Tag Archives: Hatchbacks

2020 Mini Electric spy shots

Mini is set to launch an electric Hardtop in 2019, and we've got the most revealing spy shots yet. The car was previewed by the Mini Electric concept at 2017's Frankfurt auto show and is only the first of 12 electric cars the BMW Group will roll out by 2025. As expected, Mini is using its signature Hardtop model for its first volume EV. But there isn't much...

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2019 Renault Mégane RS Trophy revealed with 296 horsepower

Renault's RS version of its Golf-rivaling Mégane hatchback is already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars in production, but a more hardcore version with extra power and fewer pounds has been revealed. The car is the Mégane RS Trophy, and it comes with a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-4 good for 296 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (295 with...

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2019 Honda Civic Type R spy shots

If you're looking for a fast car with a reasonable price tag, Honda's Civic Type R is hard to beat. Despite its front-wheel-drive configuration, it manages to hold up well at the track and at the same time is comfortable and practical enough to drive every day. That's why we gave it the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy award for 2018. The Civic Type R only...

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2019 Opel Astra spy shots

Opel engineers are out testing a prototype for a facelifted version of the Astra compact hatchback. The facelifted Astra is expected on sale in markets where Opel operates sometime next year. The tweaks constitute a mid-cycle update for the current Astra which made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. We can expect a new front fascia and revised...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz in February unveiled a new A-Class hatchback and followed it up with an A-Class sedan April. They're the first of eight members planned for the automaker's new generation of compact cars. Some of those eight members will have high-performance variants developed by Mercedes-AMG. And this time around there will be direct replacements for the...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz in February unveiled a new A-Class hatchback and followed it up with an A-Class sedan April. They're the first of eight members planned for the automaker's new generation of compact cars. Some of those eight members will have high-performance variants developed by Mercedes-AMG. And this time around there will be direct replacements for the...

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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 recent sighting of a prototype. Mini only instigates mild...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 spy shots

Mercedes-Benz in February unveiled a new A-Class hatchback and followed it up with an A-Class sedan April. They're the first of eight members planned for the automaker's new generation of compact cars. Some of those eight members will have high-performance variants developed by Mercedes-AMG. And this time around there will be direct replacements for the...

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2018 Opel Corsa GSi hot hatch revealed with 148 horsepower

German automaker Opel recently revived its GSi performance trim with a hot version of its Insignia sedan and wagon. Now, Opel has revealed the second model to receive the GSi treatment: the Corsa subscompact. The Corsa GSi is all about agile handling. That's why the car's 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivers just 148 horsepower and 162 pound-feet. It's...

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Production VW ID hatchback to look 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 information was revealed by VW brand design boss Klaus Bischoff in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday. “The proportions, the design cues and the wheel size are the same as...

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