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Compared to their sedan counterparts, hatchbacks offer more flexible cargo capacity using a wide rear hatch that opens up to the car's interior, rather than a trunk.


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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition price sliced

A higher-value variation on the basic EV theme, the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition is heading into showrooms with a starting sticker of $34,270 before the $7,500 federal tax credit and any other state or local incentives. Available at participating VW dealers across the country, the new Limited Edition costs $1,995 less than a standard SLE-spec e Read more...

EV Resale: Short circuiting the electric dream?

As manufacturers expand their EV offerings as a way to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, it's becoming apparent that this alternative technology will not hold its value as well as more conventionally powered cars, according to resale value data gleaned by Kelley Blue Book. Pure electrics like2012 models Nissan's Leaf and Mitsubishi's iMiEV Read more...

Following a one-year hiatus, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV returns to the automaker's lineup for 2016. Arriving in dealer showrooms late next month, the diminutive 4-passenger EV carries over virtually unchanged. That status quo includes its sticker price which remains at $23,845 before a $7,500 federal tax credit that can drop the bottom line to $16,345 - and take Read more...

The 2015 Golf R is the most powerful, fastest, best-handling production Golf that Volkswagen has ever made. And for its first model-year of production, the latest generation of VW's souped-up hatchback is only available with an automatic transmission. But before the enthusiasts out there -- many of them fans of three-pedal driving -- begin to riot, know two Read more...

Looking more intensely focused, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster lineup made its debut in Chicago with a new range-topping Rally Edition that will be limited to just 1,200 units.  All versions of the sporty front-driver with its unique 3-door+hatch configuration benefit from a variety of trim upgrades, the common thread a modest nose job that includes a new Read more...

Making its first public appearance in U.S., the 2016 Kia Rio shows  more style and user friendly character in its Chicago debut. Both the Rio Sedan and 5-door Hatch that bowed in Euro-guise last fall at the Paris show were on hand at the reveal. Each version of Kia's entry-level subcompact sports its own revised nose and tail treatment for 2016 that Read more...