Hatchbacks

 
2020 Mini Clubman facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2020 Mini Clubman spy shots

The modern Mini's third-generation family is in the process of being updated. The first members off the line were the Mini Hardtop and Convertible, which were shown in January at the 2018 Detroit auto show. It looks like the Mini Clubman will be the next member to be updated, as evidenced by the... read more

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Volkswagen ID electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Production VW ID hatchback to look just like concept

Volkswagen's Golf-sized electric hatchback due in 2020 will closely resemble the show car that previewed it: the ID concept rolled out in 2016 at the Paris auto show. The... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Next AMG 45 series to have "well over" 400 horsepower

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of renewing its range of compact cars. Already we've seen new A-Class hatchback and sedan models and eventually there will be a total eight... read more May 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec

2019 Hyundai Veloster starts at just $19,385

Hyundai has reshaped and reworked its Veloster. After its debut at the Detroit auto show earlier this year, the 2019 Veloster will hit the U.S. market during the second... read more May 15, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept

290-horsepower VW Golf GTI TCR road car previewed by concept

Volkswagen's Golf GTI race car developed for the TCR International Series is about to spawn a road-going version. To be called the Golf GTI TCR, VW previewed the new... read more May 10, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Golf Estate TGI GMOTION

VW premieres a pair of Golf concepts for Wörthersee

Wörthrsee is mecca for Volkswagen enthusiasts. Every year, VW fans flock to Lake Wörthersee to share their love and appreciation for the brand. Volkswagen lets its... read more May 9, 2018 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Doing grown-up things with the do-it-all 2018 VW Golf GTI

No one car can do it all, but the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes pretty close. VW’s hot hatch is almost as happy snaking through twisty canyon roads as it is doing... read more May 4, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford Focus Active

Ford Focus Active soft-roader is sole Focus variant for North America

Ford last month took the covers off a redesigned Focus in hatchback (regular and soft-roader), sedan and wagon body styles. The car represents the fourth generation of the... read more May 2, 2018 by


 
2018 Kia Stinger GT

Living with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT: the good and the bad

It took years for Americans to embrace Japanese performance cars and the different philosophy behind them. If the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is any indication, it won't take South... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi A1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Audi A1 spy shots and video

Engineers from Audi are out testing prototypes for a new generation of the A1 subcompact hatchback. The current A1 debuted in 2010 and sadly was never offered in the United... read more April 30, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford Focus ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Ford's new Focus ST tipped to receive RS's 2.3-liter engine

Ford has just redesigned its Focus but the sporty ST version isn't quite ready yet. (The debut is expected to take place at the 2019 Geneva auto show next March.) Prototypes... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Golf R

2018 Volkswagen Golf R first drive review: no juvenile delinquent

Automaker family portraits are like most of ours. See that mohawk in the back? That’s the Honda Civic Type R. The blue-face scoundrel flipping the bird? Hello, Ford... read more April 23, 2018 by


 
2019 Buick Velite 6 Electric

Buick Velite 6 hybrid and electric cars bound for China

Buick on Wednesday revealed a new electrified car called the Velite 6 that's due to hit the Chinese market this year. It's a follow-up to the Velite 5 extended-range electric... read more April 18, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford Focus ST spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2020 Ford Focus ST spy shots

Hot on the heels of last week's reveal of the redesigned Ford Focus comes the first spy shots of a prototype for the car's sporty ST variant. Caught testing on the... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2020 Volkswagen Golf test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots

A test mule for the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, the nameplate's eighth iteration, has been spotted. A test mule is where the new mechanical package is hidden beneath the... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

Toyota Corolla may be next in line for GR performance transformation

Toyota has a new Corolla on its hands, one that doesn't look like something your grandma would drive. Soon, though, the car may also get some performance upgrades to back its... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
 

 
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