Kia Preparing Five Specially Modified Souls for SEMA

Kia Preparing Five Specially Modified Souls for SEMA
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It seems like everyone’s getting in on the SEMA action; even Kia is participating in the show. The automaker will reveal five specially modified Souls at the Las Vegas event. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 8 – Comparing the Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent and Mazda2

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Ask AutoGuide No. 8 – Comparing the Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent and Mazda2
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It’s Friday and another work week is slowly…  drawing… to… a… close. Like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic musical CATS, this string of five days feels like it’s never going to end. At least people aren’t prancing around the AutoGuide offices in leotards and leg warmers. Meow! Continue Reading...

2014 Nissan Versa Hatchback to Bow at Detroit Auto Show

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2014 Nissan Versa Hatchback to Bow at Detroit Auto Show
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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. Continue Reading...

No Polo for US, But VW Prepared Says Exec

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No Polo for US, But VW Prepared Says Exec
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Hoping that the compact Volkswagen Polo will head to the United States anytime soon? Don’t hold your breath, as the German automaker is focusing on its Jetta and Golf models and has no immediate plans to bring a Polo to the American market. But it is ready should market demand change says Volkswagen’s VP of… Continue Reading...

2013 Chevrolet Spark Pricing Announced at $12,995

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Details about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark have been revealed today, including its price range. Chevy is looking to simplify the car buying process by having three trim levels for its well-equipped subcompact. Chevrolet calls the 2013 Spark a “sporty, fuel-efficient, four-passenger, five-door hatch” that apparently offers more passenger and cargo space than other mini cars such… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Volkswagen‘s Up! continued the trend from the past four years of small cars winning the World Car of the Year Award at the New York Auto Show today. “Our goal was always to make something small great,” a Volkswagen executive said on stage. To garner the award, the Up! beat both the volume-selling and luxurious… Continue Reading...

Sub-Compact and Compact Sales Growing in US

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Sub-Compact and Compact Sales Growing in US
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It might not make sense to trade your gas guzzler in for a more fuel-efficient car, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping people.  Sub-compact and compact car sales are spiking this year, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It seems that both segments are growing, but the smaller sibling is winning out among American… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Gets Top Safety Ratings

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Gets Top Safety Ratings
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The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is besting the competition for safety ratings, for now. The little sub-compact Sonic scored a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to beat out the Ford Fiesta, which only scored four out of five. Safety isn’t the only thing we’re pleased to say makes the Sonic great, it’s a… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Yaris Spied Testing in Canada [Exclusive]

2012 Toyota Yaris Spied Testing in Canada [Exclusive]
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Toyota is expected to debut an all-new Yaris later this year with the hopes of climbing back to the top of the sub-compact sales charts. To do that, the Japanese automaker will need to offer plenty, with current rivals delivering style, high-tech options and plenty of interior space at a reasonable price. We can’t confirm… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Bringing Mazda2 Sub-Compact to North America

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Report: Mazda Bringing Mazda2 Sub-Compact to North America
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Mazda has just announced that it will bring the Mazda2 model to market in North America late next year, to compete in the growing sub-compact market alongside models like the Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit and Ford’s upcoming Fiesta. “You’ve asked us for it for a while now, and we’ve been studying the market… Continue Reading...