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With last week’s unveiling of Nissan’s second-generation Leaf, people can now focus less on comparing the Chevy Bolt to the dissimilar Tesla Model 3, and look at a closer matchup. Such apple-versus-orange comparisons can be explained however. Including the just-revealed Leaf, there are but three new-generation EVs priced below $40,000 with longer range than first-generation […]

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Volkswagen is envisioning a new Scirocco, reimagined as a sporty two-door EV coupe. A few days ago, we brought you news of VW’s I.D. Buzz, a vehicle built on the all-electric MEB platform. Now, we learn of an upcoming Scirocco may be built on it as well. Speaking to the folks at AutoExpress, Frank Welsch, […]

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After seven years, and a sharp drop-off in sales, it looks like it’s the end of the line for the entry-level Lexus CT 200h hybrid. The report comes from Car and Driver, which said that Lexus said the hybrid hatchback won’t be returning to the U.S. market for 2018. SEE ALSO: 2015 Lexus CT 200h Review – […]

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The diesel-powered 2017 Cruze hatchback — Chevrolet’s first hatchback available in North America — could be become the first non-hybrid car to achieve 50 mpg on the highway. Its optional 1.6-liter tubrocharged diesel engine borrowed from the UK’s Vauxhall Astra will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Several European magazines […]

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Mazda unveiled the all-new subcompact Mazda2 for the first time in North America yesterday in Montreal, Canada, on the eve of the 2015 Montréal International Auto Show. The completely redesigned Mazda2 is the fourth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles that feature the company’s SKYACTIV Technology and KODO – Soul of Motion design. The […]

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Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Versa Note hatchback, which is now on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide. The base Versa Note 1.6 S starts at $14,180 for 2015, a hike of $190 from 2014 model-year prices. Nissan’s Versa Note enters its second year of production with a number of enhancements: Nissan has added […]

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Toyota’s Prius c has established itself solidly as the third-best-selling hybrid being the lowest price Prius, and the highest mpg car “without a plug” sold in America. The subcompact c is a full hybrid and one of four Prius “family” members, the others being the regular “Liftback,” the wagon-like Prius v, and the Prius Plug-in […]

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Following its unveil in Detroit, Nissan celebrated last week the Canadian launch of the Versa Note at the Canadian International Auto Show held in Toronto. The second-generation of Versa hatchback will go on sale at Nissan’s U.S. dealerships in June 2013. Each new Versa Note will come equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine […]

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After Montreal a month ago, Mitsubishi Motors is showing its newest subcompact at the Canadian International Auto Show held in Toronto this week. The subcompact, not yet on sale in the U.S. or Canada, but recently available in other parts of the world, is not yet named for this market. It carries the Mirage badge […]

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