A prototype for BMW’s rival to the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spotted undergoing high-speed testing at Germany’s Nürburgring. The new car will be badged a 1-Series, and we should see it launched on the market late next year.

Coming to the market much sooner than the new 1-Series is Kia’s next-generation Optima. The new mid-sizer has just been confirmed for next month’s 2015 New York Auto Show, and some teaser sketches released today reveal a very striking design for the car.

Japan’s reputable Nikkei news daily has just reported that Honda will start selling its global Civic hatch in the U.S. from mid-2016. That means there’s a good chance we’ll see the car’s high-performance flagship, the Civic Type R, here as well.

You’ll find all of these and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

2017 BMW 1-Series Sedan Spy Shots

2016 Kia Optima Teased Ahead Of 2015 New York Auto Show

European Honda Civic Headed For North America In Mid-2016: Report

EPA May Soften 2025 Fuel Economy Standards To Let Americans Keep Their Trucks & SUVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Spy Shots

New Scion iA Sedan To Join iM Hatchback At 2015 New York Auto Show

Next-Gen Honda CR-Z Coming In 2017, Will Feature Turbo VTEC Engine: Report

Federal Bill Would Force Owners To Get Recalled Cars Repaired (But Is It Legal?)

MINI Won't Go Smaller Than Hardtop, Says Top Exec

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