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2014 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Opel hopes new Corsa will remain a best seller

Oct. 1, 2014 15:48 CET
Opel hopes its heavily reworked Corsa will remain a best seller, despite the fact that the subcompact is still using some components from the older platform. The next generation of the hatchback is due to launch in 2018....
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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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RICHARD TRUETT

Brit savvy makes this Chinese car a winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
The most credible car yet to emerge from China wears an unlikely badge: MG....
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VW prepares sporty Golf GTE plug-in hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Volkswagen is giving its new Golf plug-in hybrid car the GT label it uses for sporty models in a bid to boost the car's appeal....
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BMW i3 buyers face six-month wait for their cars

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW i3 buyers face a six-month wait to receive the electric car because of high demand....
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Peugeot 208 production will be cut in France

Jan. 30, 2014 11:48 CET
PSA will eliminate one of two shifts that builds the Peugeot 208 at its factory in Poissy, France, to help reduce overcapacity....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Peugeot says new 308 outshines VW Golf

Jan. 17, 2014 06:01 CET
With the new 308 hatchback, Peugeot thinks it has a worthy rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best-selling car. The 308 is key to Peugeot's plan to push the brand upscale to earn higher margins....
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2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Qoros will unveil production-ready hatchback in Geneva

Jan. 16, 2014 10:16 CET
Chinese automaker Qoros will unveil its second production model, the Qoros 3 compact hatchback, at the Geneva auto show in March....
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Honda's new plant takes manufacturing to the next level

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2013
Honda's newest assembly plant was seven years in the making, twice delayed and may be the last greenfield car factory in Japan for a long time....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

SUVs not that hot after all?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2013
SUVs and crossovers rank far below hatchbacks and sedans when it comes to what customers in Europe intend to purchase, according to a study....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Skoda Rapid Spaceback aimed at low-cost rivals

Nov. 19, 2013 06:15 CET
Skoda is challenging value brands such as Hyundai and Kia in Europe's key compact hatchback segment with the launch of its Rapid Spaceback....
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New Mini is bigger but more fuel efficient

Nov. 18, 2013 14:26 CET
Mini unveiled the latest generation of its iconic minicar, which will go on sale in Europe and the United States next spring. The new Mini is slightly larger than the current model but also lighter and more fuel efficient....
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