So, what is the Gladiator like to drive? Well, like a truck, but also very much like a Jeep Wrangler. Jeep has done its job and done it well. The 2020 Gladiator is powered by the tried-and-true 285-horsepower 3.6-litre Pentastar V-6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual. I love that Jeep decided to offer the truck with a stick.

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The early-2020 arrival of the Kia Seltos begs the question: Just how many utility-style vehicles can one automaker include in its lineup? The answer, it seems, is as many as it wants, provided there’s demand. The Seltos name, in case you’re wondering, is derived from Celtos, son of Hercules in Greek Mythology. The vehicle squeezes between the smaller Soul (four inches shorter) and the larger and more mainstream Sportage (about seven inches longer).

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For 2022, the automaker’s rear-wheel-drive BRZ comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine packing 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It replaces the current 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 205 horses and 156 pound-feet. The new engine makes 11 percent more horsepower and 17 percent more peak torque. Unfortunately, the BRZ won’t be available with the 260-horsepower […]

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The Sleuth thinks there’s nothing too radical about the automaker’s 2022 compact sedan that’s scheduled to arrive next spring. The most dramatic change is the Civic’s front end with its fancier headlights and oversize air intake that appears inspired by certain Toyota models. There are also more creases that extend along the sides and around […]

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If you’re into making (and eating) cookies, and are also into automobiles, then carcookiecutters.com can satisfy both passions. The company sells 3-D-printed plastic outlines of vehicles, approved for preparing food. The designs include mostly older vehicles and classics such as the original Ford Bronco, Porsche 356 Speedster, Pontiac Fiero, Acura Integra and the VW Beetle, […]

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Superformance LLC is producing licensed copies of the original GT40 P/1075 race car from the 1960s, which are authentic-looking right down to blue and orange Gulf Oil livery and numbered door decals. Buyers can choose from a 5.0-liter Ford V-8 or a 7.0-liter version, which have been modified by NASCAR engine builder/team owner Jack Roush. […]

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The automaker is adding an electric vehicle to join the similarly powered i3 hatchback. The iX, which launches for 2022, is about the same size as the X5 utility vehicle but is built on a dedicated platform designed for a line of electric vehicles. BMW has not released the expected battery range (or pricing), but […]

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Scheduled for a 2021 unveiling, the automaker’s compact utility vehicle looks nothing like its predecessor and is also considerably larger. The plethora of powertrain choices begins with a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. An optional turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder delivers 180 horses. On the hybrid front, the Tucson’s base system is a turbo 1.6-liter-four-cylinder/electric-motor combo that produces […]

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That’s what The Sleuth believes after viewing images of the automaker’s Navara model, which is what the Frontier is called outside of North America. It appears that Nissan’s designers have used the larger Titan pickup as a template, since the resemblance between the two trucks is obvious. However, where the Navara is available with a […]

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The all-wheel-drive R stands out as the most powerful and the most expensive Golf model. There were rumors that it might be retired (there was no 2020 model) as VW focuses on a number of upcoming electric models. The Spymaster now confirms that a new Golf R will arrive for the 2022 model year. The […]

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