Hatchbacks

 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2018 Porsche Panamera video road test

To Porsche enthusiasts, the Panamera may be heresy. The engine is up front instead of mounted in the middle or the rear. The Panamera debuted in 2010 and immediately became the brand's second-best selling car. Heresy be damned. Now in its second generation, the 2018 Panamera atones for some of the... read more

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Ford Performance Drift Stick for the Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Polo GTI

VW testing Polo R but undecided on production

Volkswagen in the summer unveiled a new generation of its Polo subcompact. The most potent model is the Polo GTI with 197 horsepower on tap, but an even spicier Polo R has... read more November 1, 2017 by


 
2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 hatchback spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz is working on a new generation of compact cars, and once again there will be a handful of hot offerings from the Mercedes-AMG division. The latest spy shots and... read more October 27, 2017 by


 
Mazda Kai concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Next-gen Mazda 3 previewed with Kai technology concept

Mazda on Wednesday at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show unveiled a pair of concepts that preview upcoming technologies and design themes. One of these is in the form of a compact... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen kills the Scirocco hatchback coupe

It's time to pour one out for Volkswagen's long-running two-door hatchback "coupe," the Scirocco. Volkswagen officially announced the Scirocco's demise and said it will not... read more October 13, 2017 by


 
Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept heading to 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

When Nissan unveiled the redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf in September, the automaker confirmed a sportier version to be dubbed the Leaf Nismo would be happening but gave no... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
New Ford Fiesta ST

Report: redesigned Fiesta ST to skip US

Ford unveiled a redesigned Fiesta last November, but almost a year on the Blue Oval remains cagey on whether we’ll see its latest subcompact in the United States. Based... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Kia Proceed concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Stunning Kia fastback concept previews next-gen Pro_cee’d compact

Kia on Tuesday revealed a stunning fastback called the Proceed concept. On show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, we’re sad to report the concept... read more September 13, 2017 by


 
The new 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki debuts an all-new 2018 Swift Sport in Frankfurt

Suzuki bowed out of the U.S. market in late 2012. Its final products were actually well-built machines in the Kizashi mid-size sedan and SX4 compact hatchback. The problem... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Renault Mégane RS, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

2018 Renault Mégane RS makes debut, spicier Trophy model already confirmed

Renault’s newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R has finally been revealed. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Mini Cooper Works GP concept, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

Concept hints at new Mini John Cooper Works GP

Mini is hinting at a new generation of its John Cooper Works GP with a concept on show this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. For those unfamiliar with the GP badge, it... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Mini Electric Concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

New concept previews Mini electric car coming in 2019

BMW Group’s Mini brand was an early pioneer of mainstream electric cars. Some readers will recall the brand leased the Hardtop-based Mini E electric car on a trial... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Honda Urban EV Concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Honda Urban EV concept marks the return of retro design

A long time ago, Honda built a car called the City. It was adorable, tiny, and has garnered something of a cult following today. Think of the Honda Urban EV concept, which... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
Mercedes-Benz EQA concept, 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Mercedes unveils EQA compact electric car concept in Frankfurt

Mercedes-Benz is committed to adding as many as 10 electric cars to its lineup by 2022, including SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks and even commercial vehicles. We were given a taste... read more September 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf: 150 miles of range for $30,875

Tesla has been stealing much of the limelight when it comes to electric cars, and for good reason, but Nissan and its Leaf shouldn’t be overlooked. The humble hatch is... read more September 5, 2017 by


 
 

 
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