Compact Car

  • 2015 Subaru Impreza

    The latest Subaru Impreza range was all-new for 2012, so for the 2015 model year the all-wheel-drive compact has been given a mid-cycle update. Only the Subaru die-hards are likely to recognize the changes made to the exterior of the vehicles. They consist of revisions made to the headlights, grille and front bumper, as well as new side mirror caps. Unfortunately, they don’t do much to improve the look of the rather mundane sedan and hatch, especially when lined up against the latest Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. The story gets worse if you're looking for driver excitement...

  • 2015 Nissan Pulsar
    Nissan Reveals Its Not-For-U.S. Pulsar Compact

    Nissan has revealed a new generation of its Pulsar compact hatch that is designed to go up against the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. The vehicle has been designed primarily for the European market, with production to take place at Nissan’s plant in Barcelona, Spain, and that means we...

  • Teaser for 2015 Nissan Pulsar
    Nissan's Golf Rival To Revive Pulsar Name, Skip U.S. Market

    Nissan has confirmed that its upcoming compact hatch will revive the brand’s cherished Pulsar nameplate when it hits European showrooms this fall. There are currently no plans to bring the car to the U.S. so buyers here looking for a compact Nissan will have to stick to the Sentra or Leaf...

  • 2015 Nissan compact hatch spy shots
    2015 Nissan Compact Hatch Spy Shots

    Nissan is working on a new hatchback that will target the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in the hotly contested compact hatch segment. It’s not clear if the car will be offered in the U.S., though Nissan execs have hinted that it will be a global model, and the automaker could...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    Mercedes-Benz Racks Up 90,000 Orders For New A Class: Report

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz did with several successions of its entry-level A Class, which has transformed from a tallish MPV in its first generation to a sleek sports hatch in its current form, and is finally winning the hearts of...

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    Lincoln Cancels Plans For Compact Audi A3 Rival: Report

    Fearing that a compact offering may negatively impact sales of the midsize MkZ, Lincoln has reportedly scrapped plans for a Ford Focus-based luxury car.

  • 2012 Buick Verano

    GM has announced pricing for the 2012 Buick Verano

  • 2012 Nissan Versa sedan launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    2012 Nissan Versa Sedan: 2011 New York Auto Show Live Photos

    Nissan’s most affordable model in the U.S., the Versa Sedan, has been completely redesigned for the 2012 model year, gaining new technology, a more powerful yet fuel efficient engine and a very low pricetag. How low? The 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan, on show this week at the 2011 New York Auto...

  • 2012 Fiat 500 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Fiat 500 Live Photos

    Lovers of Italian flair--on a budget--were treated with a handful of 2012 Fiat 500 minicars at this week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show, which added a little spark to Chrysler’s stands and managed to draw in plenty of fans and curious onlookers. These latest live photos really show off the...

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