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Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept is an even hotter hatch

Filed under: Concept Cars, Performance, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Beijing Motor Show Several years ago, Volkswagen showed up at the annual Wörthersee expo with what could only be described as a concept worthy of pants-wetting excitement – at least, for hot hatch enthusiasts like me. What VW had done was shoehorn its twin-turbocarged, 6.0-liter W12 engine behind [...]

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2015 Mini Cooper S does best gymkhana impersonation in Malaysia

Filed under: Performance, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Hatchback, Mini Mini Malaysia wants you – at least those of you in Southeast Asia – to know that the new Mini has a riptide of adrenaline and sharp teeth underneath its larger, more ergonomically efficient exterior. To make the point it enlisted the aid of Putrajaya roads, local agency [...]

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2015 Audi RS7 Dynamic Edition is a pretty car for a pretty penny

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Performance, Hatchback, Audi, Luxury Making its world debut at the New York Auto Show, and commanding a $40,250 premium over the base RS7, is Audi’s new 2015 RS7 Dynamic Edition that arrives with an MSRP of $146,045 (including destination and delivery). The range-topping hatchback is designed to showcase Audi’s [...]

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2015 Mazda2 spotted on the road

Filed under: Spy Photos, Budget, Hatchback, Mazda When Mazda unveiled the Hazumi Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, our excitement for the next Mazda2 increased considerably. The Hazumi looks to retain much of the driving character that makes the current 2 one of the very best cars in its segment while infusing it with [...]

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Chevy Spark gets a new face

Filed under: Spy Photos, Hatchback, Chevrolet While it may be a tad too small for some buyers, Chevrolet seems to be quite happy with the sales of its Spark microcar. In its first 12 months of sales in the US, the little guy actually posted numbers 35-percent higher than the Bowtie had anticipated. However, the [...]

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GM repairing 40,500 Pontiac Vibes as part of Toyota airbag recall

Filed under: Recalls, Hatchback, Pontiac General Motors has confirmed to Autoblog that the Pontiac Vibe is included in Toyota’s just-announced recall action. The Vibe and the Toyota Matrix share a large number of parts, including the affected cable to the airbag. “About 40,500 Pontiac Vibes from the 2009-2010 model years are included in the Toyota [...]

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2015 Honda Fit

Filed under: Budget, Hatchback, Honda, First Drives The last time we left our subcompact hero, the plucky Honda Fit was getting a bit long in the tooth. But the second-generation model was still holding its own rather well, and for the enthusiast on a tight budget who wanted it all, it remained the car of [...]

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Fiat updates 500 with new display, automatic transmission for turbo models

Filed under: Convertible, Budget, Performance, Technology, Hatchback, Fiat Just last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Fiat announced some updates for the European-spec 500, including a new dashboard display. Now it’s announced that the same updates are being applied to the US-spec model. Similar (if not identical) to the display in the 500E, the conventionally [...]

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2014 Audi A7 TDI

Filed under: Hatchback, Audi, Diesel, Luxury, Quick Spins If you’re a frequent reader of car reviews (my money says you are), you’ve no doubt come across prose about how a car “checks all the right boxes.” It’s a common phrase – I’m guilty of using it myself. And I’m about to use it again. You [...]

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