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 |  Feb 22 2013, 9:04 AM


Reading car reviews and comparisons is great, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could just ask an automotive expert what new car to buy? Now you can.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 7:30 AM

Perhaps the perfect combination of fast and frugal, Volkswagen has unveiled its all-new Golf GTD model today ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 7:03 AM

The latest addition to the Audi lineup is based on the brand’s new A3 hatchback and delivers solid performance as well as exceptional fuel economy thanks to a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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 |  Feb 04 2013, 7:08 AM

As impressive a hot hatch as the Focus ST is, Ford is planning something much more amazing with new reports that the Focus RS will make a comeback.

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 |  Jan 28 2013, 7:19 AM

The Volkswagen GTI just got a stylish new rival in the hot hatch segment… from Kia.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 1:36 PM

Nissan debuted its 2014 Versa Note today during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show as a less expensive, more styling and better-equipped solution to the sub-compact hatchback question.

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 |  Jan 15 2013, 8:10 AM

Nissan’s bargain-bin sub-compact hatchback gets a series of improvements for the 2014 model year including segment-exclusive technology.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 7:24 AM

It certainly won’t be grabbing headlines like the twincharged GT 86, but a turbocharged Yaris unveiled today at the Tokyo Auto Salon is a more realistic look at future product.

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 |  Jan 07 2013, 7:08 AM

When Nissan unveiled its next-generation Versa sedan in 2012, oddly, the hatchback version carried on unchanged. That, however, will all change next week at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 7:31 AM

As MINI prepares to debut its John Cooper Works (JCW) GP model at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the British automaker has all but confirmed that the high-performance model will come in hatchback form only.

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 |  Nov 13 2012, 6:15 PM

Two exciting MINI models will be making their U.S. debut at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show later this month. 

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 6:48 AM

Toyota will soon add another model to its North America lineup, based on the Mazda2 sub-compact.

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 |  Nov 05 2012, 8:56 AM

Sales of Honda’s sub-compact Fit will more than triple once a new model arrives for 2014 says company president Takanobu Ito.

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 |  Oct 17 2012, 8:21 PM

Looking like a project car that should be heading to the 2012 SEMA Show, Hyundai has unveiled its Veloster Street Concept out at the 2012 Australian Motor Show.

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 |  Oct 14 2012, 9:01 AM

Those still debating whether or not to get their hands on the Volvo C30 Polestar Edition should probably stop hesitating. The Swedish automaker is pulling the plug on that special edition and the rest of the C30 lineup at the end of the year.

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 |  Oct 11 2012, 7:32 AM

Volkswagen may have pretty much invented the sub-compact car segment in North America, and yet the brand has shown very little interest in bringing its current small car to America. That will become a serious shame next year when the German auto giant unveils a hopped-up “R” badged version of its popular hatchback.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 6:53 AM

With stylish, understated execution, the 2013 Audi S3 sport hatch s yet another car from Audi sitting on the floor during the 2012 Paris Motor Show that you can’t have.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 5:26 AM

As a part of the ever evolving language of the Internet, if you’re writing in all caps, you’re screaming. That’s what MINI appears to be doing with its new JCW GP model; and rightly so.

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 |  Sep 19 2012, 6:39 AM

Inspired by the original Volvo Cross Country model, the V70, the Swedish automaker has announced a new iteration of its newest V40 model.

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 |  Sep 17 2012, 10:01 AM

The Mazda 3 may have been the first car in the Japanese automaker’s lineup to receive SkyActiv technology but the use of the brand’s all-new engine is just a stop-gap measure until this.

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 5:32 PM

Despite not being scheduled for sale as a North American model until 2014, the seventh generation Volkswagen Golf was officially revealed in Berlin today.

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 |  Sep 04 2012, 1:58 PM

Despite not actually releasing any new facts, a swath of photos revealing the 2014 Volkswagen Golf just leaked to show the car inside and out.

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 |  Aug 27 2012, 8:31 AM

With a focus on its core products, Mazda is examining the possibility of adding diesel powertrains to numerous high-volume models in the US while dropping some low-volume sellers entirely.

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 |  Aug 24 2012, 4:03 PM

Tires can make all the difference when it comes to performance, which is why Hyundai will offer a summer tire option on it’s compact Veloster.

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