As Mercedes enjoys a first crack at the burgeoning front-wheel drive German luxury segment, BMW is readying its own product salvo that will include the brand’s first front-wheel drive crossover: the Active Tourer. Continue Reading...
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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...
Last year, Toyota and Mazda announced a plan that would see the sub-compact Mazda2 shared between the automakers. Continue Reading...
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...
As Mitsubishi ponders a new sedan and SUV for the North American marketplace, in the more immediate future it will announce the return of the Mirage model. Continue Reading...
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...
Despite past reports to the contrary, the xD and xB will live on says new Scion brand boss Doug Murtha. Continue Reading...
Toyota will soon add another model to its North America lineup, based on the Mazda2 sub-compact. Continue Reading...
Sales of Honda’s sub-compact Fit will more than triple once a new model arrives for 2014 says company president Takanobu Ito. Continue Reading...
Whether due to rising gas prices or changing trends by consumers, small cars are increasingly becoming a big deal across America. In fact, sales of compact and sub-compact vehicles are poised to make up the largest segment of total auto industry sales since 1993. Continue Reading...
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...
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‘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...
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...
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...
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...
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...