Hatchback

Scion plans revival with iM hatchback, iA compact sedan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Toyota Motor Corp. is set to unveil two new nameplates for its struggling Scion brand next month at the New York auto show -- a five-door iM hatchback and a sporty compact sedan designated the iA....
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Honda may bring UK-built Civic hatchback to U.S., report says

9:55 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2015

Could American Honda be getting its first hatchback Civic in years or possibly even the coveted Type R hot hatch?...
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PSA may expand sales of Citroen C4 Cactus to China

March 4, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA may expand sales of its Citroen C4 Cactus to China in a sign that a repositioning of the brand is bearing fruit. Sales of the hatchback have topped 50,000, beating expectations....
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BMW, Toyota may cooperate on new Mini, report says

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW and Toyota may cooperate on a small, decontented entry model for the Mini lineup that would be called the Minor, a German media report said. Toyota could sell its own version of the car, which may be called the Starlet, the report added....
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Ford will add Fiesta output in Russia as Focus slides

Dec. 4, 2014 06:01 CET

Ford will build the Fiesta subcompact in Russia next year as it scrambles to replace sales lost by collapsing demand for its Focus compact. The Fiesta will be produced alongside the EcoSport small SUV at Ford's third joint venture plant in Russia....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mini 5-door may become best-seller

Nov. 13, 2014 06:01 CET

The Mini five-door variant targets customers who need more space. Available for the first time with the option of a head-up display and adaptive cruise control, Mini says the five-door hatchback could become its best-seller....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel expects new Corsa to remain a best seller

Oct. 1, 2014 15:48 CET

Opel hopes its heavily reworked Corsa will remain the automaker's best seller in Europe. CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann said new driver assistance and infotainment systems will help maintain the car's success....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mini will show new 5-door hatchback at Paris

Sept. 19, 2014 14:52 CET

Mini will unveil its first five-door hatchback in Paris as the BMW subsidiary seeks to attract new customers and those looking for something bigger than the current three-door Mini....
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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Honda reveals longer, sleeker, sportier Jazz

Sept. 17, 2014 12:44 CET

Honda has released pictures of its near-production next-generation Jazz subcompact, which show a bigger, sportier-looking model than the current car. The Jazz is Honda's No. 3-selling model in Europe after the Civic and CR-V....
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Redesigned Mazda2 aims to break from subcompact pack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

Not long ago, the term "subcompact car" was all but synonymous with "Japanese import."...
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Hyundai seeks boost from sporty 3-door i20

Sept. 14, 2014 06:01 CET

Hyundai hopes that a sporty three-door coupe version of its i20 will give it a boost in Europe's key subcompact segment, where the automaker's current-generation offerings have lagged behind competitors....
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Report: New look for the 8th-gen Volkswagen Golf

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2014

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf due in 2017 will be lower, wider and look much different from the current hatchback, German magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported....
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Nissan's revived Datsun launches mi-Do hatchback

Aug. 29, 2014 12:55 CET

Datsun unveiled its second model, the mi-Do hatchback, at the Moscow auto show. The car, based on the Lada Kalina, is aimed at Russian families who want to own a foreign car but cannot afford current offerings from Western brands....
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2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Qoros wants Europe to account for 10% of global sales, exec says

June 5, 2014 09:35 CET

Chinese carmaker Qoros expects to sell more than 10 percent of its cars in Europe after it extends sales across the region by 2016, Stefano Villanti, Qoros' head of sales told the Automotive News Europe Congress....
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VW goes for value with Golf, GTI

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2014

With its seventh-generation Golf and Golf GTI, now made for the United States in Puebla, Mexico, VW had a chance to drive down costs and lower sticker prices in pursuit of market share. But instead, VW reinvested in smooth powertrains and practical-yet-refined interiors that outclass most rivals....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

China's Qoros uses Slovakia to prepare for a full European roll out

April 16, 2014 06:15 CET

Chinese automaker Qoros is using Slovakia as its first global export market with the goal of rolling out the brand across western Europe within two years....
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2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Audi to revive A3 hatch in U.S., sans gasoline

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014

Audi has decided to bring back the five-door version of its A3 compact to the United States -- but without an ordinary gasoline engine. The five-door body style will be available with a 2-liter TDI engine next summer, Audi said today. Audi already announced plans to sell a plug-in hybrid version of the hatchback called the A3 e-tron....
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