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Lots of Land Rovers, Jaguars and Minis actually survived that near-capsized ship

Filed under: Videos, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, Coupe, Crossover, Hatchback, Sedan, Luxury, Off-Road, Performance Many of the 1,400 British vehicles aboard the severely listing Höegh Osaka are being recovered in Southampton, despite spending a month trapped on a sandbar. Continue reading Lots of Land Rovers, Jaguars and Minis actually survived that near-capsized ship Lots of [...]

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Ford Fiesta RS with 250 horsepower mooted

Filed under: Ford, Europe, Hatchback, Performance With the launch of the Focus RS imminent, one of the next projects from Ford Performance might be a matching RS version of the subcompact Fiesta. A report suggests the tiny hot hatch could offer around 250 horsepower and all-wheel drive. Continue reading Ford Fiesta RS with 250 horsepower [...]

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Kia teases e-AWD Soul concept for Chicago

Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Kia, United States, Crossover, Hatchback, Concept Cars, Hybrid Kia is teasing what looks to be a concept version of its Soul with e-AWD ahead its Chicago Auto Show debut. The pumped-up take on the hatchback gets an electric all-wheel drive system and slightly more rugged styling. Continue reading Kia teases e-AWD [...]

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Xcar takes the Mini Challenge, and it sounds awesome

Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, MINI, UK, Hatchback, Racing Xcar has taken the all-new, third-generation Mini Challenge car, now with 275 horsepower, to the track, to see how the latest one-make racer stacks up. Continue reading Xcar takes the Mini Challenge, and it sounds awesome Xcar takes the Mini Challenge, and it sounds awesome originally appeared [...]

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Honda to reveal production Civic Type R in Geneva

Filed under: Videos, Geneva Motor Show, Honda, Europe, Hatchback, Performance After showcasing numerous prototypes and concepts, Honda will finally take the wraps off the production-spec Civic Type R hot hatch at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. Continue reading Honda to reveal production Civic Type R in Geneva Honda to reveal production Civic Type [...]

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Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota

Filed under: BMW, MINI, Toyota, Hatchback The partnership between BMW and Toyota is now tipped to expand to include a new city car to be billed as the Mini Minor, previewed by the Rocketman concept of 2011. Continue reading Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota Mini Minor to be co-developed with Toyota originally appeared [...]

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Mercedes plotting E-Class Maybach, next A-Class for the US?

Filed under: Mercedes-Benz, Hatchback, Sedan, Luxury Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon tells Automotive News that there is more to come from the Maybach sub-brand, suggesting the E-Class could get a piece of the superluxury trim. The company is also considering bringing the next-generation A-Class to the States. Continue reading Mercedes plotting E-Class Maybach, next A-Class [...]

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Ford drops Focus RS teaser ahead of Feb 3 reveal

Filed under: Design/Style, Videos, Ford, Europe, Hatchback, Performance Ford’s new video teaser for the upcoming Focus RS shows some of the test cars doing some big slides in the wet and dry. The clip also announces that the Blue Oval’s latest hot hatch is being unveiled on February 3. Continue reading Ford drops Focus RS [...]

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What you missed on 1.20.15

Filed under: Ford, Hyundai, RAM, Hatchback, Minivan/Van, Hybrid 2015 Ram ProMaster City tested; 5 myths about Ford and the Model T; Hyundai’s Prius fighter caught. Those are the top automotive headlines for Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Continue reading What you missed on 1.20.15 What you missed on 1.20.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 [...]

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MotorWeek looks back at the 1986.5 VW Scirocco 16V

Filed under: Videos, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Classics, Performance It’s back to the past with MotorWeek for a video dive into the 1986.5 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V, the coupe that carried the pennant for VW’s performance aspirations for 15 years, from 1974 to 1989. Continue reading MotorWeek looks back at the 1986.5 VW Scirocco 16V MotorWeek looks back [...]

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Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top

Filed under: Toyota, UK, Hatchback, Budget Toyota adds a new X-Wave roof option to its Aygo city car, giving European buyers one of the cheapest ways to drive with the wind in their hair. Continue reading Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top Toyota Aygo X-Wave pops its top originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 [...]

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Smart Fortwo gets Twinamic dual-clutch transmission

Filed under: Green, smart, Technology, Hatchback, Budget Smart Fortwo equipped with the 71-horsepower naturally aspirated engine can now be ordered (in Germany anyway) with a six-speed Twinamic dual-clutch transmission, cutting the better part of a second off the 0-60 time but returning no better fuel economy or emissions numbers. Continue reading Smart Fortwo gets Twinamic [...]

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Hyundai Veloster facelift includes new 7-speed DCT, light cosmetics

Filed under: Design/Style, Technology, Hyundai, South Korea, Hatchback, Performance Hyundai has a slight revision ready for the Veloster in its South Korean home market. Along with some interior and exterior styling tweaks, the biggest change is a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for the Turbo model. Continue reading Hyundai Veloster facelift includes new 7-speed DCT, light cosmetics [...]

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Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get Super Bowl commercials

Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, BMW, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, Crossover, Hatchback, Electric, Hybrid Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year’s Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 [...]

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Opel Corsavan delivers small packages in a small package

Filed under: Misc. Auto Shows, Opel, Vauxhall, Europe, Hatchback, Minivan/Van, Commercial Vehicles European workers who need to get small packages through narrow streets may want to check out the new Opel Corsavan, the commercial version of GM’s recently updated Euro-market hatchback, introduced at the 2015 Brussels Motor Show in Belgium. Continue reading Opel Corsavan delivers [...]

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Volkswagen rolls out all-new Polo R WRC

Filed under: Motorsports, Volkswagen, Hatchback, Racing After dominating the World Rally Championship two years running, Volkswagen is out to defend its titles with the new Polo R WRC you see here – unveiled in Wolfsburg and set to tackle the Rally Monte Carlo. Continue reading Volkswagen rolls out all-new Polo R WRC Volkswagen rolls out [...]

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