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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 performance marques. The first model is the i30 N, a hotted-up version of the Volkswagen Golf-rivaling i30 hatchback which is on sale... read more

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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


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R priced at $34,775

For years, Honda has been teasing us with the promise of a Civic Type R for the United States. We’re glad to report that the wait is finally over as the car is now on... read more June 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type R first drive review: track attacker

It’s a spectacular summer day in Montreal, and not just because it’s 80 degrees. It’s Formula One week, and the remote buzz is audible even downtown as F1... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo

2018 BMW 6-Series GT revealed, priced from $70,695

The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo has finally run its course, but before you pop the champagne cork note that a successor is coming. That successor is the 6-Series Gran Turismo... read more June 13, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition priced at $41,995

The current Ford Focus is on its way out, and sadly that means the Focus RS, which only arrived as a 2016 model, will soon be gone as well. To mark the end of the latter... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera 4S

2018 Porsche Panamera 4S first drive review: the quiet heretic

What’s a little heresy among friends? Porsche put out its first Cayenne SUV in 2003, and oh, the hand-wringing, the garment-rending. The haterade flowed like Dom in the... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
2018 Hyundai i30 N races in the 2017 24 Hours Nürburgring

Hyundai i30 N survives 24 Hours Nürburgring race

Motorsport provides a fun, challenging and highly-visible avenue for car development, and it’s a well-worn path Hyundai has taken for the first model from its... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition comes with mechanical, styling upgrades

It appears Ford’s been listening to fans. The automaker has implemented some upgrades on its Focus RS for 2018 after evaluating feedback on social media. The upgrades... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Performance concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

VW unveils 268-horsepower Golf GTE Performance concept at 2017 Wörthersee Tour

Volkswagen waited until Thursday’s opening day for the 2017 Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest to release details on yet another hot hatch concept present at the... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
 

 
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