The Hyundai Veloster is rather odd, and we mean that in both the good and bad senses of the word. Its most striking feature is the sloped roof that becomes the top half of the car's kammback (the technical name for this style of sloping hatchback). There are other interesting lines, angles, and protrusions, but the roof is what gives the Veloster its odd looks. It's not a new design feature. It's been seen on the AMC Eagle, the Honda CRX Si, and of course, the dreaded Pontiac Aztek.
The Mini Hardtop Cooper, BMW's littlest car and the keystone of its Mini lineup, was given a complete makeover for 2014. Now in its third generation as a member of BMW's family, the Hardtop Cooper S finds itself growing in nearly every direction. It's got a new look on the outside, a new look on the inside, and a new set of engines.
We didn't have high hopes that the newest Lexus luxury crossover SUV (or CUV), the NX, would offer much in the way of smiles per mile. Yes, Lexus has tried to shed its staid image by getting sportier (there seems to be an "F Sport" trim for just about every model), and it's even succeeded in some cases - mainly with the recently redesigned IS sports sedan and the larger GS sports sedan.
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