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Smart runs a Forfour out of town on rails

Filed under: Green, Videos, smart, Hatchback Think your car handles like its on rails? This one actually does. Smart and British train-builder Interfleet converted a Forfour into a tiny locomotive, shot this video, then converted it back again. Continue reading Smart runs a Forfour out of town on rails Smart runs a Forfour out of [...]

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2016 Scion iM First Drive

Filed under: Scion, First Drives, Hatchback, Budget The 2016 iM is a more mainstream offering than any Scion before it. But as we find out during a test in California, that’s definitely not a bad thing. Continue reading 2016 Scion iM First Drive 2016 Scion iM First Drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 29 [...]

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Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in 2018

Filed under: Bugatti, Volkswagen, China, Crossover, Hatchback, Sedan, Budget, Performance, Supercars Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says that VW will offer a range of budget cars in China and perhaps in other markets in 2018. Continue reading Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in 2018 Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in [...]

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Scion xB won’t live past 2015

Filed under: Scion, United States, Hatchback, Budget Scion finally puts a date to the demise of the xB, brand president Doug Murtha saying it will leave the lineup at the end of this year. Continue reading Scion xB won’t live past 2015 Scion xB won’t live past 2015 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 28 [...]

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Mercedes A-Class refresh includes crown-stealing 381-hp A45 AMG

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Hatchback, Luxury, Performance Mercedes introduces its updated A-Class line that includes a new hot-hatch king, the AMG-prepped A45 4Matic, with 381 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Continue reading Mercedes A-Class refresh includes crown-stealing 381-hp A45 AMG Mercedes A-Class refresh includes crown-stealing 381-hp A45 AMG originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 27 [...]

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On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Nissan, Hatchback, Racing We show what it’s like to drive a tiny racecar at Mont-Tremblant, one of Canada’s most beautiful circuits. Continue reading On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant On Location: 2015 Nissan Micra Cup racecar at Mont-Tremblant originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:00:00 [...]

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Chevy ramps up development of Bolt EV

Filed under: Green, Spy Photos, Videos, Chevrolet, Hatchback, Electric Chevy confirmed Wednesday that it is testing more than 50 prototypes as it prepares to launch the Bolt electric vehicle in 2017. Continue reading Chevy ramps up development of Bolt EV Chevy ramps up development of Bolt EV originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Jun [...]

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Honda CR-Z will run Pikes Peak with full-EV power

Filed under: Green, Motorsports, Honda, Green Culture, Hatchback, Electric, Racing Honda is hitting the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in this experimental CR-Z with an electric powertrain driving and steering all four wheels up the twisting mountain route. Continue reading Honda CR-Z will run Pikes Peak with full-EV power Honda CR-Z will run Pikes [...]

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Renault debuts Sandero RS, Duster Oroch in Argentina

Filed under: Renault, South America, Hatchback, SUV, Truck, Budget, Performance Renault is revealing two new and refreshingly basic models at the Buenos Aires Motor Show: a pickup version of the Dacia Duster and a little pocket rocket. Continue reading Renault debuts Sandero RS, Duster Oroch in Argentina Renault debuts Sandero RS, Duster Oroch in Argentina [...]

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GM replacing passenger airbags in over 243,000 Pontiac Vibes

Filed under: Recalls, Pontiac, Safety, Hatchback Over 243,000 additional examples of the 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibes are in need of passenger-side airbag replacements in connection with the Takata recalls. Continue reading GM replacing passenger airbags in over 243,000 Pontiac Vibes GM replacing passenger airbags in over 243,000 Pontiac Vibes originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 20 [...]

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Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid launches in Japan

Filed under: Green, Subaru, Japan, Hatchback, Hybrid The Subaru Impreza is getting a hybrid variant in Japan on July 10. However, it’s remaining exclusive to that market for the foreseeable future. Continue reading Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid launches in Japan Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid launches in Japan originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Jun [...]

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Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs 270 hp

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows, Peugeot, Europe, Hatchback, Performance Peugeot Sport upgrades the Golf-sized 308 hatchback to GTi spec, ready to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and take on Europe’s finest with as much as 270 horsepower on tap. Continue reading Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs 270 hp Peugeot Sport 308 GTi packs [...]

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2015 Honda Civic Type R First Drive [w/video]

Filed under: Honda, Europe, First Drives, Hatchback, Performance We get our hands on the European-spec 2015 Honda Civic Type R. It’s not coming to America as-is, but the engineering found here will soon form the basis of a Type R that’s headed our way. Get excited. Continue reading 2015 Honda Civic Type R First Drive [...]

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Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show

Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Infiniti, Europe, Germany, Hatchback, Luxury The production Infiniti Q30 hatchback will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and will be on sale in Europe before the end of the year. Continue reading Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show Infiniti Q30 will debut at Frankfurt Motor Show [...]

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Mini teases new Clubman

Filed under: MINI, Hatchback, Wagon Mini provides a sneak peek at the upcoming new Clubman wagon, expected to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a more conventional door setup than its predecessor. Continue reading Mini teases new Clubman Mini teases new Clubman originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:45:00 EST. Please [...]

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