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Hyundai Introduces Elantra Coupe and GT Hatchback at Chicago Auto Show

Coupe and GT hatchback models of the popular Hyundai Elantra debuted at the Chicago Auto Show this week, and will be available this year as 2013 models. The Elantra coupe hits showrooms this spring, while the GT hatchback won’t be available until the summer.   Both the 2013 coupe and GT hatchback share many similarities with the Hyundai Elantra sedan. All have a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower. Both the Elantra coupe and GT hatchback can be ... continue reading»

Tags: Hyundai Elantra, Affordable Small Cars, Model News, Hyundai Elantra coupe, Hyundai Elantra GT, Chicago Auto Show

Chevrolet to Offer Sport-tuned Sonic RS Model

Chevrolet will add a performance-oriented RS variant to its Sonic lineup for the 2013 model year. Chevrolet says that its primary goal is to give the Sonic “a more performance-oriented look and feel,” according to the automaker’s press release. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS, which is only available as a hatchback, will be powered by the same 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine available on the 2012 Sonic, and will be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Celebrates 100th Birthday by Selling 1 Millionth Cruze

Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th birthday this month. One of the highlights of the centennial celebration is hitting the 1 million global sales mark with its popular affordable small car, the Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze “is the fourth best-selling nameplate in its segment and the seventh best-selling nameplate overall,” Chevy says in a statement. The Cruze is sold in many global markets besides the U.S., including China, Russia, Canada, Spain and India. The Detroit Free Press says the Cruze ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet, Affordable Small Cars, Model News, GM

2012 Kia Rio Sedan Pricing Released

Kia released the redesigned 2012 Kia Rio 5-Door ahead of the sedan, but the four-door is soon to follow. It will be available in early 2012 and will start at $13,400, according to Kia. That makes the Rio sedan just one more addition to a slew of compact cars, like the Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa and Chevrolet Sonic, that are redesigned or all-new for 2012. In terms of price, the Rio is more expensive than both the Accent and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Chevrolet Sonic, Affordable Small Cars

Chevrolet Announces Pricing for 2012 Sonic

General Motors has announced that the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, due in dealerships this fall, will have a starting price of $13,735 for sedan models. That’s about $1,800 more than the outgoing Chevrolet Aveo, which it replaces, and about $1,300 more than the base Ford Fiesta, another affordable small car. Inside Line writes, “The Chevrolet Sonic has the Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit in the crosshairs when it comes to pricing.” But while the Fiesta’s starting ... continue reading»

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