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Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats

Filed under: Recalls, Mini, Hatchback The new Mini Cooper Hardtop only recently reached the market, but already BMW is having to recall a limited number of the hatchbacks. Continue reading Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 [...]

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Report: Kiwi seniors accidentally lock themselves in Mazda3 for 13 hours, nearly die

Filed under: Budget, Etc., Safety, Hatchback, Mazda It’s an over-played trope that senior citizens are bad with technology. Its regular use as a comedic device, though, overshadows a more dire circumstance that comes when elderly citizens are paired with gizmos and gadgets they don’t fully understand. A couple from New Zealand spent the night in [...]

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Official: Autoweek dubs GMC Canyon, VW GTI its 2015 ‘Best of the Best’

Filed under: Performance, Truck, Hatchback, GMC, Volkswagen, Off-Road For kids around the globe, tis the season for Santa, reindeer and presents. For the automotive industry, the last quarter of each year is reserved for awards, whether they come from Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Automobile, or yes, Autoblog. The latest to get released comes from [...]

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Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES

Filed under: Concept Cars, CES, Technology, Hatchback, BMW, Electric, Smartphone Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they’re great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such [...]

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Official: Citroen reveals updated C4 hatchback

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Hatchback, Citroën Everyone wants a slice of the pie that’s mostly eaten up by the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. That includes Citroën, of course, which competes in the segment with the C4. Based on the same underpinnings as the Peugeot 308, the C4 was introduced back in [...]

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Official: Audi RS3 Sportback is the hottest hatch

Filed under: Performance, Hatchback, Audi Fans of compact, European vehicles that mix luxury and performance should be in paradise right now. There’s already the 320-horsepower M235i from BMW and the 355-hp CLA45 AMG (or A45 elsewhere) from Mercedes-Benz, but you can now add one more to the list. Meet the Audi RS3 Sportback, which boasts [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 12.11.14

Filed under: Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Jeep Long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee update Our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee is a staff favorite, with thousands upon thousands of miles being happily added to the little SUV’s odometer over the past few months. Most recently, editors Ewing and McGraw took the Jeep to northern Michigan to see the fall [...]

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Official: Hyundai spices up Euro lineup with i20 Coupe, i30 Turbo, revised i40

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Hatchback, Hyundai Hyundai’s model line in North America is made up of nameplates like Accent, Elantra and Sonata, but across the pond in Europe, the Korean automaker takes an alphanumeric approach. And it’s just revealed a whole slate of new models. Arguably the most enticing of the fresh batch of [...]

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Report: Volkswagen rules out more potent Polo R

Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen may be planning ever more powerful versions of its Golf, but don’t expect that lust for power to trickle down to the smaller Polo anytime soon as the German automaker has reportedly ruled out the prospect of making a Polo R. This according to Autovisie, the automotive section [...]

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Official: Top Gear names BMW i8 Car of the Year, Corvette, Ferrari, Mercedes also win big

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Budget, Hybrid, Performance, Wagon, Hatchback, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Volkswagen, Ferrari, Renault, Citroën, UK, Luxury The lads at Top Gear have released their listing of the finest cars of the past year, handing the ultimate honor to BMW’s revolutionary i8 plug-in-hybrid supercar. “The i8 is a milestone in the annals of [...]

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Report: James Bond to drive Fiat 500 in next film

Filed under: Hatchback, Celebrities, Fiat, TV/Movies After the return of James Bond’s classic Aston Martin DB5 for some scenes in SkyFall, the spy with a license to kill is reportedly hopping into something much more mainstream for his next film. The upcoming Bond movie allegedly features a car chase through Rome in a Fiat 500, [...]

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Report: Nissan battery breakthrough to double Leaf EV range within a few years

Filed under: Japan, Technology, Hatchback, Nissan, Electric, Emissions The Tesla Model S might be the headline-grabber of the electric vehicle world, but the Nissan Leaf is the segment’s secret star. With over 130,000 sold worldwide since its introduction and record US sales in 2014, the little hatchback has helped its parents at the Renault-Nissan Alliance [...]

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