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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Test Drive Review

As the line between small crossovers and hatchbacks continues to blur more each year, the market for traditional hatchbacks has picked up in the U.S. It isn’t hard to see why as the only major differences between the two segments usually consists of a few millimeters of ride height and slight visual cues (like grey exterior trim on crossovers). The completely redesigned 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is lower, wider and longer than its predecessor, and unlike its rivals, the hatchback shares nothing with its Alabama-made sedan counterpart. That’s because this…

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Pricing for Toyota’s Former Scion Lineup Announced

Pricing has been announced for Toyota’s upcoming lineup of former Scion vehicles. Since Scion, a subsidiary of Toyota, was closed and absorbed by its parent company, their vehicles will be going into Toyota’s 2017 lineup.   2017 Toyota 86 Formerly the Scion FR-S, the 2017 Toyota 86 comes into the market with an improved look and a sportier performance. Toyota has given the 2017 86 a new front end with a next level look featuring LED headlights, a new fog lamp bezel, and a redesigned bumper. A redesigned rear end…

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Five Hot Hatchback Vehicles for 2016

Hatchbacks are small, often sporty, wagon-like vehicles that have been all the rage for several years. Today, the defining structure of a “hatchback” is whether the rear cargo door lifts like a hatch and if the hatchback comes with the looks as well as the attitude. These five hatchback vehicles not only have the body-style, they have the attitude to proudly wear the ‘Hatchback’ title.   2016 Hyundai Veloster This front-wheel drive hatch offers aggressive styling, seating for four, and offers 201 horsepower from a twin turbo four-cylinder engine (in the…

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Nissan’s Around View Monitor is a game changer for parallel parking-challenged drivers

Nissan’s Around View Monitor isn’t new. Unveiled in 2007 and applied to the then-new 2008 Infiniti EX35 (now QX50), the system continues to trickle down to more affordable Nissan products. Case in point: the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, which is available with the technology for less than $20,000. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 2015 Nissan Versa Note SL, Nissan’s Around View Monitor gives the driver a virtual 360-degree look at what surrounds the vehicle from a bird’s-eye perspective. Incorporating one camera on each side mirror, a camera within the front badge…

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2015 NYIAS: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Lights Up the Small Car Segment

Like Bruce Springsteen, Chevrolet must know that “you can’t start a fire without a spark,” because the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Spark is poised to set the small car segment on fire. Evolving upon the exterior design of the current 2015 Chevrolet Spark, the all-new 2016 Spark offers more mature looks compared to its predecessor. Much of this can be attributed to the new Spark’s 1.6-inch height reduction and slightly longer wheelbase, as well as its more aggressive front end design. The 2016 Chevrolet Spark also benefits from an all-new 1.4-liter 4-cylinder…

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