Audi S3 and S3 Sportback Get S-tronic Paddle Shift Transmission

Ready yourself for the inevitable screed of Clarksonian denigration ending in successively more nonsensical similes for how awful the Audi S3 and S3 Sportback featuring the flappy paddle shifters of the S-tronic transmission are. For the new model year, the S3s get the twin-clutch six speed selectable automatic… » 11/17/08 10:30am 11/17/08 10:30am

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback-X To Dress In Lesbian Chic

Today brings new info on the pending Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. According to unnamed Japanese sources, there's another variant in the works dubbed the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback-X. The "X" stands for extreme, obviously: Just look at the rock-crushing fender flares, the lifted suspension and the Subaru Impreza… » 7/30/08 11:20am 7/30/08 11:20am

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Coming To Paris Motor Show

We've been excited about the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback ever since we got confirmation that it would go into production. Now, we've got official shots and details to even further whet our appetites. This is the Ralliart trim model, which will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four pumping out a WRX-battling 240… » 6/11/08 6:00pm 6/11/08 6:00pm

2009 Audi S3 Sportback Breaks Cover In Cat Carrier?

Though not the next generation of the Audi A3 line which winked at us from the cover of Autobild, this shot of what appears to be the new Audi S3 Sportback sure does look good in a shrunken, well-powered wagon sort of way. Snapped somewhere in Germany behind the oppressive bars of what we're assuming to be some sort… » 3/27/08 8:45am 3/27/08 8:45am

Mitsubishi Joining Sportback Crowd: Lancer Prototype S

We don't know if these images from World Car Fans are official sketches, but they look pretty darn certifiably real to us. The concept, rumored to be coming to the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, is supposedly a lightly disguised production version of the Euro Spec 5 door Lancer Ralliart. The car will undoubtedly be powered… » 1/25/08 10:00am 1/25/08 10:00am