Tag Archives: Compact Cars

Report: Details emerge on next redesigned Fiat 500, due as 2016 model

AutoExpressUK reports that Fiat is nearing the completion of the redesigned 500, which is due as a 2016 model with a debut sometime next year. According to the report, the new 500 will sport a new exterior with sportier styling and more retro cues. Additionally, it will grow in size, specifically in length and width. […]

Continue Reading

Report: Hyundai Sonata and Elantra tarnish Hyundai’s recently bomb proof status

According to JD Power and Associates, Hyundai’s Alabama-produced Elantra and Sonata sedans have taken a beating in quality ratings. It might because of “unintended acceleration” though some claims of this sort of thing are dubious, at best.¬†Falling from 10th to 27th compared to other manufacturers, the knee jerk thought may not be one of design, […]

Continue Reading
HondaLink Introduces Navigation App

Honda releases Civic Natural Gas and Civic Hybrid for 2014

Honda has launched the green versions of their Civic: the Hybrid and the Compressed Natural Gas models. Yesterday we learned that they were killing off the Insight and the CR-Z, but these models have both gone on sale over here in the States. Available with a 7″ touchscreen, leather and a CVT, the Hybrid can […]

Continue Reading
Mazda Hazumi Concept Teased

Mazda teases their new HAZUMI Concept for the Geneva Auto Show

What you are looking at is the inspiration for the next Mazda 2 minicar. The bright red sketch indicates a hazy collection of red tires, small windows and an eager face. In Japanese, Hazumi means “to spring up” and this tiny car might just do that as it will be offered with a force-fed 1.5 […]

Continue Reading
2014 Nissan Juke Teaser

Nissan teases the refreshed Juke crossover for Geneva

Some cars out there are polarizing, are based off a questionable platform and enjoy only moderate sales; some manufacturers push the limits of aesthetics even further and the masses go after it. It seems that is what has happened with the Nissan Juke. No matter which way one looks at it, this is still the […]

Continue Reading
2015 Audi A1

Report: Audi S1 hatch packs a 2 liter turbo four, starts at over $41,000

For something that starts off as a humble economy car, the Audi S1 does a damn good job of cleaning up. While it isn’t the bonkers $70,000 A1 quattro of which Audi only made 333, it does seem to have a significantly upgraded interior over the standard car, 228 bhp in a small, lightweight car, […]

Continue Reading
2015 Chevrolet Cruze

Report: Next Chevy Cruze spy photos

Looking a little bit more like the outgoing Impala, it would appear the Chevy is playing it pretty conservative with the next Cruze compact sedan. The small Civic fighting, and sometimes diesel fuel ingesting symbol of how Americans can build a decent small car is about to get a significant makeover. Judging from the interior […]

Continue Reading

2014 Chicago: The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR comes with a little extra spice

Two new trim levels were added to the 2015 Nissan Versa to offer customers some more value for their bargain entry-level subcompact. This particular version would be the Versa Note SR, which gives the basic Versa hatchback some sporty flair. The front and rear fascias receive some sporty treatments with a modest spoiler, 16-inch aluminum […]

Continue Reading

2014 Chicago: Kia electrifies the Soul for 2015 in the Windy City

Kia finally revealed the all-electric version of the Soul at the Chicago Auto Show today for the 2015 model year. Building upon the Soul’s already profound success, Kia seeks to see if younger buyers are willing to experiment with EVs. None of the hip appeal of the Soul is lost as the 2015 Kia Soul […]

Continue Reading

Hyundai reveals some Super Bowl XLVIII ads for the weekend

Hyundai revealed some new advertisements featuring the all-new 2015 Genesis sedan with its Auto Emergency Brake function as well as the newly updated 2014 Elantra. Both advertisements will air specially during the Super Bowl XLVIII contest this Sunday. So be sure to keep an eye out for them. You can also preview them here after […]

Continue Reading