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Chevrolet Spark only Minicar to Perform Well in Newer IIHS Crash Test

Chevrolet Spark IIHS small overlap test The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently put some of the smallest cars on the market through its crash tests, and overall, they did not do well. Out of 11 minicars from the 2013 and 2014 model years tested, only the Chevrolet Spark earned a Top Safety Pick award. The Spark received the highest rating of Good in the IIHS’ side, roof strength, head restraint and moderate overlap front tests, as well as the second highest rating of Acceptable in ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, Chevrolet Spark, Toyota Prius c, Model News, Mitsubishi Mirage, top safety pick , IIHS crash tests, Mazda Mazda2

Honda Redesigns Fit, Adds Hybrid, Sedan Options

Honda Fit Honda has released images of the all-new Japanese model Fit and, according to Motor Trend, the pictures offer U.S. buyers a sneak peak of the 2015 U.S. model. The images show a blue Honda Fit hatchback with all-new styling that Motor Trend says will be featured on the 2015 U.S. model. Changes include more angular bodywork on the front, side and rear and a new headlight and grille combination that reminded Motor Trend of Honda’s Clarity ... continue reading»

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Reviewers Favorite Debuts from the LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show gave automotive journalists an up-close look at the latest new cars that are headed for the showroom floor. Here’s a look at their favorite debuts that will hit the streets in the months to come. Check out our full coverage of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. continue reading»

Tags: Features, Auto Shows, Ford Escape, Honda Fit, Hyundai Azera, Cadillac XTS, LA Auto Show, Infiniti JX, Subaru BRZ

2013 Honda Fit EV Debuts at LA Auto Show

Shoppers considering a car like the Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i were introduced to a new electric option Wednesday, as Honda officially unveiled the 2013 Fit EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The automaker says that it plans to begin leasing the all-electric Fit to customers in the summer of 2012, beginning with shoppers in select California and Oregon markets. The Fit EV will also be available in six East Coast markets by early 2013. The Fit EV will ... continue reading»

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2013 Honda Fit EV and 2012 CR-V to Debut at LA Auto Show

A few months back, we told you that Honda had a redesigned CR-V in the works for 2012. Now, the automaker announced that the new affordable compact SUV is set to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Joining the 2012 CR-V is an all-electric version of the Honda Fit, which is slated for the 2013 model year. The introduction of the Fit EV will likely help Honda establish its stake in the electric vehicle market, which currently ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Auto Shows, Honda CR V, Honda Fit, electric cars

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