The Truth About Cars » subcompact car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Toyota’s Best-Selling Subcompact Is A Scion-Badged Mazda, Naturally http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyotas-best-selling-subcompact-scion-badged-mazda-naturally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/toyotas-best-selling-subcompact-scion-badged-mazda-naturally/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 17:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303609 The best-selling Toyota subcompact in America is a Mexican-built Mazda that’s sold as a Scion and will soon be sold as a Toyota. It’s a car that’s already called the Yaris R in Mexico and the Yaris Sedan in Canada. Meanwhile, Toyota’s once hot-selling subcompact, the Toyota-branded Yaris, is a hatchback imported from France that scarcely […]

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The best-selling Toyota subcompact in America is a Mexican-built Mazda that’s sold as a Scion and will soon be sold as a Toyota. It’s a car that’s already called the Yaris R in Mexico and the Yaris Sedan in Canada. Meanwhile, Toyota’s once hot-selling subcompact, the Toyota-branded Yaris, is a hatchback imported from France that scarcely […]

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Honda HR-V Outsells Fit By Four-To-One, But Why? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/honda-hr-v-outsells-fit-4-1-margin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/honda-hr-v-outsells-fit-4-1-margin/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200769 During the first three months of Honda HR-V availability, U.S. sales of the Honda Fit jumped 25 percent. Yet as the public’s HR-V awareness increased – and sales of the Fit-based subcompact CUV decreased due to supply constraints – Fit sales fell through the floor in August and September of 2015. August sales of the Fit […]

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During the first three months of Honda HR-V availability, U.S. sales of the Honda Fit jumped 25 percent. Yet as the public’s HR-V awareness increased – and sales of the Fit-based subcompact CUV decreased due to supply constraints – Fit sales fell through the floor in August and September of 2015. August sales of the Fit […]

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Mazda USA Isn’t Importing The New 2: Here’s Why http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/mazda-usa-isnt-importing-new-2-heres/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/mazda-usa-isnt-importing-new-2-heres/#comments Mon, 25 May 2015 13:51:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1075034   Although the car’s been certified for sale in the United States, Mazda won’t be bringing the new 2 to American consumers. That doesn’t mean the possibility isn’t there for the future, according to Automotive News, nor does it mean the 2 won’t appear in the United States in another form. Despite significant improvements, the […]

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  Although the car’s been certified for sale in the United States, Mazda won’t be bringing the new 2 to American consumers. That doesn’t mean the possibility isn’t there for the future, according to Automotive News, nor does it mean the 2 won’t appear in the United States in another form. Despite significant improvements, the […]

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April 2015: Finally A Strong Month For Subcompact Car Sales In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/april-2015-finally-strong-month-subcompact-car-sales-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/april-2015-finally-strong-month-subcompact-car-sales-america/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 16:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1066146 In April, for the first time this year, U.S. sales of the core group of nine subcompact cars increased on a year-over-year basis. After January’s 2% decline, February’s 11% decrease, and March’s 12% drop (and the first-quarter’s 9% decline), April sales of the Nissan Versa-led subcompact group grew 9% compared with April 2014. This brings […]

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In April, for the first time this year, U.S. sales of the core group of nine subcompact cars increased on a year-over-year basis. After January’s 2% decline, February’s 11% decrease, and March’s 12% drop (and the first-quarter’s 9% decline), April sales of the Nissan Versa-led subcompact group grew 9% compared with April 2014. This brings […]

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Cain’s Segments: Subcompact Cars In September 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/cains-segments-subcompact-cars-september-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/cains-segments-subcompact-cars-september-2014/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:57:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=928265 In a U.S. auto industry that’s seen total new vehicle sales rise 5.5% over the first nine months of 2014, car sales are up just 1% year-over-year. Subcompacts are performing slightly better, rising 2.8% through the end of September. During the month of September, specifically, the subcompact category grew 4.9% as overall car sales rose […]

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In a U.S. auto industry that’s seen total new vehicle sales rise 5.5% over the first nine months of 2014, car sales are up just 1% year-over-year. Subcompacts are performing slightly better, rising 2.8% through the end of September. During the month of September, specifically, the subcompact category grew 4.9% as overall car sales rose […]

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Capsule Review: Honda Fit, Made In China Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-review-honda-fit-made-in-china-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-review-honda-fit-made-in-china-edition/#comments Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466306 TTAC’s fascination with all things Chinese mandates that we get our hands on the first Chinese car to be sold on North American shores, lest we betray our mandate. That first example happened to come from Honda – and the Made In China Fit you see here might be the one vehicle most true to […]

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TTAC’s fascination with all things Chinese mandates that we get our hands on the first Chinese car to be sold on North American shores, lest we betray our mandate. That first example happened to come from Honda – and the Made In China Fit you see here might be the one vehicle most true to […]

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Fiat 500 Pop, Selling New For $12,995 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/fiat-500-pop-selling-new-for-12995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/fiat-500-pop-selling-new-for-12995/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 20:41:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443374 No, TTAC hasn’t been hijacked by car dealers other than Mr. Lang. Scouring the local newspapers, TTAC’s Great White North contingent found brand new Fiat 500s being sold for the incredible price of $12,995 for the base “Pop” model. While the $11,798 Nissan Versa sedan is still cheaper, style conscious Toronto residents will no doubt […]

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No, TTAC hasn’t been hijacked by car dealers other than Mr. Lang. Scouring the local newspapers, TTAC’s Great White North contingent found brand new Fiat 500s being sold for the incredible price of $12,995 for the base “Pop” model. While the $11,798 Nissan Versa sedan is still cheaper, style conscious Toronto residents will no doubt […]

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Review: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo-take-two/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:54:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430573 My intial review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic was less than stellar. Considerably less. But, as noted, that reviewed covered the LT trim level with the normally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Everyone else (aside from our own Steve Lang) has been reviewing the LTZ trim level with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four and […]

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My intial review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic was less than stellar. Considerably less. But, as noted, that reviewed covered the LT trim level with the normally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Everyone else (aside from our own Steve Lang) has been reviewing the LTZ trim level with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four and […]

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Suzuki Displaying 1600 Pound Booger At Geneva Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/suzuki-displaying-1600-pound-booger-at-geneva-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/suzuki-displaying-1600-pound-booger-at-geneva-auto-show/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 17:46:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428977 Now, this isn’t something I picked out of my nose. This is Suzuki’s new A-segment concept, a car that weighs a mere 1600 lbs. Already unveiled as the Suzuki Regina at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show, the car will now be dubbed the G70 when it gets its second showing at Geneva. The G70 is […]

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Now, this isn’t something I picked out of my nose. This is Suzuki’s new A-segment concept, a car that weighs a mere 1600 lbs. Already unveiled as the Suzuki Regina at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show, the car will now be dubbed the G70 when it gets its second showing at Geneva. The G70 is […]

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