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    Official: Volkswagen debuts MkVII-based diesel Golf GTD
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    As Volkswagen prepares for the launch of the seventh-generation Golf, it continues to show off some of the car's different variants. With the standard Golf and the ultra-efficient BlueMotion Concept out of the way, now we're finally starting to see some of the sportier versions planned for the ...

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    Rumormill: Next Toyota Prius to get electric all-wheel drive
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    If rumors are to be believed, big changes are in store for the next Toyota Prius. UK outlet Auto Express recently spoke with a Toyota engineer who leaked details concerning the development of the popular hybrid's successor. According to that engineer, "The next Prius will redefine the hybrid as ...

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    Paris: Toyota debuts 2013 Verso with a new nose and high hopes
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    After the mini-people mover's introduction in 2010, the 2013 Toyota Verso signals a significant mid-cycle refresh for the model. Changes for the 2013 Verso include visual updates to the front and rear – new headlights, LED running lights, taillights etc. – as well as other exterior ...

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    Official: Seat officially unveils new Toledo
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    One week after leaked images appeared online and just a few days after its sister car, the Škoda Rapid, was revealed, the Seat Toledo has taken a bow. Expected to "write a whole new success story" for the Seat, the five-door and its "timeless personality" has a mission to be "a great car ...

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    Report: Mini planning five-door hatchback for the U.S.
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    We've all heard the trope that Americans don't like hatchbacks. Despite this, Mini has made a decent living selling its iconic three-door here in the States. The BMW subsidiary has also tried a plethora of permutations to get us Yanks more interested, including two convertibles, a coupe and the ...

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    Official: New Mini John Cooper Works GP unveiled
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    Spy shots pretty much said it's coming, and here it is: the new Mini John Cooper Works GP. It's making an appearance at the Mini United Festival in France this weekend, and while Mini has yet to detail specific power numbers or show off the car's interior, it has produced a Nurburgring time: 8 ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid plays big brother to the Prius C
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    Toyota has unveiled the 2012 Yaris Hybrid at the Geneva Motor Show – the first B-segment hybrid in Europe. While the vehicle makes use of a 74-horsepower 1.5-liter gasoline engine, engineers mated the internal combustion mill with a more compact 80-hp electric motor along with a smaller ...

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    Report: Chrysler planning Dodge Avenger successor after all?
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    Don't cry for the Dodge Avenger just yet. According to USA Today, Chrysler is set to introduce new midsized sedans to replace both the Chrysler 200 and the much-maligned Dodge Avenger. The vehicles will be built on a version of the same platform that underpins the 2013 Dodge Dart. That news runs ...

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    Report: Infiniti to sign off on hatchback model's design in January
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    Infiniti is hard at work engineering a luxury hatchback for 2014, and it appears that the Japanese automaker is close to picking a final design. Dutch site Autoweek.nl reports that there are three designs on the table, and one will be chosen in January. That likely means that we won't see the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Fiat Punto returns to its roots [w/video]
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    The adorable Fiat 500 continues to be a sales superstar in various countries across the globe, which has made its Punto sibling feel a bit left out. But Fiat is determined to keep the Punto fresh and has done some tweaking to the 2012 model that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show. First ...

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    Official: Honda to debut all-new European five-door Civic in Frankfurt [w/video]
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    The 2012 Honda Civic has already launched here in the United States, but the party is just about to start for our friends in Europe. Across the pond, the Civic has always been quite different from the model we receive in North America, and for the new model year, that tradition will carry on. How ...

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    Spy Shots: Honda Civic five-door continues to shed camo
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    Honda debuted its 2012 Civic at this year's New York Auto Show, bringing the full suite of models to the Big Apple. But what about a five-door hatch? It's not quite ready, and not exactly confirmed for consumption the United States. This Honda Civic five-door hatchback is wearing a hefty dose ...

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    Geneva 2011: 2012 Kia Rio falls in line with the rest of its swoopy family
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    2012 Kia Rio – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The fourth-generation 2012 Kia Rio has made its world debut in front of the 2011 Geneva Motor Show crowd. From the subtle swooping body lines to the front grille, the all-new Rio now resembles the rest of the Kia family. For the 2012 ...

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    Ford releases new version of the Fiesta S1600, limited to just 500 units
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    Another day, another hot-hatch that the United Kingdom can enjoy while thumbing their nose at our relative lack of hot-hatchitude here in the States. Ford has just announced another limited-edition run of Fiesta S1600 hatchbacks. In 2010, Ford released a 650-car run of 118-horsepower Fiesta ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Ford Focus
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    Ford Proves It Can Build A Compact With A Pulse 2012 Ford Focus - Click above for high-res image gallery We should no longer be surprised by the notion of a compact car with big-sedan features and eye-popping fuel economy. New creations like the Hyundai Elantra and Chevrolet Cruze have gone ...

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    Video: 2012 Hyundai Veloster gets the B-roll treatment
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    2012 Hyundai Veloster B-roll footage – Click above to watch video after the jump
    B-roll footage isn't necessarily the most exciting visual or aural experience, but it allows us to see new production models strutting their stuff out on the road. Hyundai is wasting no time in getting the ...

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    Audi A1 quattro works it out in the snow
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    The Audi A1 quattro finally gets to play in the snow – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The diminutive Audi A1 hatchback has had to watch as it's older siblings enjoyed all-weather fun thanks to their quattro all-wheel drive system. Now the previously front-drive-only three-door is ...

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    Chevrolet Cruze hatchback design submitted for trademark
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    Chevrolet Cruze hatchback design drawings – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Most cars never look quite as cool as their conceptual and pre-production versions, and it would appear that the Chevrolet Cruze hatchback will be no exception. Carscoop was able to get its hands on design ...

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    Hatchbacks: Who says Americans don't buy 'em?
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    Hatchbacks and their sedan counterparts – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's a well-worn cliché that is uttered periodically by just about every product planner and PR wonk in the auto industry – one that's been dutifully parroted by the journalists and enthusiasts ...

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    Slick Little Number: Pogea Racing develops Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition with 264 HP
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    Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition by Pogea Racing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Soon enough, we Americans will be able to feast upon the Forbidden Fruit that is the Fiat 500. Will we get the hotted-up Abarth models? That remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure, we're super ...

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