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Kia Readying GTI-, Focus ST-Fighting Pro_cee’d GT Hot Hatch

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At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, Kia took the wraps off its new Pro_cee’d, a two-door rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, and Opel Astra. Now, the automaker is working on a hotter version to do battle with the Golf GTI, Focus ST, and Astra OPC. Not much has been revealed about the Pro_cee’d GT – all Kia is telling us so far is that it will be powered by a turbocharged version ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still took third place with 16,161 total sales. Fourth and fifth place went to the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra with ...

2014 Kia Forte 5-Door: How Does It Compare to Mazda, Volkswagen Hatches?

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With the redesigned 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door, the automaker is positioning the four-door hatchback as a sportier alternative to the also-new 2014 Forte sedan. While the Forte 5-Door shares its hood and headlights with the sedan, the hatchback’s front end has a slimmer grille to complement the more aggressive sheetmetal. Under the hood, the Forte hatchback’s standard engine is the sedan’s optional 173-hp 2.0-liter I-4, while the Hyundai’s Veloster Turbo’s 201-hp turbocharged 1.6-liter engine is ...

No Competition: Toyota Camry is Best-Selling Midsize Sedan of 2012

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The Toyota Camry consistently led midsize sales throughout 2012, so it should come as no shock that the sedan is the best-selling vehicle in its class overall for the year. The Camry sold a total of 404,886 units for the year, a full 73,014 cars more than second-place finisher Honda Accord, at 331,872. In third place at 302,934 units sold was the Nissan Altima, a new model of which was introduced mid-year. The Ford Fusion came ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite 2013 Chicago Auto Show Debut?

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show might not be filled with fast and dangerous new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, but quite a few interesting and important new concept and production-ready vehicles have debuted including the updated 2014 Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Ram Promaster, and the diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. After reading about the Chicago auto show cars below – and visiting our 2013 Chicago Auto Show page – tell us which debut was your ...