The Sleuth noted the recent announcement that the automaker’s compact utility wagon will be adding a gasoline-electric variant. Although the CR-V hybrid goes on sale in China and Europe in 2018, The Sneakster’s sources hear that North America will also get that model. They go on to speculate that Honda’s product planers are focused on […]

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Intel reaching The Sleuth indicates that the Japan-based automaker will at long last introduce a new midsize pickup truck, but not until the end of the decade. Although exact details remain virtually nonexistent, it’s believed that the truck (it will likely retain the Frontier brand) will be based on the next-generation Nissan Navara that’s available […]

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The Spy Guy believes the Sweden-based automaker might have come up with a way to entice tech-savvy buyers into the upcoming XC40. The compact wagon, which arrives early next year as a 2019 model, will be available by online subscription. Called ‘Care by Volvo,’ the service requires customers to pay a flat fee each month, […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives are hearing rumblings that the company that made its bones producing exemplary sports cars is seriously considering adding a four-door fastback version of the Cayenne utility vehicle to the lineup. Apparently this is in response to the sales success that BMW and Mercedes-Benz are experiencing with their similarly shaped X6 and GLE […]

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The Spymaster’s sources have unearthed both pics and some details concerning the automaker’s next big thing. That happens to be the X7 utility wagon that’s likely heading our way some time in 2018. The X7, which is based on BMW’s Concept X7 iPerformance vehicle, will be larger than the X5 and, of course, significantly grander […]

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The Sleuth’s operatives have sniffed out some details concerning the automaker’s popular compact sedan and hatchback. Although the design of the two models remains literally under wraps, it’s what sits under the hood that’s most intriguing. Word has it that the 2.0-liter powerplant will be the first of what Mazda calls the SkyActiv-X. This extremely […]

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Hyundai’s emerging premium division began life a year ago with revamped models of the big Genesis and Equus sedans that were rebranded as the Genesis G80 and G90, respectively. Building on both models, The Sleuth is aware that Genesis will soon launch a smaller G70 sedan that’s aimed squarely at the BMW 3 series, the […]

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The most successful electric-car brand (in terms of total sales) in the world is about to get a boost as the second-generation model arrives for 2018. Although the original was competitively priced and provided reasonable power and cabin space, it was getting long in the tooth and sales were beginning to dip. The new Leaf […]

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The Sleuth is hearing that Hyundai’s second-generation hatchback will be available as an ‘N’ model for North America. For the unaware, N is Hyundai’s recently formed performance division. What it means for the Veloster is a big bump in output, likely to as much as 275-plus horsepower from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which is way […]

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The Spymaster notes that the vehicle that makes more coin for Volkswagen Group’s preeminent brand than any other model won’t look much different when the updated version arrives in mid-2018. In terms of performance it’s a different story. The base model’s turbocharged 340-horsepower V-6 will have 40 more horses than the current non-turbo 3.6-liter V-6. […]

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