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2018 Subaru WRX

2018 Subaru WRXNewly promoted young professionals with money to burn, listen up: The 2018 Subaru WRX is a new-car pick that you won’t have to lie about to your parents. That’s because it still sports standard all-wheel drive, four doors, and a reasonable trunk. Most versions look like ringers for run-of-the-mill, smart compact sedans—although...

2018 Chevrolet Spark

2018 Chevrolet SparkThe 2018 Chevrolet Spark hatchback is the smallest Chevy on the North American market, and it’s become something of a forgotten model. The five-door minicar is a family car in developing countries, but in the States, its fuel efficiency and easy parking lack appeal in an age of cheap gasoline and surging sales of utility vehicles. The Spark...

Uber's Chinese rival, Dutch Tesla wagon, Honda Clarity Plug-In driven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Didi logoUber's Chinese rival coming to North America Didi Chuxing, the rideshare giant that drove Uber out of China, is turning its attention to Mexico in a bid to gain a foothold on North American soil. The move marks Didi’s first attempt at international expansion. What's New for 2018: Mini Mini's lineup isn't quite as maxi as it was a couple of...

2018 Honda Clarity

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In HybridThe 2018 Honda Clarity lineup includes the Japanese maker’s greenest models, with two of its three versions releasing no tailpipe emissions at all. However, only one of the three mid-size sedan versions will be sold nationwide. That’s the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which goes on sale early in 2018. The plug-in Clarity comes in standard...

What's New for 2018: Mini

2018 Mini Countryman Mini's lineup isn't quite as maxi as it was a couple of years ago. That's a good thing since it has allowed the BMW-owned British icon to dial down overlap between models that didn't really have a mission. Today's lineup is more focused on what consumers really want—the standard Cooper in classic three-door and more practical five-door...