Tag Archives: Compact Cars

Nissan could be rendering the car wash obsolete with new repelling paint

Nissan supposedly has a new trick up their sleeve…and it’s not some crazy hip-infotainment branding that connects with some part of pop culture. It’s paint that might just repel mud, dirt, and rain all on its own. Could this mean the car wash will cease to exist in the future? According to their press release, […]

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BREAKING: MINI developed a truck! It’s called the Mini Paceman Adventure

You’ll note that we said “a truck.” That’s because there’s only one. The project is a collaboration between seasoned instructors and apprentices at Mini, but we cannot help but applaud the effort. Under the hood is the standard turbocharged 184 horsepower unit found in the Cooper S. The car naturally comes with Mini’s ALL4 AWD […]

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Report: Mini to introduce a new model later this year

After speaking with Mini US’s product planning manager, Pat McKenna,¬†AutoGuide recently leaned that a new model will be revealed sometime later this year. McKenna disclosed that it’s not an all-new model, but rather a modification of something else, during the press days at the New York Auto Show. Specific that may not be, but speculation […]

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Audi A1 Sportback S line

Report: Audi A3 and A1 will get a three banger under the hood

A cylinder count that might be more in place in a Ford Fiesta has now made its way behind the now garden-variety Audi single frame grille. Why? It’s not clear, but in the same way that Fiat put out their sub 1 liter 500, this is likely a bid to knock down CO2 figures. Known […]

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2015 Chevrolet Trax LTZ AWD

2014 NYIAS: GM plops the Mexican-market 2015 Chevy Trax into the US and China

Yes, this is the Chevrolet version of the Buick Encore, and no we are not joking that it’s coming over to the US. Like a stoner at a cannoli buffet, GM has been overcome with indecision as to where to sell this car. Now that it’s here at the New York International Auto Show, GM […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2014 NYIAS: Volkswagen goes all sentimental after 40 years of the Golf

We can’t help but get a bit sentimental too. 40 years is a long time, especially in the life of a car. VW has managed to keep the aesthetics fresh with their entry level hatch that, on paper is a Beetle successor, but has never really served that purpose. For many and most models, 8 […]

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Ford Escort

Report: Ford will bring back the Escort name

Though it may only be for China, one can always hope that a shouty descendant of the legendary Group B rally Escort that spawned the RS 200 can see the light of day again. For now though, we’ve got this, it’s a cheap and cheerful looking sedan that appears to be some sort of Fiesta […]

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Report: GM recalls 2.19 million more

After spending more time examining their ignition switchgear, GM found that the Chevy Cobalt and HHR; Saturn Sky and Ion; and Pontiac G5 and Solstice have been subject to hundreds of complaints of the keys falling out in the “Accessory” and “Run” positions. GM reported that they were aware of one incident in which a […]

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2015 Ford Focus

Ford unveils 2015 Focus Sedan ahead of 2014 NYIAS, Focus ST coming later this year

This is pretty big news for Ford, which literally pops one of these out every two seconds. Ford’s best selling model is the Focus and they have chosen to drum up excitement for the 2014 New York Auto show by showing off their latest Focus Sedan, which will be at the show. After selling 735,299 […]

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Report: MINI could kill the Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman

AutomotiveNews in Europe reports that MINI may discontinue the Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman models to focus more on the standard Cooper hatchback, the Countryman, and the Clubman. After speaking with the brand’s product manager, Oliver Friedmann, MINI apparently will focus just on those three cars. MINI began ushering in the new generation of cars with […]

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