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New Nissan Pulsar Compact Hatch Rivals VW Golf, But No U.S. Sales Planned

New Nissan Pulsar Compact Hatch Rivals VW Golf, But No U.S. Sales Planned

Back in the 1980s, Nissan attached the name Pulsar NX to an unusual compact coupe that could be converted into a hatchback with removable panels. Now, Nissan is using the Pulsar name for a car that's a little less unconventional. The new Nissan Pulsar is a compact hatchback intended to steal sales... read more

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2014 Nissan Versa Note

2014 Nissan Versa Note: 2013 Detroit Auto Show First Photos

At the Detroit Auto Show—a day prior to a press conference revealing full details—Nissan took the wraps off the new-generation version of its low-cost Versa... read more January 14, 2013 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Matrix

2013 Toyota Matrix Compact Hatchback To Be Last Of The Line?

The 2013 Toyota Matrix five-door compact hatchback has always been the Toyota that gets ignored. Now comes word that it may, in fact, leave the market altogether when the... read more December 17, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, upstate New York, Dec 2012

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

Every auto journalist has biases; ours is a predisposition to Subarus, of which we've owned four. So we were eager to test the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, a new model this... read more December 5, 2012 by  11


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark

Green Car Reports 2013 Best Car To Buy Nominee: Chevy Spark

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark misses being the shortest car ever sold as a Chevy in the U.S. by just an inch or two. But the five-door hatchback is by far the most modern minicar... read more December 3, 2012 by  9


 
2014 Ford Fiesta: EcoBoost (European version)

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Prototype: First Drive

Three-cylinder cars are increasing common in Europe, but aside from the Smart ForTwo, they’re a rarity in the U.S. That’ll change next fall, when the 2014 Ford... read more December 3, 2012 by  9


 
2014 Ford Fiesta

2014 Ford Fiesta Updates: Styling, Interior, MyFordTouch, And EcoBoost

Along with the new, ultra-fuel-efficient 2014 Ford Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, Ford's subcompact gets a number of other changes for the 2014... read more November 26, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the first plug-in hybrid from Ford to hit the road, and the company sold 144 of them in October even before letting journalists drive the car... read more November 19, 2012 by  46


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2012 Toyota Prius C: Real-World Gas Mileage Test

With the 2012 Toyota Prius hybrid family now comprising four members, the subcompact Prius C hatchback is the one least like its siblings. It's smaller, with a smaller engine... read more November 12, 2012 by  8


 
Supercharged Honda CR-Z concept, 2012 SEMA show

Honda Presents Supercharged CR-Z Hybrid Hatch At SEMA Show

There’s been talk of a more powerful Honda CR-Z in the works ever since the hybrid ‘hot’ hatch was first launched. This was mostly because the CR-Z, which... read more October 31, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Quick Gas-Mileage Test

Gas mileage in hybrid vehicles can be a tricky thing. Depending on how they're designed--and at what speeds their electric motors kick in--their efficiency can vary... read more October 22, 2012 by  23


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid: Is It An Electric Car, Or Not?

The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid is the second best-selling plug-in electric car in the U.S. today. It outsells the Nissan Leaf and is bested only by the Chevrolet Volt... read more October 16, 2012 by  145


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf Preview: Lighter, Larger, More Efficient

The new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was unveiled early last month in Berlin, but more models were added to the lineup at last week's Paris Auto Show. And while... read more October 3, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Honda CR-Z (European spec)

2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Updates: Paris Auto Show Preview

Today seems to be the day when Paris Motor Show previews are coming thick and fast. Honda announced today that it will show an updated 2013 CR-Z two-seat hybrid hatchback at... read more September 14, 2012 by  4


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: First Drive

The verdict is in: At last, the fabled Toyota Prius hybrid has a viable competitor. If you're in the market for a five-door hybrid hatchback with very high fuel economy--an... read more September 7, 2012 by  36


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

2013 Chevrolet Spark: First Drive

Yeah, we drove the pink one. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark, the first Chevrolet minicar in many, many years, comes in a remarkable array of pastel colors, including one called... read more August 22, 2012 by  20


 
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