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2016 Smart Fortwo makes American debut

Previewed last summer in European trim, the 2016 Smart Fortwo appears in full U.S. trim at the New York Auto Show. The new Fortwo reflects a significant update in style, space and available standard/optional equipment. Developed with Renault, this Gen II variant also benefits from all-new powertrain and suspension aimed at delivering what Smart promises Read more...

2016 Scion iM teased for New York

Toyota released this first glimpse of a production 2016 Scion iM which will be revealed at the New York Auto Show. First seen in iM Concept form last fall in Los Angeles, this new 5-door hatchback will share much of its basic styling as well as its platform and interior configuration with the refreshed 2016 Toyota Auris that debuted in Geneva.  Also: Read more...

Due for a simultaneous reveal early next month at the New York Auto Show as well as in Seoul where it will be produced, the 2016 Chevrolet Spark has surfaced in this first official preview image. Despite Chevy's best efforts to hide the finer details, it's clear the remake has given the subcompact Spark a slightly more sophisticated overall character, Read more...

Making its global debut in Geneva, the new Opel Karl offers an early look at the design -- and likely many of the features  -- expected in the fully remade 2016 Chevrolet Spark that will be officially unveiled next month at the New York Auto Show. Opel's entry-level subcompact 5-door hatchback hopes to impress the European buyers with its contemporary Read more...

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...

Boasting a host of unique styling touches, the 2016 Mini Cooper Countryman Park Lane made its debut in Geneva. To be offered in Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S All4 models, this latest variation on the theme takes its name from a high-end district in the London borough of Mayfair. The Countryman will be the third Mini model to carry this distinctive badging, Read more...