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If the Toyota GR Yaris is sacred fruit, this GRMN variant is Eve’s apple

If the Toyota GR Yaris is sacred fruit, this GRMN variant is Eve’s apple

Japanese automaker Toyota started the new year by teasing us with a new GR GT3 concept and a tuned GR Yaris a week before the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon. What really struck our fancy is the GR Yaris since Toyota refuses to bring its "rally-bred pocket rocket" to Uncle Sam’s willing buyers. And now, Toyota has unveiled the GR Yaris GRMN, a limited-edition and more hardcore version of the brand’s world-beating hot hatch.

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Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

Carbon Edition 2022 Mazda 3 sees the Polymetal Gray trend spread

The 2022 Mazda 3 has a new Carbon Edition trim slotting between the Preferred and Premium models. Available as a hatchback ($27,415 including $1,015 destination) or four-door sedan ($28,415), it features the same Polymetal Gray paint as Carbon Edition models of the outgoing Mazda 6, CX-5, and CX-9. It also gets a 12-speaker Bose premium audio system, black 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, and red leather upholstery.

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This Toyota GR Yaris prototype hides a new twist on hydrogen power

This Toyota GR Yaris prototype hides a new twist on hydrogen power

Japanese auto giant Toyota has released images of its latest hydrogen-powered creation. No, it's not a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCEV) like the sleek new Toyota Mirai. As you can see, Toyota has outfitted its brilliant GR Yaris hot hatch with a simple ol' internal combustion engine, but this time it runs on hydrogen instead of fossil fuel.

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2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

2022 BMW M135i xDrive appears with new paint colors and improved underpinnings

The 2022 BMW M135i xDrive is getting a couple of mechanical updates and new paint colors to keep up with the new VW Golf R, Audi S3, and the Mercedes-AMG A35. However, the changes are strictly for the range-topping M135i xDrive trim, and we have no word if BMW is also updating the rest of its 1-Series lineup. The latest M135i has yet to receive the full-bore M treatment, but the improvements are enough to make you stop and take a second look.

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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback goes on sale with a $23,915 base price

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback goes on sale with a $23,915 base price

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is a sportier version of the 11th-gen Civic sedan. Executive editor Chris Davies drove the 2022 Civic sedan last June. He praised the new Civic as a “complete car” with eye-catching styling, decent driving manners, and a rewarding turbocharged four-cylinder engine. However, nowhere did he mention the car lacked sportiness. “Honda has really nailed the new Civic’s overall tuning, and you notice it in the corners, too,” Davies said.

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2022 Ford Fiesta gets mild styling updates; Fiesta ST has more torque

2022 Ford Fiesta gets mild styling updates; Fiesta ST has more torque

The 2022 Ford Fiesta arrives in Europe with a few styling updates and a mild power upgrade for the hotter Fiesta ST version. Ford has discontinued the Fiesta (and other cars except for the Mustang) in America beginning a few years back. But in Europe, the Fiesta remains a strong competitor against other superminis like the Vauxhall Corsa, VW Polo, and Seat Ibiza.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI BBS Concept pays homage to the Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI BBS Concept pays homage to the Mk2 GTI

Volkswagen has unveiled a new production-based concept that harks back to the original Mk2 Golf GTI. Working with Philadelphia-based VW enthusiast Jamie Orr, the Golf GTI BBS Concept’s biggest draw is its wheels. It has BBS 19x9 Super RS rims with the waffle and hex pattern we all drool about, and it fits the Mk8 Golf GTI quite well.

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2022 Honda Civic Hatchback arrives with a six-speed manual gearbox

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback arrives with a six-speed manual gearbox

Fresh from debuting the all-new, eleventh-generation Civic sedan last April, the 2022 Civic Hatchback has appeared with a sportier and more athletic vibe. The styling is definitely worth mentioning. We’ve been wondering how Honda’s newfound clean-sheet design theme will transition nicely from sedan to hatchback form. And now, we know.

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