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    GM says young people like Chevy Spark because it's efficient, cheap

    General Motors is touting some numbers it has, showing that its venture into the low-priced, high mileage mini-car segment seems to be paying off by bringing in young and female buyers who've never owned a Chevrolet before. Since launching in the summer of 2012, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has sold ...

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    Nissan, Mitsubishi establish NMKV minicar joint venture for possible city car EV

    In mid-May, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to the automakers' minicars that are sold exclusively in Japan. The establishment of the minicar JV builds upon an agreement signed in December of 2010 that expanded the scope of cooperation ...

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    Nissan, Mitsubishi establish minicar joint venture

    On Friday, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to their minicars sold in the Japanese market. The establishment of this joint venture builds upon an earlier agreement, signed in December of 2010, to expand the scope of cooperation between ...

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    Report: Vauxhall/Opel to launch not one, but two all-new city cars by 2013

    Opel Trixx supermini concept
    Details regarding Opel/Vauxhall's upcoming city car have leaked out in spurts. Initially, we got word that the vehicle, which will be smaller than Opel's current subcompact Corsa, would make its grand entry in 2013 and target the likes of the Ford Ka, Volkswagen Up, ...

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    Toyota begins guerrilla Italian marketing campaign for upcoming iQ

    click above for a high res gallery of the Toyota iQ In a move which sheds some light on just how important the Italian market is for small cars, Toyota has begun a new guerrilla marketing campaign for its upcoming iQ minicar. Using magnets stuck to the sides of parked cars along with leaflets ...

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    Downer of the Day: Chevy Beat not coming to U.S.

    Click above for more live shots of the Chevy Beat conceptWe called the apparent decision by the General to bring the Beat to the U.S. a "no brainer". Unfortunately, that premature news wasn't quite based in fact, as the cool little mini-car will not be coming to American shores. Too bad, 'cause our ...

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    BMW could go smaller than the MINI to meet EU CO2 rules

    BMW could attack the new EU carbon dioxide emissions limits by adding a tiny BMW-branded car to the lineup. The new model would likely share a platform with the British-built icon but be even smaller and wear the roundel badge and twin grille. Such a car would help reduce BMWs fleet CO2 average but ...

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    eBay find of the day: Goggomobil Shopper

    Once again, it bears repeating that the Smart FourTwo is not even close to being the first of its kind. Itsy-bitsy cars have been around since the car was invented, and here is further proof of that. What you are looking at is a Goggomobil Shopper. According to Winding Road, the car was "developed ...

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    A smart comparison? Or, the evolution of the smart.

    Have you been wondering what all has been changed on the Smart Fourtwo from the first generation to the second? Have you wanted to see the two vehicles side-by-side to judge those changes yourself? Well then, good news! Here are some photos that I found at The Scooter Scoop which show the car in ...

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    NY Auto Show Preview: Chevrolet Trax mini-car concept

    Click on the photo for a high-res image of the Chevy Trax conceptNext week at the New York Auto Show, General Motors will be unveiling a trio of mini-car concepts, the first of which you can see right here. The Chevrolet Trax is a four door motivated by a 1.0L gas engine with a two-tone ...

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    Mitsubishi "i" car coming to US market?

    Mitsubishi has apparently been testing their new "i" car in Los Angeles but if they do decide to bring the Smart-like fouriseater to the US Market, it won't be for several years yet. Like most small Japanese cars, the current generation of the "i" is only engineered for right-hand drive. Converting ...

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    On Point crawls into tiny cars, and some are stackable

    On yesterday's On Point, the NPR radio show, the topic was small. Tiny, actually. Tiny cars. These vehicles - cars like the SMART, the Renault Twingo, or the Ford Ka - are gaining interest here as gas prices rise. On Point featured five voices of those in the know, including Rick Woodbury, the ...


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