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Spy Shots: Renault spotted testing hotter Twingo

Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Renault With a rear-engine, rear-drive setup, the Renault Twingo (like its Smart cousin) has the opportunity to be a real firecracker. Unfortunately, even in turbocharged guise, its tiny three-cylinder engine has other ideas. But when we spoke to Renault’s engineers at the Twingo’s launch in France a couple [...]

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ETC: Car and Driver 10Best list cracked by Tesla Model S, BMW 3 Series left off

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Etc., Hatchback, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Porsche, Volkswagen, Tesla Car and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the [...]

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Los Angeles: Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept still makes us swoon

Filed under: Concept Cars, LA Auto Show, Performance, Hatchback, Volkswagen We know, we know – this hot little guy isn’t really new or anything. Volkswagen first rolled out the Golf R 400 concept in Beijing earlier this year, and since its debut, we’ve heard rumors that the German automaker might-perhaps-maybe-hopefully build the thing. Its showing [...]

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Official: Qoros 3 City SUV unveiled in Guangzhou

Filed under: China, Crossover, Hatchback, Misc. Auto Shows And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Qoros has revealed its third model. (Or the third version of its existing model, anyway.) Never heard of Qoros, you say? That’s alright: it’s a Chinese automaker recently set up by joint venture between Chery [...]

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Los Angeles: 2015 Toyota Prius C is still colorful, still gets 53 mpg

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Budget, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota Few vehicles can match the affordable fuel economy of the $19,000, 53-mile-per-gallon Toyota Prius C, and that fact isn’t likely to change for 2015, as the Japanese company has issued a moderate refresh of its sub-compact hybrid. As mid-cycle refreshes go, this is a pretty standard [...]

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Report: Are you the Porsche Pajun?

Filed under: Performance, Videos, Hatchback, Porsche, Design/Style The prospect of Porsche building a smaller version of the Panamera has been an on-again, off-again proposition as the German automaker seems to go back and forth on the project. Last we heard, Porsche had pushed back the so-called Pajun (shorthand for Panamera Junior) until 2019 at the [...]

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Official: Volkswagen Golf named Motor Trend Car of the Year

Filed under: Budget, Performance, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Electric, Diesel The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend‘s prestigious Car of the Year award. The Golf, along with its many variants, which include the diesel-powered TDI, GTI hot hatch and electric E-Golf, beat out a slew of competitors which included corporate cousin Audi and its new [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 11.12.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, Sedan, Truck, Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchback, Audi, Ford, Scion, Diesel 2015 Audi A3 TDI Challenge Audi recently challenged us to drive 834 miles on one tank of diesel in the new 2015 A3 TDI sedan. Senior Editor Steven Ewing was up for the task, and managed just under 60 miles per gallon in [...]

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Report: GM laying off 510 amidst slow Cadillac, small car sales

Filed under: Sedan, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Hatchback, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Earnings/Financials, Luxury General Motors is laying off about 510 workers from two factories beginning in January, and it could be months before the automaker needs some of that latent capacity to come back on line. A combination of poor sales and high dealer inventories are [...]

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