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Nissan Unveils Next-Gen High-Tech 2020 Versa

Nissan's 2020 Versa debuted during a music festival in Florida as a heavily updated subcompact sedan that adds an array of driver-assisting tech, much sportier styling, and a more powerful engine.

Kia Rio Captures 2018 Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the 2018 Kia Rio its prestigious Top Safety Pick+ designation when the subcompact car is outfitted with frontal crash prevention and newly available good-rated LED headlights.

Subaru's 2019 Impreza Starts at $19,480

Subaru is bringing back its 2019 Impreza subcompact sedan and hatchback as carryover models that will retail for about $100 more than their 2018 counterparts.

Accent, Rio Get Good IIHS Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has given two redesigned subcompact cars, the 2018 Kia Rio and Hyundai Accent, a good rating after they were put through its rigorous driver-side small overlap front crash test.

Chevrolet Sonic Cars Recalled for Driver’s Seat Issue

General Motors is recalling an estimated 71 2018 Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars because a joint in the driver’s seat-back frame may be improperly welded and could compromise the strength of the frame. If this is the case, the seat-back could fail during a rear-impact crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Ford, GM Discontinuing Cars: WSJ Report

General Motors will end production of its Chevrolet Sonic subcompact car and Ford Motor Co. plans to discontinue its Fiesta subcompact car and Taurus midsize sedan, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.

2019 Toyota Yaris Sheds Scion-Era Nomenclature

Toyota is renaming its Yaris subcompact sedan and will offer the car in three trim grades for 2019. The 2019 Yaris will no longer be known as the Yaris iA — a not to its earlier shared platform with Scion, which was discontinued in 2016.