A new pocket-rocket is emerging in the U.
S. market, driven by tougher federal fuel-economy standards and buyers wanting more bang for their buck.
All-new punched-up small cars coming soon include B-segment products such as the Chevy Sonic RS, Fiat 500 Turbo and a widely expected but yet-unconfirmed Ford Fiesta ST.
Unlike the hot hatches of the last decade, the new breed is smaller, cheaper and more fuel-efficient. At the same time, it delivers on the promise of genuinely superior driving dynamics by eschewing an old industry practice of dressing up standard models with stickers and badges, but few mechanical upgrades.Read Article