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New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show next month

New Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show next month

Subcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio during next month's media days at the Paris Motor Show is worthy of note, even if some U.S. drivers and dealers yawn. The new... read more

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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


 
2016 Scion iA drive event, Philadelphia area, Sept 2015

2016 Scion iA: First Drive Of 37-MPG Subcompact Sedan

The 2016 Scion iA is a four-door subcompact sedan that's Scion's first new vehicle since the ill-fated and now departed iQ minicar. One of two new vehicles for what tends to... read more September 3, 2015 by


 
Honda BR-V prototype, 2015 Indonesian Auto Show

Honda BR-V: Smallest SUV Yet, But Not For North America: Forbidden Fruit

The Honda Pilot is the Japanese carmaker's largest crossover, and the only one currently sold in the U.S. with seven seats. But Honda recently unveiled something with a same... read more August 27, 2015 by


 
2014 Toyota Prius C

Cheap & Thrifty: Toyota Prius C Vs Mitsubishi Mirage Compared

Which is the better small-car option: a hybrid, or a very fuel-efficient conventional car? The best candidate to represent the non-hybrid side of that debate is the... read more August 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3 Small Crossover Price Starts At $20,000

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 small crossover will start at $20,840 when it goes on sale in the U.S. this fall. That price (which includes the $880 destination charge) buys a base... read more July 17, 2015 by


 
2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are... read more July 12, 2015 by


 

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