Hatchbacks

 
2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2019 Mazda 3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car. Early this year, it was reported that Mazda was looking to introduce an HCCI engine in 2018. Now, Motoring is reporting that the first... read more

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2018 Nissan Leaf spotted during photo shoot - Image via Broom

2018 Nissan Leaf leaked ahead of September 6 reveal

Nissan has locked in the reveal date for its next-generation Leaf. The covers will come off on September 6, with a formal debut likely to follow at the 2017 Frankfurt auto... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2018 Suzuki Swift Sport

New Suzuki Swift Sport to debut at 2017 Frankfurt auto show

The Suzuki Swift is a hot little hatch that was briefly offered in the United States in the late 1990s and still offered elsewhere. A redesigned model was launched earlier... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo

2018 BMW 6-Series preview

The BMW 6-Series started out life as a sporty coupe, though with the current generation BMW expanded the range to include a sedan (Gran Coupe). For the 2018 model year... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai i30 N

2018 Hyundai i30 N: Korea's Golf GTI rival revealed

With the reveal on Thursday of its first model, Hyundai's new performance division, Hyundai N, has made its aspirations clear: to directly challenge the mainstream... read more July 13, 2017 by


 
2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Mini Hardtop 4 Door spy shots

It was only in the past couple of months that we saw prototypes for updated versions of the Mini Hardtop and Mini Convertible. Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots

The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6... read more July 2, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz A Sedan concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

Next Mercedes-AMG A45 to have at least 400 horsepower, possibly hybrid tech

Mercedes-Benz is working on its next-generation compact range and according to a report out of the United Kingdom the high-performance versions from Mercedes-AMG will offer... read more June 30, 2017 by


 
2019 Hyundai Veloster N spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Hyundai Veloster N spy shots

Hyundai N is putting the final touches on its first model, the i30 N hot hatch, but the official performance division of the Korean automaker has more coming. The next will... read more June 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R power figures may be underrated

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R arrives in the United States for the first time with some serious performance credentials. Honda engineers were able to extract a whopping 306... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Next Ford Focus will be imported from China

Newly-minted Ford CEO Jim Hackett hasn't been on the job long, but he's already signed off on a major manufacturing decision: the next Ford Focus will be imported to the... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2019 Ford Focus spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Ford Focus spy shots

A prototype for the next-generation Ford Focus has been spotted again. Our earliest shots showed a test mule but the latest testers are wearing the body of the production... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

Honda looks at adding power, all-wheel drive to Civic Type R

Honda's Civic Type R has finally landed in the United States, but the automaker is already hinting at adding new variants. Honda wants the additional variants to keep... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R with VIN ending in 001

Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI

2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed, GTI packs 197 horsepower

A new generation of the Volkswagen Polo, the nameplate’s sixth iteration, was revealed on Friday. The new model features an evolutionary look, though major changes have... read more June 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport

Lexus CT 200h updated, but discontinued in US

The Lexus CT 200h has been discontinued in the United States (2017 was the final model year), but overseas the hybrid hatch lives on. To keep it fresh, Lexus has introduced a... read more June 15, 2017 by


 
 

 
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