Hatchbacks

Preview: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack
Preview: 2010 Suzuki SX4 SportBack

•    What is it? A more powerful and fuel-efficient version of the popular SX4 Crossover •    The basics: Five-door hatchback with punchy four-cylinder •    On sale: Later this year •    Price: $16,000 (est.) Either as a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan, Suzuki's SX4 is...Read More»

Euro-spec Volkswagen Golf TDI - 5/09
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI Priced From $21,990, hits 40 mpg

Back in May our own Bengt Halvorson brought us the first impressions of a European-spec 2010 Golf TDI through American eyes, and now Volkswagen has released pricing information and fuel efficiency figures, helping to complete the picture of what will be on offer this year. Starting at $21,990, the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Agile
GM Brazil Unveils 2010 Chevrolet Agile

General Motors is currently working on a replacement for the aging Chevrolet Aveo but the automaker’s Brazilian division has just released a new compact car that may provide a hint as to what to expect for the North American model due sometime next year. Called the Agile, the latest compact hatch...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
Report: Scion iQ Arriving Early, On Sale By 2010

Toyota's sharp-looking and innovative iQ is already snatching up sales in the UK and Japan, offering an alternative to the somewhat pricier Smart ForTwo in the nascent urban mini-car segment. The Scion-branded version of the car has already been tipped for possible U.S. sale, but today reports are...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring
Hyundai Cuts 2010 Elantra Touring Price By $1,800

With all the talk about the ongoing cash for clunkers program and the cars that are being purchased, a lot of people that might have been in the market for a used car are now looking at more fuel-efficient and inexpensive new cars - with a $4,500 rebate, some new cars aren't much more expensive...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
First Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback

Ever since we first saw Mitsubishi's Concept Sportback at the Frankfurt motor show back in 2005, we've been hoping—along with countless rally-sport enthusiasts—to see a hatchback version of the compact sport sedan come to the U.S. this time around. Well, it's finally (almost) arrived; though...Read More»

2007 Audi A1 Metrosport Concept
Audi A1 To Launch At Frankfurt

It's a busy news day in Germany: first comes word that the Porsche/VW feud is coming to an end, and now we hear that Volkswagen subsidiary, Audi, will debut a production model of its anticipated A1 minicar at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Full production of the A1 is expected to begin in October...Read More»

2008 Fiat 500
Coming To America: Four Versions Of The Fiat 500

It's official: the Fiat 500--Europe's Car of the Year for 2008--is heading to the U.S., and it's bringing three of its cousins along for the ride. At the launch of the Fiat 500C last week, designer Roberto Giolito confirmed that Italy's de facto national automobile will make its American debut in...Read More»

Mugen Honda Civic Type-R Euro Spec
Across The Pond: Mugen Releases 237HP Honda Civic Type-R

  The Honda Civic sold in Europe is a very different beast to the mundane version sold here in the United States, and in some guises is even pitched as a performance model. The car is aggressively styled and comes with a space-age look that really makes it stand out from the crowd. Hot-hatch fans...Read More»

2008 Renault Z.E. Concept
Renault To Preview Production EV at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show

The charge toward full-electric vehicles is proceeding at a snail's pace to the public's eyes, though behind the scenes at many of the world's major automakers, progress is fast and furious. Renault aims to be one of the leaders of this next wave, and will preview a production electric vehicle at...Read More»

2010 Alfa Romeo Milano spy shot (cropped)
Spy Shots: 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano

With Fiat now allied with Chrysler, fans of affordable Italian sheetmetal are pining for the first examples to be offered on American soil in over a decade. One of the first of the cars to make the Fiat-Chrysler transition will be the 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano, which could be re-made into a Chrysler...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Viva
2011 Chevrolet Viva: Aveo Successor Takes On Fiesta

The replacement for the Chevrolet Aveo could be the new compact car GM CEO Fritz Henderson acknowledged in future plans as GM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. That new car may be called the Viva, according to a report from Motor Trend. GM's Henderson said in this morning's press...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Report: 2011 Honda Fit Hybrid On the Way

  Honda is planning an all-out hybrid assault over the next couple of years, with no less than three gasoline-electric vehicles due from the Japanese automaker. Earlier this year we saw the introduction of the new 2010 Insight, which was the first hybrid vehicle developed under Honda’s latest...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI in pits
2010 Volkswagen GTI Preview

Hot hatches have never gone away, but have been in the shadows with all the sporty V-8s and V-6s that have been grabbing headlines. With the panic of gas prices hitting $4 (thankfully back down for now) and the ever deepening recession, buyers have started paying attention to the less expensive...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul, 'A New Way To Roll,' Starts At $13,300

As Scion's edginess ebbs, Kia is moving in for the kill with the five-passenger Soul, on sale now at Kia dealerships across the U.S. The base five-door, five-passenger Soul will begin at $13,300, moving to $14,950 for the Soul+, and $16,950 for both the Soul! and Soul sport. Gr8 model names...Read More»

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