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Honda has just introduced the third generation 2015 Fit for the American market. Set to go on sale this spring, Honda promises this new Fit will continue to offer great interior space and fuel efficiency while retaining the fun-to-drive reputation this little hatchback has earned over the years.
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Nissan is bringing back a nameplate once known in North America for cheap, affordable motoring.
Dynamischer Kompakter mit vier Türen
Everyone knows “bigger is better,” especially in America. It’s practically our national slogan; the founding fathers should have included it in the Bill of Rights as the 10.5th Amendment. Here in the land of the free and the home of the brave there may be a compelling case for all things large and in charge, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for small.
There’s nothing wrong with going compact, especially when it comes to cars. With high fuel prices and environmental concerns on the minds of more drivers than ever, people are looking to downsize, but they don’t necessarily want to sacrifice luxury accoutrements. Luckily the industry is responding to this demand, particularly high-end German brands.
BMW has offered its 1 Series in the U.S. for a few years now, Mercedes-Benz is poised to introduce its much-anticipated CLA-Class compact sedan in September and Audi is cooking up a brand-new version of its popular A3. This 2015 model promises drivers a mountain of premium features in a deliciously right-sized package. Here’s everything you need to know about this new product from Ingolstadt.
Production for major automakers numbers in the millions every year, but that doesn’t mean it’s insignificant for Maserati to increase production to 50,000 units by 2015.
Last year the company only managed to sell 6,159 cars, which was actually an 8.5 percent increase. No doubt the ambitious marketing strategies and business savvy Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne brings to the company has something to do with the rapid growth.
In order to meet the high ambitions, the brand says it will introduce three new models in distinct market segments. Managing that massive production jump will take significant resources, some of which will come from Fiat’s recently-acquired Turin production plant, where Maserati vehicles will also be assembled.
If it meets the goal, it will represent an increase of almost 812% over 2011, something the company might struggle to meet. It failed to meet growth goals in the past which were significantly smaller, but maybe new models and Marchionne’s leadership will be the magic beanstalk Maserati needs to climb.
[Source: Detroit News]