As expected, Lexus is odds-on to scrap the CT small hatchback and replace it with a small crossover SUV sharing some bits with the Toyota C-HR, to better capitalise on demand at the lower end of the luxury market.
The CT200h is Lexus' smallest car, and also its only vehicle sold exclusively with a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. Yet its global sales haven't been spectacular, with the key US market even dropping the model for 2018.
Along with the RC20GT Honda Type R study we showed you earlier today, Mugen also brought a sporty Civic hatchback prototype to the 2018 Tokyo Motor Show to showcase a multitude of exterior and interior parts.
According to the Japanese tuner, there should be a sense of unity and power to the Civic, even in non Type-R form, and if you look close at this prototype, you'll see what they mean.
The all-new Honda Civic hatch may be one of the most practical cars in its segment, but it lacks a crucial item that used to be standard: Magic Seats.
The Honda Magic Seats system in the previous-generation Civic hatch would allow the seat bases to be folded up to allow a large storage area, and the seat backs could also be folded down flat for extra convenience. To see just how clever they are, check out our video on the ninth-gen Civic hatch.
The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs.
Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company. Small hatchbacks are a favourite among those consumers.
Scheduled to go on sale in Europe next month, the new Bi-tone edition Auris 5-door and Touring Sport models will be available in Pearl White, Tokyo Red or Granite Grey with black highlights.
The idea behind the new Bi-tone edition was to offer customers a more distinctive look, as Toyota is hoping to further refine a model that's already proven popular in the European C-segment.
The Toyota Corolla iM, some time earlier the Scion iM, is an extraordinarily elegant little hatchback, regardless it doesn't have the verve and life of our most venerated economy hatches. Papadakis Racing dealt with those issues when building Fredric Aasbo's most recent Rockstar Energy-maintained float auto. It's a Corolla iM with a marvelous 1,000 torque and back wheel drive.
in the event that you hadn't speculated from that line alone, there isn't a gigantic measure of Corolla iM left under the float auto's expanded body. Nonetheless, it does in any case have a Toyota four-barrel in the engine. It's a 2AR motor whose less intense cousins are found under the hoods of the RAV4 and Camry, among others. It makes the already said 1,000 drive and 850 pound-feet of torque in light of both a turbocharger pumping in 33 psi of lift and nitrous oxide imbuement. The power experiences a four-speed canine box transmission to the back wheels, and the auto highlights broad monitor flares at all four corners.