Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit

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Chevy Spark vs. Ford Fiesta vs. Honda Fit
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We’re thinking small on this week’s installment of Ask AutoGuide, where value reigns supreme. Are cheap and cheerful mutually exclusive traits or can they really coexist in an automobile? We aim to find out and help one faithful reader in the process. Continue Reading...

2013 Chevrolet Spark Pricing Announced at $12,995

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Details about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark have been revealed today, including its price range. Chevy is looking to simplify the car buying process by having three trim levels for its well-equipped subcompact. Chevrolet calls the 2013 Spark a “sporty, fuel-efficient, four-passenger, five-door hatch” that apparently offers more passenger and cargo space than other mini cars such… Continue Reading...

Tata Megapixel Hints at a Better Small Car From India: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

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Tata Megapixel Hints at a Better Small Car From India: 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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The electric motors not only help deliver 369 lb-ft of torque, they also help the Megapixel achieve a very tight turning radius (nine feet), a valuable asset for a city car aimed at buyers in large urban centers. Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-Bh Video Teaser Previews Low Cost, Light Weight Hybrid Mini Car

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Toyota FT-Bh Video Teaser Previews Low Cost, Light Weight Hybrid Mini Car
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Toyota has released a new selection of teaser images and a video, showing off some of the many angles on its upcoming FT-Bh Concept car. The hybrid mini-car is touted to have emissions roughly 50 percent lower than current segment competitors. What really makes the FT-Bh a big deal, however, is that unlike some recent… Continue Reading...

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid City Car Concept Teased: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Toyota FT-Bh Hybrid City Car Concept Teased: Geneva Motor Show Preview
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Toyota is taking big steps towards moving hybrids down-market. At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show the Japanese automaker will unveil the production version of its Yaris Hybrid and that’s just the start. Also set to be revealed is what Toyota is calling the FT-Bh concept. A size down from even the sub-compact Yaris, look for… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Cygnet: Supply Issues Hamper Sales

Aston Martin Cygnet: Supply Issues Hamper Sales
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Bez says that in order to get Cygnet sales to where the company wants, depends on two things, firstly availability, which should improve once the company opens it’s first Cygnet in London’s swanky Park Lane district and secondly, by taking a more active approach towards promoting it. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Heralds the Return of the People’s Car: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Heralds the Return of the People’s Car: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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The highlight of Volkswagen‘s press conference at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the Up! was designed as a spiritual successor to the original Beetle. Priced at 9,850 Euros (roughly $13,500) it is intended to be the new “people’s car”. That is, if the people you’re referring to are numbered four or less. You see, the diminutive… Continue Reading...

Audi Urban Sportback, Spyder Models Revealed: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi Urban Sportback, Spyder Models Revealed: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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Ahead of a more official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow, Audi has revealed its new city car concept twins, the Audi Urban Sportback and the Audi Urban Spyder. These 1+1 seaters put the driver ahead (and slightly to the left) of the passenger and as city cars (not to mention European ones) are… Continue Reading...

KTM E3W Revealed: Motorcycle Maker Develops Three-Wheel Electric City Car

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KTM E3W Revealed: Motorcycle Maker Develops Three-Wheel Electric City Car
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Austrian-based KTM, best known for producing motorcycles (not to mention the lightweight X-Bow racer), has teamed up with the Austrian Institute of Technology to create an electric vehicle called the E3W. The E3W (Electric 3-Wheeler) can carry two passengers for up to 100 kilometers (62 miles) using a 15kW motor and lithium-ion battery, not to… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Teams up with Fashion Retailer for Bespoke City Car

Aston Martin Teams up with Fashion Retailer for Bespoke City Car
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Just 14 of these limited editions will be built, each sporting special Lightning silver paint; accented by unique blue colette trim, on the hood and exterior mirrors, along with diamond finished alloy wheels and special Cygnet & colette exterior emblems. Continue Reading...

Tata Nano Selling Like Hot Cakes, Production Doubled

Tata Nano Selling Like Hot Cakes, Production Doubled
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The Tata Nano has had a roller coaster start to its life. It garnered great interest when it was launched as the cheapest new car in the world, costing around $2300. That certainly helped push sales, with Tata selling 9000 units in July 2010. However, after a few vehicles caught fire and concerns over its… Continue Reading...

Lotus City Car Concept Headed to Production in 2013

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Lotus City Car Concept Headed to Production in 2013
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Lotus, a company best known for producing great sports cars like the Elise and the iconic Esprit, is about to head into a whole new direction. While it will continue building sports cars, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has announced that in October, 2013 the company will produce its City Car, which was shown as a… Continue Reading...

Nissan-Suzuki City Car Venture Unaffected By Volkswagen

Nissan-Suzuki City Car Venture Unaffected By Volkswagen
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Nissan is denying reports that Suzuki‘s tie-up with Volkswagen will affect their small car ventures in countries like India. Nissan sells a rebadged version of the Suzuki Alto (one of India’s most popular cars) in that market, but a senior Nissan exec was quoted as saying that ““Suzuki and Nissan have done a lot of… Continue Reading...

Scion iQ Set to Hit Dealers in March

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Scion iQ Set to Hit Dealers in March
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At the recent launch of the second-generation 2011 tC, Scion reps let slip that the youth-brand’s next model, the iQ, will hit dealerships in March. Touted as the smallest four-seater in the world. At just 120-inches long it is roughly one-foot longer than the Smart fortwo. Saying it’s a 4-seater is a bit of a… Continue Reading...

Smaller MINI Model to Get John Cooper Works Treatment

Smaller MINI Model to Get John Cooper Works Treatment
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For months we’ve heard rumors of a new MINI model that will slot in underneath the Cooper in the British automakers lineup, but that doesn’t mean the newest and miniest MINI will put fuel economy ahead of fun. Inside sources are reporting that this new city car will get a high-powered John Cooper Works (JCW)… Continue Reading...

Kia POP City Car Concept to Debut at Paris Auto Show

Kia POP City Car Concept to Debut at Paris Auto Show
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Looking like what Hello Kitty might drive if she lived in the Tron universe, this new city car concept by Kia is called “POP” and is set to officially debut at the Paris Auto Show this fall. Taking design cues from the Kia Ray electric coupe concept, the POP is roughly 10 feet long and… Continue Reading...

Car Thieves Targeting Smart Cars Arrested In Portugal

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Car Thieves Targeting Smart Cars Arrested In Portugal
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Police in Portugal have broken up a theft ring that exclusively targeted Smart Fortwo . The thieves were (not surprisingly) affiliated with an independent Smart repair shop, and the perpetrators had their stash of stripped down cars and spare parts seized as well. According to police, Smarts can be easily disassembled using an allen key, screwdrivers and… Continue Reading...
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