than the electric drivetrain, the i4’s most prominent feature […]

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According to The Sleuth’s sources, the Korea-based automaker’s plans for an electric sedan should look something like the recently shown Prophecy concept, although not quite as radical. The car does seem to indicate that Hyundai will ensure that the Prophecy (or whatever name is selected) won’t mimic any gasoline or electric vehicle that wears the […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives report that the automaker’s two performance sedans will be significantly altered for the 2021 model year. The base WRX is rumored to receive a new turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that replaces the current 2.0. Although smaller in displacement, the new engine is expected to generate more than the current 268 horsepower, possibly […]

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When it comes to upscale wagons in general, and off-road-capable versions in particular, Audi and Volvo have essentially owned the category. So it came as some surprise to The Sleuth that Mercedes-Benz is introducing the E-Class-based All-Terrain for 2021, joining the all-new E-Class sedan and convertible. The E450, as it’s called, comes with protective front, […]

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