Tag: hatchbacks

First Drive: A zinger from south of the 38th parallel, the 2018 Kia Stinger GT puts BMW in its crosshairs

Despite all the bluster about missiles and nukes north of the 38th parallel, the big action on the Korean Peninsula is south of there. That’s where Hyundai Motor Company, together with its Kia Motors and Genesis Motors affiliates, has grown exponentially to become the fourth largest automaker in the world.

First Look: With the 2018 Regal GS, Buick builds a different kind of sport utility vehicle

Buick calls the 2018 Regal GS a “sport sedan,” but it’s no more a sedan than a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a coupe. Based on the Regal Sportback, a 5-door hatchback with a rakish roofline, folding rear seats, and scads of utility, the new Regal GS blends performance, utility, and value in a compelling way.

First Drive: Redesigned for 2018, the Kia Rio proves cheap doesn’t mean crap

The last year has been a busy one for Kia. The South Korea-based automaker has introduced an all-new version of its full-size Cadenza sedan, put a new turbocharged engine in its top-selling Soul multi-activity vehicle, and is slowly launching the head-turning Stinger sports sedan. Not to be ignored is the smallest product in the automaker’s arsenal, the Rio subcompact.

First Drive: Honda finally brings its sport compact A-game to America, with the 2017 Civic Type R

Honda homies will notice it right away, but for the rest of us it’s important to understand the significance of the 2017 Civic Type R’s Honda badge. Red, it’s the first emblem of its color affixed to a U.S.-spec Honda, a detail previously reserved for Type R models sold in Europe and Japan.