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Ford abandoned plans to bring the Focus Active to America, but the company hasn’t given up on crossover-inspired wagons.

That’s clear today as spy photographers snapped an interesting prototype which has been tentatively dubbed the Fusion / Mondeo Active.

While the model is heavily disguised, it features a stylish grille with a three-dimensional mesh-like pattern. On either side are slender LED lighting units, which are presumably daytime running lights and turn signals.

Also Read: New Ford Fusion / Mondeo Prototype Spied As Crossover-Inspired Wagon

The bold design continues further back as there’s sleek bodywork and flush-mounted door handles. We can also see a rakish windscreen which flows into a sloping roof that continues all the way to the rear end. This gives the model a sportback-like appearance and it was presumably done to appease wagon hating Americans.

Elsewhere, we can see large wheels and a generous amount of ground clearance. The prototype also sports roof rails and eye-catching red brake calipers.

The cabin is barely visible in the spy photos, but a revealing image surfaced last month showing a nearly full-width screen. It will likely be broken up into three different sections including a digital instrument cluster, an infotainment system and an entertainment screen for the front passenger.  Putting that aside, there were also minimalist air vents and what appeared to be a rotary shifter.

Ford has been tight-lipped about the upcoming model, but previous reports have suggested it could be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. There have also been rumors about a plug-in hybrid variant, but we’ll likely learn more later this year.

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Mark you calendars, because what promises to be the most powerful production Cadillac ever is set to be revealed in less than a month’s time.

Last April, Cadillac confirmed that it would launch the Blackwing versions of its CT4-V and CT5-V. Now, according to Cadillac Society, who cites sources familiar with the matter, the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will debut on February 1.

Although the CT4-V and CT5-V were launched in 2019, they are the tamer, more approachable sporty sedans. Like Audi’s S models, or, say, BMW’s M340i, the V-Series are an entry point in the sporty sedan lineup. The Blackwings, meanwhile, are more akin to Audi‘s RSs or BMW’s full-blown M cars.

Read Also: Cadillac Is Making The CT4/5-V Blackwings’ Manual Tougher And Quieter

Cadillac has revealed that the Blackwings will get magnesium wheels, carbon-fiber sports seats and 6-speed manual transmissions, but little more has been officially shared.

Reports suggest that the CT4-V Blackwing will make use of GM’s twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6. That’s the same engine used by its predecessor, the ATS-V, in which it made 464 hp and 445 lb-ft. The CT5-V Blackwing, meanwhile, will reportedly get a supercharged LT4 6.2-liter V8. Again, that’s the same mill its spiritual predecessor, the CTS-V, used. In that case, the engine made 640 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque.

The engine has other homes, though. Specifically, in the Chevrolet Camaro, where it makes 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and is paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic.

The Blackwings, apparently, won’t be sold in Australia or China.

The Sentry Mode of the Tesla Model 3 is one of its most useful features and as it turns out, not even snow can stop it from working.

Sentry Mode uses the Model 3’s exterior cameras to monitor what is going on around the car when it is parked. If the system detects something suspicious, it will start recording. While the side cameras and rear camera are quite well protected from the elements, the front-facing camera at the top of the windshield could easily be covered by snow – and, wouldn’t you know it, Tesla has already thought of that.

Watch Also: Tesla Model 3’s Sentry Mode Captures Two Men Keying Car

Images recently shared by owners online reveal that the camera unit is able to heat up to melt snow that may be blocking its view. More specifically, The Drive, who published photos from Model 3 owner Jon Herrity, writes that there are defrosting lines in front of the camera unit that work like the ones you’ll find on rear windows.

It appears as though the system is always enabled, just in case an owner wants to use Smart Summon and drive the car remotely through their smartphone.

Since Tesla rolled out its Sentry Mode function, heaps of videos have surfaced online of people breaking into Model 3s or intentionally damaging them. In fact, we’ve shared more than a couple of videos that show individuals keying the sides of Teslas while unknowingly being filmed by the exterior cameras.