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    Report: Chevy outpacing Toyota, Honda, Ford in subcompact sales
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    Years ago, the subcompact car market was mostly made up of under-powered, poorly featured little penalty boxes, but over the course of the past decade, this segment has absolutely flourished. Cars like the Honda Fit are something most people would happily drive. And it appears that Chevrolet is ...

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    Video: Toyota Aygo stars in 'invisible driver' prank
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    We love a good automotive-themed prank. Rémi Gaillard remains a favorite, although maybe we should take a closer look at MagicOfRahat, another online prankster. Rahat, who has developed a bit of a reputation for blending in with car seats, giving the impression that there's no one behind ...

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    Official: Ford lowers MPG ratings on six vehicles
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    Ford has announced that it will be lowering the fuel economy ratings on a number of its 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles after an error was discovered in the company's internal testing data. The EPA has been notified. Worryingly for Ford, the vast majority of the vehicles affected are hybrids, ...

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    Spy Shots: Honda's Euro Civic hatch getting facelift, too
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    Honda's freshening of the Civic line isn't just limited to the North American market, as proven by these images of the Euro-spec model testing on Her Majesty's motorways. According to our spies, this new Civic boasts a heavily restyled front fascia, with headlights and taillights that draw a ...

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    Official: 2015 Honda Fit configurator will let you have it your way
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    Honda has released the online configurator for the all-new, 2015 Fit – a vehicle that was scheduled to launch earlier, but was delayed until this month. As is the case with the rest of the Japanese manufacturer's builders, there's not a lot to this one – pick a trim, transmission ...

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    Official: 2015 Hyundai Sonata configurator powers up
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    Eager to get your hands on a new Hyundai Sonata? We could hardly blame you. With more mature styling and better equipment for less than the model that preceded it, the new Sonata makes a compelling case, even in a market segment this competitive that includes such rivals as the Nissan Altima, ...

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    Auctions: Rubber woman enlisted to help sell VW Golf in UK
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    We're tempted to just let you gaze at the picture above, and the gallery, then point you to the relevant auction on eBay UK and let you figure out the rest... but we'll at least say a few words. Auction site user Gawjusberni of East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom wants to move his ...

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    Official: Ford is building this sweet back-to-basics SUV in Brazil
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    We're use to forbidden fruit teasing us in Europe. Hatchbacks and diesels from Renault, Citroën, Peugeot, Skoda, SEAT and Alfa Romeo have been a regular torment that we've grown accustomed to over the years. This vehicle, though, is one piece of forbidden fruit we aren't entirely sure we ...

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    Official: Skoda interns chop down CitiJet concept for W├Ârthersee
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    Škoda doesn't sell nearly as many of its Citigo city cars as it does the Octavia, Rapid, Fabia, Yeti or Superb. In fact the Citigo is its second slowest seller, ahead only of the Roomster cargo van. That could be because it only sells the Citigo in Europe, or because, while its other ...

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    Official: Chevrolet Aveo gets new look in China
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    The Chinese market is an increasingly vital one for global automakers, including General Motors. The Detroit-based industrial giant claims to offer "the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China," including vehicles sold under the Buick, Cadillac, Opel, Baojun, Jiefang, ...

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    Official: New Nissan Pulsar marks brand's return to the European C-segment [w/videos]
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    Following a small teaser, Nissan has unveiled its newest entry into the hotly contested European C-segment. Making new use of the Pulsar nameplate, it will attempt to take the fight to market stalwarts, like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra. The new five-door will be built on ...

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    Video: Nissan Micra overtaken by bees in England
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    A 20,000-insect-strong colony of bees attempted to turn a Nissan Micra into their new hive on Friday. The invasion happened in the English town of Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth, and is just one of a few unexpected bee swarms in the country in recent days. The car belonged to a student, who ...

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    First Drive: 2015 Nissan Micra
    Created For Canada, But Appealing To America? 1400515080

    Several years ago, poutine started showing up on the menus of a number of Detroit-area restaurants. For those unfamiliar with the Canadian specialty, it involves serving up french fries, gravy and cheese curds all in one artery-clogging heap. It's not really my thing, but the comfort-food dish ...

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    Report: Mobius Motors back-to-basics SUV almost ready for Africa
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    Having secured $50 million in funding thanks to the Pan-African Investment Company, Mobius can finally put the latest evolution of its low-cost SUV into production. Things have changed some in the two years since the Mobius Two was first announced as a form of inexpensive, go-anywhere transport ...

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    Official: Toyota launches updated Verso-S in Europe
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    Globally, the Toyota Yaris has bred more variants than we can shake a stick at. It's been known in different markets as the Vitz, the Platz, the Bella, the Vios and, to us, as the Echo. The first-generation model bred a small cargo van called the Yaris Verso – a mini minivan riding on the ...

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    Report: Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost sales robust in early going
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    Okay, okay, okay, so I was just a smidge wrong. Those that read my review of the Ford Fiesta with the new 1.0-liter, EcoBoost engine will know that while I really enjoyed the torquey little three-cylinder, I was concerned that Ford's decision to force 1.0-liter owners into a manual transmission, ...

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    Official: Fiat previews production 500X on Melfi assembly line
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    The Fiat assembly plant in Melfi, Italy, may not be one that appears on our radar that often. It's been in operation since 1993, but until recently only built the Punto – a model that's been around in its current form with few modifications for the better part of a decade, but hasn't ...

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    Report: Nissan Canada kills Cube, is US next?
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    Canadians, say goodbye to the quirky Nissan Cube. In fact, it's too late; it's already gone. The question now becomes whether the boxy model gets the axe in the US as well. Nissan didn't exactly publicize the Cube's Canadian retirement. An Autos.ca reader noticed that the vehicle was no longer ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost
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    I'll be honest; when Ford first unveiled its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, I was skeptical. Past attempts at building turbocharged American cars were almost universally awful, I reasoned, so why would Ford's latest effort be any different? This may seem foolish today, considering the success that the ...

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    Recalls: GM calling in 56k Saturn Aura sedans over shift cables
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    General Motors may have made a few mistakes when it came to the whole ignition-switch debacle, and it will likely be dealing with the consequences for some time to come. But you have to hand it to Mary Barra and her team, because they're determined to clean house and avoid the same mistakes. ...

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