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Auto123.com’s most read stories of the month (May 2017)

Auto123.com’s most read stories of the month (May 2017)

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Here are the top 10 news, car reviews, and features that caught your attention this past month on Auto123.com…

Subcompact utility vehicles have overall dimensions in line with compact cars, but offer more generous cargo space, not to mention the increased safety elements of an SUV. For those living an active lifestyle, whether as part of a family or not, a vehicle like the new 2017 Nissan Qashqai is an ideal choice.

Subaru invited us to Kelowna, British Columbia, to test drive the 2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI on some of the best roads available in the Canadian province's mountainous interior on our way to a pit-stop at the country's newest track, Area 27.

Can’t wait to see the new Hyundai Kona? Ahead of its world premiere on June 13, the Korean automaker’s European division, which is in charge of developing this subcompact crossover, released a video providing a great first look at its contours and styling.   

The second-generation 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan arrives in dealerships this summer. Significantly larger than its predecessor, with seating for up to seven, it gets the most advanced version ever of Volkswagen’s turbocharged and direct-injected EA888 4-cylinder engine promising an improved combination of power, efficiency and responsiveness.

The iconic Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S sports car first hit the market in Japan on May 30, 1967, which means the company’s famous rotary engine turned 50 this week. Learn more about it by clicking on the link. 

At the Volkswagen GTI’s big annual meet in Wörthersee, Austria, where more than 200,000 fans gathered to celebrate what is arguably the most influential sporty car of all time, a number of prototypes and special concepts made their world debut. We have an overview.

Two highly popular compact SUV models have come forth with next-generation editions this year: the 2017 Honda CR-V and 2017 Mazda CX-5. As we’ve already reviewed both of them, the team at Auto123.com figured a quick comparative review would be a helpful exercise for undecided consumers.

The season is finally here to head out on the open road with an open top. We looked at the various models available on the Canadian market in 2017 and presented you with our top 10 convertibles for summer!

Planning to buy a green car this year? Check out Auto123.com’s 2017 Hybrid and Electric Car Guide providing all the useful information you need to begin your shopping process and help you make an informed decision: important facts and figures (including base price), links to technical specifications and/or our most recent reviews, as well as photos and videos.

The compact sedan market segment has been losing steam for a few years now, and that’s in large part due to the rise in popularity of sub-compact and compact SUVs. The saving grace is the increase of hatchbacks, which not only offer an undeniable advantage in terms of cargo capacity but also come in sporty versions that appeal greatly to fans of fun driving. Here are the top 10 compact hatchbacks in terms of quality, performance and popularity.