New Kia Rio subcompact debuts at Paris Motor Show

New Kia Rio subcompact debuts at Paris Motor Show

After multiple teases, the next-generation Kia Rio made its global debut at last week's media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show. While the subcompact Kia model isn't a particularly big seller in the U.S., it's part of a segment that's hugely important in the rest of the world. With this latest... read more

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2016 Nissan Versa Note

Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

Nissan is known for its all-electric Leaf, but the Japanese automaker may also begin offering electric cars with gasoline-powered range extenders. Late last year, a report... read more September 7, 2016 by

New Kia Rio

More details, photos of new Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

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2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit priced, unchanged

The 2017 Honda Fit hatchback went on sale in the U.S. last week with only minor changes. Pricing starts at $16,825 (including destination) for a base LX model with a... read more August 23, 2016 by

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage preview

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Chevrolet Beat Activ

Can Chevy Spark Activ 'soft-roader' SUV-like version boost appeal?

Sometimes, all it takes to turn a car into an "SUV" is a little extra body cladding and a slightly higher ride height. Subaru has relied on this formula for years with its... read more June 13, 2016 by

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT quick first drive

The Mitsubishi Mirage small car has been an unexpected sales success. Over the past couple of years, the subcompact Mitsubishi managed to outsell some hybrid models, and... read more May 24, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2017 Chevrolet Sonic updated with CarPlay, new styling

About a year after the smaller Chevy Spark appeared in New York with a complete redesign, its subcompact Sonic sibling is getting a refresh. Debuting at the 2016 New York... read more March 21, 2016 by

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Unveiled At Toronto Auto Show

The North American version of the Mitsubishi Mirage sedan was unveiled Thursday at the 2016 Toronto Auto Show. Mitsubishi executives have discussed bringing a sedan version... read more February 14, 2016 by

Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota C-HR Small SUV To Offer Hybrid; Production Debut At Geneva Show

After multiple showings of various concepts, the production version of the Toyota C-HR crossover will finally debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next month. And the lineup... read more February 12, 2016 by

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: Styling, Trim, Suspension Updates At LA Auto Show

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar skipped the 2016 model year, but it will soon return with a handful of updates. Unveiled last week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017... read more November 23, 2015 by

Scion C-HR Concept, 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Scion C-HR Concept: Live Photos From Los Angeles Auto Show

With its iA subcompact sedan and iM compact hatchback launched, Scion is now starting to reap the benefits of its first mainstream new models in several years. But there's a... read more November 18, 2015 by

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Limited Grille

Hyundai 'AE' Hybrid To Beat 2016 Prius On MPG? Detroit Debut On Tap

While we don't yet know the model name, we do know Hyundai is expected to launch its first dedicated hybrid vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show in January. That car--codenamed... read more November 11, 2015 by

2016 Scion iA, upstate New York, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: Gas Mileage Review Of High-MPG Subcompact Sedan

Gas-mileage ratings are rising every year in virtually every vehicle segment, but most buyers expect smaller cars to deliver the highest numbers of all. That's true, to a... read more October 20, 2015 by

Toyota C-HR Concept (2nd version), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Toyota Shows Second Concept For Subcompact Crossover At Frankfurt; Hybrid Model Expected

With sales of small crossover utility vehicles growing, not just in North America but around the world, two of the world's three largest automakers still don't have entries... read more September 15, 2015 by

2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit Recall: Concern Over Potential Stalling

Honda will recall around 18,000 of its new Fit hatchbacks due to concern about the potential for stalling. The problem is associated with the affected cars' plug top ignition... read more September 4, 2015 by


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