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2018 Kia Rio remake teased for Paris

Kia has released the first look at the all-new fourth-generation Rio prior to its debut next month at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. The initial take on this more sophisticated iteration of the automaker’s front-drive subcompact is quite promising. The official renderings of the Rio 5-door hatch (a sedan is still expected to be part of the mix) show a vehicle Read more...

2017 Kia Forte Buyer's Guide

Kia is a brand on the rise; like its big brother Hyundai, it is carving out a bigger slice of the consumer market every year by offering unexpected refinement, impressive features and an outstanding warranty. The 2016 Kia Forte is designed to take on the leaders in the compact sedan segment, and in doing so makes a stronger case for itself than ever. Those Read more...

As promised, Honda will expand its popular Civic lineup for 2017 with the introduction of the all-new Civic Hatchback which was previewed at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. Adding a bit more European visual edge to basic design themes introduced on the tenth-generation 2016 Civic Sedan and Coupe models, the striking 5-door variant arrives in showrooms here this Read more...

After several days romping around in a 2016 Ford Focus Titanium -- the top trim level of Ford's compact car aside from the ST and RS performance variants -- I came away mostly impressed. It's a car that had a surprising way of growing on me, but it's not perfect. This test model was a beautiful Kona Blue 5-door hatchback. As with rival compact cars like the Read more...

The facelifted and upgraded 2017 Mazda Mazda3 which has just gone on sale in Japan and Canada has been unveiled in U.S. trim during a special event at Mazda's California headquarters. Due in showrooms this September, the updated compact sedan and hatch have a number of subtle cosmetic tweaks and new comfort/convenience items as well as Mazda’s new G Read more...

Even with gas prices hovering between $2 and $3 per gallon, Ford is continuing development on its B-Class entry, the 2018 Ford Fiesta, because it needs a small front-drive car like this to help meet fuel economy standards. The entry-level hatchback will likely return with a full range of offerings from its base 1.6-liter normally aspirated 4 Read more...