Tag Archives: Hatchbacks

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 sins of its father. The hump at the back of the roof that...

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Honda Civic Type R: Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2018

Every year at Motor Authority we drive hundreds of vehicles to tell you what's best—swank luxury sedans to hypercars that chew through miles. This year we had a wide-ranging mix including a superb Porsche Panamera, a stunning Lexus LC 500, an upstart Kia Stinger GT that we loved to drive. But what's our Motor Authority Best Car to Buy 2018? It's the...

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2019 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots

Earlier this week we brought you spy shots of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Today we have the first shots of the pickup's corporate cousin, the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The current Sierra was introduced in 2014 and updated in 2016. The Sierra seen here testing is more of an extensive update of the current model as opposed to a redesign. The spy...

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback spy shots and video

A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is brewing and we have new spy shots that reveal the complete design. We also have a video showing a prototype on the move. We've already been treated with a preview of the design in the form of the A Sedan concept. Specifically, the concept previewed a new A-Class sedan that's also out...

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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 Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize hydraulic handbrakes to initiate quick drifts, though a...

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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 not been ruled out. The German automaker unveiled a prototype Polo R in 2014. The car was based on the previous-generation Polo platform and had about 250 hp. It also had an...

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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 video show a prototype for AMG's new A45 based on the next-gen A-Class hatchback. Compared to prototypes for the regular A-Class hatch, the A45 sits lower and sports widened...

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback spy shots and video

A new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class compact hatch is brewing and we have new, more revealing spy shots as well as video. We've already been treated with a preview of the design in the form of the A Sedan concept. Specifically, the concept previewed a new A-Class sedan that's also out testing, but its front section should also closely...

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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 take additional orders for the car. Customers still seeking their own example will have to scour local European dealerships for one. The Scirocco began life as a replacement for the...

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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 Hatchback spy shots

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. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for AMG's new A45 based on the next-gen A-Class Hatchback. Compared to prototypes for the regular A-Class Hatch, the A45 sits lower and sports widened fenders. Also...

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