The Corolla hatch, on sale in the U.S. in July, has a more expressive, yet polarizing, face compared with the car it is replacing. Its interior, while boasting good materials, needs more spice to attract young buyers.
Ford adds the 3.0L Power Stroke diesel to its array of gasoline engines offered in the F-150 light-duty pickup, giving customers the option of strong towing and hauling capability along with good fuel economy.
Volvo takes on competitors in the rapidly growing small luxury CUV segment with its all-new ’19 XC40, featuring interior panache, powerful driver-assistance systems and an IKEA-worth of Scandinavian design touches.
The Korean automaker smartly took its time to develop a U.S.-specific vehicle with the Kona and pays off with expressive styling, a superb level of available content, buttoned-up driving dynamics and pricing that does not break the bank.