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2018 Honda Fit: new safety features, style update, Sport model added

2018 Honda Fit: new safety features, style update, Sport model added

Honda's smallest of vehicles—the Fit hatchback—has received some incremental updates for the new model year. The 2018 Honda Fit now has updated styling, additional safety features, and a new Sport model to add to the little hatch's variants. While not a drastic departure, the 2018 Fit's... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ

2017 Chevy Spark Activ: fake crossover jacks up minicar into SUV wannabe

General Motors insists on calling its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV a crossover utility vehicle. That's despite the fact that its award-winning 238-mile electric car isn't available... read more November 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Nissan Versa Note

2017 Nissan Versa Note gets updates before LA Auto Show

The 2017 Nissan Versa Note subcompact hatchback will appear at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show later this year with minor updates. Introduced to the U.S. as a 2014 model... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2017 Kia Rio (European spec)

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... read more October 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Renault Zoe

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at... read more September 29, 2016 by


 
Leaked image of Nissan Note e-Power hybrid (Japanese market version) published on Liveblog site

Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Renault Zoe electric car

Nissan electric subcompact below Leaf in future electric-car lineup?

The 2011 Nissan Leaf was the first mass-priced modern electric car when it launched in December 2010. Nissan has since sold close to a quarter of a million Leafs, and... read more September 26, 2016 by


 
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

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... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
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

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been an unexpected sales success for its Japanese maker. Its sales have remained strong even as those of other subcompacts and minicars declined in... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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