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It's a B-Car Baby Boom for 2012

It's a B-Car Baby Boom for 2012

If there was one good thing that came out of the gas price spike of 2008 and subsequent fuel economy regulations, it's that it encouraged more automakers to offer B-segment (subcompact) models or to improve their existing offerings in the segment. The 2011 model year brought the U.S. debuts of the... read more

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2011 Mazda Mazda2 at the 2010 New York Auto Show

2011 Mazda2 Is One Cool Little Hatch

After marketing its Japanese-built subcompact Mazda2 five-door front-wheel-drive hatchback to the balance of the road-going world, Mazda has finally brought this small car to... read more September 27, 2010 by 


 
Teaser for Infiniti luxury EV due in 2013

Infiniti Offers First Glimpse Of Electric Vehicle Due In 2013

The growing push towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles is leading the charge for changing consumer perceptions of what defines a luxury car--with size no longer... read more September 24, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Fiesta

Are Hatchbacks Back? Five-Doors Are Two-Thirds of Ford Fiesta Sales

The term "hatchback" has long been considered poison in Detroit, an indicator of a slow, cheap, tinny, undesirable econobox. (And when's the last time you heard "econobox,"... read more September 20, 2010 by  3


 
Leaked 2011 Lexus CT 200h images

2011 Lexus CT 200h Gets 42 MPG EPA-Rated Combined Fuel Economy

Whether it's the rather bland styling or the underwhelming stats, the 2011 Lexus CT 200h hasn't achieved much in creating buzz in the headlines. In fairness, hybrid power... read more September 13, 2010 by  1


 
2008 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell Set For 2010 Paris Auto Show Debut

As reported earlier, Mercedes-Benz will be launching a new all-electric version of its entry-level A-Class model dubbed the A-Class E-Cell. This limited production model is... read more August 27, 2010 by  1


 
Honda Fit Hybrid

Honda Fit Hybrid: First Look

As the European brands chase the benefits of diesel in smaller cars--though they're sticking their toes in the hybrid/electric waters as well--the Japanese automakers... read more August 25, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Lexus CT 200h

2011 Lexus CT 200h Shows Hybrids Can Be Sporty Too

The 2011 Honda CR-Z was meant to be the car that showed hybrids could be sporty as well as green, but sadly, its lowly 122 horsepower and dismal 0-60 times meant it was... read more August 10, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevy Volt: Made Alongside GM's Gas-Guzzling V8s

Think of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and very little seems conventional about it. With a range of 40 miles per charge and a range-extending gasoline engine used to provide extra... read more August 4, 2010 by  12


 
2012 Ford Focus

Report: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Hard Hitter To Join Ford Focus Lineup

Hot hatches. The Europeans love them, we--as a whole--apparently hate them, and consequently miss out on some amazing cars that our cousins across the Atlantic have been... read more July 23, 2010 by 


 
2011 MINI Countryman

Report: Entry-Level MINI Minor And Canyon Off-Roader In The Works

MINI’s ambitious plans to launch a slew of new models shows no signs of slowing. Not only are there new coupe and roadster models planned for the Cooper platform, but a... read more July 20, 2010 by 


 
MINI Clubman S Hybrid prototype spy shots

MINI Clubman S Hybrid Prototype Spied

We’ve already been treated to an all-electric version of the MINI in the form of the MINI E experimental vehicle, which from our initial drive we determined is far from... read more July 8, 2010 by  1


 
2011 Suzuki Swift

First Look At U.S.-Bound 2011 Suzuki Swift

The small-car band wagon is piling high with automakers, including those from Detroit, with vehicles like the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Mazda2, and 2011 Chevrolet Aveo either in... read more June 10, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf spied -- via Nissan-LEAF.net

Spy Shots: Nissan Leaf Caught On The Street

Spy photos have a nasty habit of obscuring as much as they reveal with camouflage, but not so with the Nissan Leaf. Of course, we already know exactly what it's supposed to... read more June 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan unveiled in Russia

2011 Volkswagen Polo Sedan Unveiled, Likely Headed For U.S.

It's been more than a year since Volkswagen confirmed it would sell its Polo subcompact in the U.S. But the company also said it would modify the Polo to make it more... read more June 2, 2010 by  6


 
2011 Toyota Auris Hybrid - European model

So, IS This the Next Toyota Prius Model? Should It Be?

Toyota's plans to expand its Prius hybrid into an entire line of vehicles still aren't completely clear. Rumored new models have included a coupe version and a tall station... read more May 27, 2010 by  7


 
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