Hatchbacks

 
2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

2018 Kia Soul EV gets bigger battery, range boost from 93 to 111 miles

Updates to conventional cars come in a predictable pattern. Once a new model is launched, it gets only minor tweaks to features, prices, and paint colors for two or three years. Then in the third or fourth year, it gets what the industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh": some updated sheetmetal, perhaps... read more

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First 2018 Nissan Leaf produced at assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, Dec 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf electric car now rolling off lines in Tennessee

The 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car will start to appear at Nissan dealers in January, the company said Monday. That availability came in an announcement that the... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: further thoughts on 50 mpg after 1,200 miles

We've now spent more than 1,200 miles in a variety of Hyundai Ioniqs, but the bulk of them were covered in the conventional hybrid version of the five-door compact hatchback... read more November 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: weekend drive report and range test

The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai Ioniq

Finalist for Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018: Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai is known in the auto industry as an aggressive and very capable competitor, and the world's largest makers watch it closely and take it very seriously. The company... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV: minimal changes, same range and price

With sales of the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car rising every month, shoppers are inevitably curious about any changes to the Bolt for the 2018 model year, its second. Now... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf vs Chevrolet Bolt EV: new electric cars compared

The 2017 Chevy Bolt EV went on sale last December, but only became available nationwide in August. Meanwhile, electric-car shoppers waited eagerly for details of the 2018... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 VW e-Golf lease can cost more than longer-range Chevy Bolt EV

Model years can be confusing: the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car just went on sale this month, at a time when some other makers have already rolled out 2018 models. The... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, 125-mile electric car, starts at $31,315

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car gets a number of notable updates this year, including considerably increased range and a more powerful electric motor. Unveiled at the... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA small electric hatchback debuts in Frankfurt

Following various teaser images, the Mercedes-Benz EQA concept for a compact all-electric hatchback made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It's a preview... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf: does it pioneer the 'mid-range' electric car?

With the 2018 Nissan Leaf due to arrive at U.S. dealers in four or five months, next year is shaping up to be a very interesting test of what buyers want in battery-electric... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQ A Concept

Latest image shows shape of Mercedes EQA compact electric car for Frankfurt show

German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz has released another teaser photo of the electric-car concept it will reveal next week at the Frankfurt auto show. That vehicle will be the... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nine things you should know about the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car

The simulcasted global events are over, the cars have been driven back out of the arenas, and electric-car fans are evaluating the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that was unveiled to... read more September 6, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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