With a reveal of the automaker’s upcoming two- and four-door off-roaders, there’s now a complete outline of each model’s features. The Sleuth is aware, however, that there is one more piece of news that hasn’t been mentioned much, which is that a hybrid version is in the works. Although there’s no word as to which […]

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A second battery-electric model from the Japan-based automaker is planned for 2021. The Ariya is about seven inches longer than the Nissan Leaf EV and is close in size and shape to the Nissan Murano. According to the automaker, front-wheel-drive versions delivers 214 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, while all-wheel-drive versions with front and […]

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It always gets The Sleuth’s full attention when the world’s best-selling pickup gets a major updating. For 2021, the new-look Ford F-150’s trim levels and powertrain lineup return, including three gasoline V-6s (all but one turbocharged), a non-turbo V-8 and one V-6 turbo-diesel. New, however, is a hybrid option with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 and […]

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The Sleuth has learned that the automaker is readying a serious contender to the Volkswagen GTI and the upcoming Toyota Corolla GR that’s also expected for the 2021 model year. The Mazda3 hot hatch will be available with a turbocharged four-cylinder, most likely the same 2.5-liter engine available in the Mazda6 sedan and the CX-5 […]

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For the 2021 model year, the hot-selling Rogue compact utility vehicle will get a cleaner grille design and less exaggerated front and rear fender openings. Riding on a new platform, the 2021 Rogue is 1.5 inches shorter and has a slightly lower height. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine returns from 2020, but with 181 horsepower and […]

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The Sleuth has it on good authority that the next iteration of the automaker’s midsize sedan, expected for 2022, will be built on a new and longer (by a few inches) platform and will offer both rear and optional all-wheel-drive systems. In addition, the Mazda6 will be the recipient of an inline six-cylinder gasoline engine […]

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A refresh of the Colorado midsize pickup for 2021 will mean a front end that more closely resembles that of the bigger Silverado, which is a subtle but definite improvement. The off-road-capable ZR2 gets its own grille to differentiate it from the WT, LT and Z71 trims. Returning for 2021 is the Colorado’s trio of […]

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That’s the rumor reaching The Sleuth. Apparently the electric Buick Velite 7, due to launch in China for the 2021 model year, is expected on our shores by mid-2021 as a 2022 model, but it will be called the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. The Velite 7’s front-wheel-drive power system is said to provide a range in […]

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The Sleuth’s sources have forwarded intel regarding both the Volkswagen Tiguan tall wagon and the Arteon sedan, which will be updated for the 2021 model year. The Tiguan receives new front and rear styling plus the option of a plug-in hybrid system. A new Tiguan R gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 296 horsepower and […]

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Toyota’s upscale division has apparently been working on improvements to the sleek and slinky luxury coupe that was introduced for the 2018 model year. The LC 500 2+2, which is available in both coupe and new-for-2020 convertible body styles, comes with a 471-horsepower V-8 or a 3.5-liter V-6 working in tandem with an electric motor […]

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