Tag Archives: Economy Cars

Kia Soul EV offers up to 93-mile range, available for $26,200

Kia released specifications and pricing on their latest model, a compliance car, that like the standard Soul, resembles a milk carton when entirely white.  Starting at $33,700 (before the $7,500) tax credit, the car’s price is inline with other EVs, save for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which starts at $22,995 before the $7,500 tax credit. Under the […]

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Report: Details for next-gen 2019 Volkswagen Golf emerge

Even though the full seventh generation Volkswagen Golf lineup is just hitting our shores, it’s actually been around since 2012 in Europe and Asia. So the current Golf isn’t exactly news and it should be no surprise details for the next-gen model have apparently surfaced by way of AutoCar in the UK. According to the […]

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Report: Toyota could sell their own version of the BMW 1-Series

Toyota isn’t unfamiliar to the badgineering crowd…they have Lexus to boot. Though, Toyota is rumored to possible offer their own version of the next-generation BMW 1-Series, closing the ties even more between their collaborative efforts in the future. Word comes from Best Car Magazine and rumors point to a codename of 69DZ and is expected […]

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Toyota reveals updated 2015 Yaris, receives a more dramatic design

Toyota rolled out some updates for the 2015 Yaris in the form of a mid-cycle refresh. For the new model year, the new Yaris for America visually resembles the European version, complete with a more aggressive grille and headlights along with a more pronounced corporate mouth on the front fascia. The Japanese giant also boasts […]

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Report: Nissan to retune CVTs for better performance

CVTs are often frowned upon by enthusiasts because of their uninspiring and unengaging mannerisms that make it seem like the engine loathes doing its job by forcing it to whine under acceleration. And then, there are those who tout CVTs for boosting fuel economy (yawn). Either way, Nissan is a brand who heavily uses the […]

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Mazda reveals new 2/Demio before its debut at Paris

Mazda released the next latest and greatest model to undergo a complete redesign, the all-new Mazda2/Demio, which was revealed on the web ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this October. Based on the Hazumi Concept, it utilizes the automaker’s latest Kodo design language, thus resembling the Hazumi to a very strong […]

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Report: Next-gen 2016 Toyota Prius could receive optional all-wheel drive

AutomotiveNews reports that the next generation Toyota Prius, due in 2016, could be offered with all-wheel drive and both nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion batteries. After speaking with Toyota’s powertrain head, Koei Saga, this is the latest development for the world’s most popular hybrid. The nickel-metal hydride batteries will be used for the more basic models […]

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Report: Next-generation Toyota Prius delayed

AutomotiveNews reports that Toyota is delaying the next generation Prius’ launch back to December 2015. Originally, the model was scheduled to launch in the spring of next year, but due to a desire to squeeze as much fuel economy as possible out of the new model, the new Prius is said to be under a […]

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Report: 2015 Mazda 2 may be getting a plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine

Australian media, Motoring.com, reports that Mazda may be making a plug-in hybrid out of the incoming Mazda 2 with an accompanying rotary engine. Mazda has yet to follow up with a new generation rotary following the RX-8 sports coupe and rumors have been floating around ever since about a successor with no official indication for the […]

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BMW i3 REx Monroney

BMW i3 REx receives its official EPA fuel economy estimates

While BMW and the EPA have yet to officially release the fuel economy figures for the all-new BMW i3, AutoBlog recently stumbled on the latest and official window sticker for the i3. In said window sticker–or Moroney, if you want to call it–the 2015 BMW i3 REx, denoting the equipped range extender, is capable of up […]

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