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Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

Chevy Bolt EV not on shared architecture, but platform name secret, GM says

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV had a fast and unusual development process. General Motors partnered closely with Korean electronics firm LG, whose LG Chem subsidiary provided its lithium-ion battery cells. Other LG units contributed both electric and electronic components and now act as contract... read more

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2012 Lexus RX 450h

Every 2014 And 2015 Hybrid Car In The U.S.: Ultimate Guide

Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were just four hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. One was the first-generation Toyota Prius. The original Honda Insight was still... read more August 25, 2014 by

2014 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most... read more April 8, 2014 by

2014 MINI Cooper S

BMW Plans Slimmed-Down Range For Next-Gen MINI Models

The third-generation MINI has only just been launched, but that hasn't stopped parent company BMW commenting on what the next generation might hold. Details of the models... read more February 11, 2014 by

Volkswagen Beetle Celebrates Its 65th Year In The U.S.

VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years In U.S. (With A Few Missing)

Raise a glass to the simple, classic, iconic Volkswagen Beetle, which is celebrating its 65th year in the United States. Well, almost. The first Beetle to reach U.S. shores... read more February 3, 2014 by

Kia Soul EV camouflaged prototype

2015 Kia Soul EV: Target Range Of 120 Miles, More Details

Kia is getting the (hamster) ball rolling on its first globally-marketed electric car. The 2015 Kia Soul EV will be the first electric car made by Kia to be marketed outside... read more November 12, 2013 by

MINI Vision concept car

Next MINI Could Get 10 Variants, Plug-In Hybrid Option

The next-generation of BMW's MINI subcompact could spawn as many as ten different variants following its arrival next year. In an interview with Automotive News, BMW's board... read more October 21, 2013 by

2013 Kia Soul  -  rated POOR in IIHS small overlap frontal impact test

Which 2013 Small Cars Are IIHS Top Safety Picks?

It's not hard to see why small cars have increased in popularity over the last decade or so. Always popular among some buyers for their gas-saving abilities, today's small... read more August 8, 2013 by 2

2013 MINI Clubvan

The Missing MINI Model: Clubvan Withdrawn After Just 50 Sales

We've always liked small vans, especially those derived from wagons--as rare as wagons are these days. But it turns out that the latest small van--the 2013 MINI Clubvan--both... read more July 17, 2013 by 4

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul Revealed At NY Auto Show, Live Photos

It might not look too different from the old model, but the car you're looking at here is the new 2014 Kia Soul. The Sould might have dropped a few MPG in Kia and Hyundai's... read more March 27, 2013 by 0

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage (UK specification)

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Brief Drive Of NY Auto Show Debut

Yes, the green paintwork was a deliberate choice. Not that the Mitsubishi Mirage, widely expected to be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next week, isn't available in any... read more March 21, 2013 by 6

2014 Fiat 500L

More Fiats On The Way: Moving Beyond 500 To Bigger Cars?

Fiat is best known for its small cars. Not just in the U.S, where the diminutive Fiat 500, the 500 Abarth, and larger 500L are its only offerings, but in its home markets in... read more February 14, 2013 by 1

2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman, 2012 LA Auto Show Live Shots

2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman: LA Auto Show Live Photos

We're into the second day of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and the launches are still rolling in. MINI has launched the Paceman in L.A, and we can now bring you live images... read more November 29, 2012 by 0

2014 Fiat 500L

2014 Fiat 500L: Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

Our second Fiat of the day isn't quite as compact, and with regular gasoline engines it isn't as green, but it could be significantly more important for Fiat in the U.S. The... read more November 28, 2012 by 1

1951 Crosley Wagon [photo by Chequered Flag International]

Green Cars Of The Past: 1951 Crosley Wagon

Being an antique auto historian and appraiser is the greatest job I've ever had. I get to drive all sorts of cars that I've admired from afar, but never actually had a chance... read more November 19, 2012 by 4

2013 Fiat 500

Do Americans Finally Love Small Cars? Sales Data Says Yes

America has never been too fond of small cars. Big spaces and cheap gas has always encouraged larger vehicles, but a lack of genuinely talented small cars to choose from has... read more October 4, 2012 by 1


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