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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 Golf R DSG Quick Take

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 Read more...

2016 Hyundai Veloster adds a Rally Edition

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 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 Read more...

Modest but effective cosmetic changes coupled with significant infotainment/connectivity enhancements add to the appeal of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT that debuted in Chicago. Although the changes are limited to a bolder grille insert with four horizontal bright bars and restyled 17-inch alloy wheels included as part of the optional Style Package, they Read more...

Based on early teasers, we know the Kia Trail'ster Concept was going to be a pretty cool piece, but it's even more impressive in the metal. This born-to-run-anywhere variation on the Soul charts a new path on several levels, starting with its high-profile appearance and unique gasoline/electric powertrain. Beyond that, Tom Kearns who heads the Kia Read more...

Kia Motors America will unveil its newest show car at the Chicago Auto Show when the wraps come off of the Soul-based Trail'ster Concept. Created at Kia's California design studio "for city dwellers seeking the ultimate urban escape," the Trail'ster is billed as an e-AWD exercise. The brief press release describes the Trail'ster as being turbocharged Read more...