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VW Golf R 400 reportedly green-lit (again)

Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Performance The Volkswagen Golf R 400 is currently under development, according to the company’s powertrain chief, with a Frankfurt debut looking likely. Continue reading VW Golf R 400 reportedly green-lit (again) VW Golf R 400 reportedly green-lit (again) originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:07:00 [...]

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Clemson students show Deep Orange 5 concept at GM headquarters [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, GM, United States, Technology, Hatchback, Concept Cars The students at Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research have unveiled their latest concept car, called Deep Orange 5. This one has help from General Motors and imagines an egg-shaped, connected car for future cities. Continue reading Clemson students show Deep Orange 5 concept [...]

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Suzuki recalls 2 million cars globally

Filed under: Recalls, Chevrolet, Suzuki, Safety, Japan, Hatchback, Sedan, Budget Suzuki is recalling 2 million cars around the world, but the vast majority of the affected models were sold in Japan, and include a number of popular kei cars, as well as Japanese-built Chevy Cruze sedans. Continue reading Suzuki recalls 2 million cars globally Suzuki [...]

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Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw

Filed under: Recalls, MINI, Convertible, Hatchback Mini is recalling 91,800 hatchbacks and convertibles due a potentially malfunctioning sensor that may fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in the event of a crash. Continue reading Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw Mini recalling 92k vehicles over airbag flaw originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, [...]

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Wards names its 2015 10 Best Interiors list

Filed under: BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Crossover, Hatchback, Sedan, Truck Wards Auto has named its best cabins of 2015, ditching last year’s high-dollar vehicles for far more attainable offerings. Continue reading Wards names its 2015 10 Best Interiors list Wards names its 2015 10 Best Interiors list originally appeared [...]

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2016 Fiat 500X [w/videos]

Filed under: Fiat, First Drives, Crossover, Hatchback Fiat has played around the edges of the US market since its return four years ago, but it has more ambitious plans for the 2016 500X. With this curvy crossover, Fiat hopes to capture to mainstream customers and grow the brand in America. Continue reading 2016 Fiat 500X [...]

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Volkswagen Scirocco GTS set for Shanghai reveal

Filed under: Auto Shanghai 2015, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Performance Volkswagen brings back the GTS, slotting into the Scirocco line where the GTI would on the Golf family and set to debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Continue reading Volkswagen Scirocco GTS set for Shanghai reveal Volkswagen Scirocco GTS set for Shanghai reveal originally appeared on [...]

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Chevy Bolt officially keeping name, says marketing boss

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Chevrolet, Hatchback, Electric Despite the similarity to the Volt, Chevrolet’s upcoming EV will definitely be called the Bolt, according to the brand’s marketing boss. The company conducted two studies into the name to make sure this is a good idea. Continue reading Chevy Bolt officially keeping name, says marketing boss Chevy [...]

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2015 Volkswagen GTI: Driving into spring with just one regret [w/video]

Filed under: Volkswagen, Long-Term Garage, Hatchback, Performance We check in with our Carbon Steel 2015 Volkswagen GTI after its first two-and-a-half months in the Autoblog long-term test fleet. Continue reading 2015 Volkswagen GTI: Driving into spring with just one regret [w/video] 2015 Volkswagen GTI: Driving into spring with just one regret [w/video] originally appeared on [...]

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Fiat opens up vintage-style 1957 Edition to 500 Cabrio

Filed under: Fiat, Convertible, Hatchback Fiat extends the vintage-look 1957 Edition introduced on the Cinquecento hatchback over a year ago to the 500 Cabrio, combining retro style with open-air driving. Continue reading Fiat opens up vintage-style 1957 Edition to 500 Cabrio Fiat opens up vintage-style 1957 Edition to 500 Cabrio originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Volkswagen hits Gran Turismo with GTI Supersport concept [w/video]

Filed under: Toys/Games, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Racing Volkswagen follows up on the GTI Roadster concept with a second Vision Gran Turismo design in the form of the new GTI Supersport, complete with 500-horsepower VR6 engine gunning for your PlayStation. Continue reading Volkswagen hits Gran Turismo with GTI Supersport concept [w/video] Volkswagen hits Gran Turismo [...]

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Five signs Honda cares about enthusiasts, again

Filed under: Acura, Honda, Coupe, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Performance It’s a great time to be an enthusiast. From high-horsepower Hellcats to the purist BRZ, engaging automobiles are found in nearly every segment of the market. Everyone wants to join the performance parade. Everyone it seemed, but Honda. Continue reading Five signs Honda cares about enthusiasts, [...]

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5,600 Fiat 500e EVs recalled for buggy software

Filed under: Green, Recalls, Fiat, Hatchback, Electric Fiat is recalling 5,600 of its all-electric 500e hatchbacks after a March software update could lead to a potential stall condition. Continue reading 5,600 Fiat 500e EVs recalled for buggy software 5,600 Fiat 500e EVs recalled for buggy software originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 [...]

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Mini goes all Occulus Rift with Augmented Vision glasses [w/video]

Filed under: Design/Style, Shanghai Motor Show, MINI, Driving, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Technology, Hatchback Mini is showing Augmented Vision at the Shanghai Motor Show. The bizarre looking augmented reality goggles allows a driver see through the car’s doors and pillars while driving and project a constant HUD on the world. Continue reading Mini goes all Occulus [...]

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Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC

Filed under: Motorsports, Hyundai, Hatchback, Racing Hyundai had hoped to introduce the second-generation i20 WRC later this season, but homologation and development delays have pushed it back until next year. Continue reading Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC Hyundai pushes on with development of delayed i20 WRC originally appeared on Autoblog on [...]

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Skoda Fabia R5 ready to hit the rally stage

Filed under: Skoda, Hatchback, Racing With development complete and FIA certification achieved, Škoda has revealed the new Fabia R5, ready to hit the rally stage and take over from the all-conquering S2000 that came before. Continue reading Skoda Fabia R5 ready to hit the rally stage Skoda Fabia R5 ready to hit the rally stage [...]

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2016 Mazda2 gets EPA-rated 43 mpg highway

Filed under: Green, Mazda, Fuel Efficiency, United States, Hatchback, Sedan, Budget The next-generation Mazda2 will increase fuel economy by about 15 percent. Continue reading 2016 Mazda2 gets EPA-rated 43 mpg highway 2016 Mazda2 gets EPA-rated 43 mpg highway originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use [...]

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Help me drive the Citroen C4 Cactus [UPDATE]

Filed under: Etc., Citroen, Hatchback There’s a Citroen C4 Cactus in Michigan – where I live – and I totally want to drive it. Continue reading Help me drive the Citroen C4 Cactus [UPDATE] Help me drive the Citroen C4 Cactus [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:30:00 EST. Please see [...]

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NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem

Filed under: Government/Legal, Nissan, Safety, United States, Hatchback, Sedan NHTSA is performing an engineering analysis on the 2013-2015 Versa and Versa Note because portions of the footwell might trap the driver’s foot. This can cause unintended acceleration and delayed braking. Continue reading NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for [...]

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