Tag Archives: Economy Cars

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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Report: Next gen Nissan LEAF to be improved in every single way, especially the battery

AutomotiveNews reports that Nissan has some big plans for the next generation LEAF EV, After speaking with Nissan’s executive vice president, Andy Palmer, word is that the new LEAF will benefit greatly from new and improved battery technology to offer greater range. Specifics weren’t shared with AN, but Palmer did indicate at one point that EVs need […]

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Report: VW to build another tiny car

Though there has been much talk of a new Phaeton recently, reports are coming in that VW is also returning to their roots. Though not everyone loved the Beetle, quite a few purchased the car, and as a result, VW has always had a reputation for churning out lower end cars with a hint of […]

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Spy Shots: Yup, it’s the new Chevy Cruze

Destined to show up as a 2016 model, the car pictured above smacks a bit of Audi’s long and sometimes overpowering Single Frame grille, but we’ll get used to it. Given that Chevy is carrying out another diesel experiment in one of their US-market sedans, it’s not totally clear what the power picture may be, […]

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2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

Review: 2014 Toyota Corolla – Knifing through the wind better than ever

Redesigns of a company’s bread and butter sellers can be a tenuous task. Toyota rested on their laurels for a long time with the previous Corolla and offered only a half-hearted mid cycle refresh, which added USB connectivity and new exterior lighting. The 2014 Corolla really is an all new effort and does drive, whine, […]

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