Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Scion iQ

Five-Point Inspection: 2012 Scion iQ
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During this week’s Five-Point Inspection we put the Scion iQ micro-subcompact to the test, driving it in crowded city streets, long open highways and everything in between. An emotionally polarizing vehicle, the tiny city car can make you smile and frown – it entirely depends on what you’re looking for. With a starting MSRP of… Continue Reading...

Peel, World’s Smallest Car To Be Revived [Video]

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While small cars have had a difficult time catching on in North America, it seems as if cars in the UK market could never be small enough. A group of businessmen in the United Kingdom decided to resurrect the Peel brand and are now taking orders for both the Trident and P50 models. 0-60 times… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Priced From $12,422 In United Kingdom

Volkswagen Up! Priced From $12,422 In United Kingdom
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Volkswagen‘s Up! city car will go on sale in the United Kingdom for £7,995 up to £11,180 ($12,422 to $17,371) with deliveries starting in the spring of 2012. A range of 1.0L three-cylinder gasoline engines will power the Up! with power ranging from 58 to 73 horsepower. The base Up! will be quite spartan but will come… Continue Reading...

BMW Sub-Brand Set To Launch Monday

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BMW Sub-Brand Set To Launch Monday
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While rumors of the new BMW sub-brand have been floating around for months, February 21st has been marked as the official announcement date for details the sub-brand, and the apparently revolutionary MegaCity electric vehicle. Many suggest that the new sub-brand will be a re-imagining of the Isetta microcar of nearly a half century ago, and… Continue Reading...

Skoda To Get Minicar Based On Volkswagen Up

Skoda To Get Minicar Based On Volkswagen Up
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Volkswagen is planning to spread the platform love with its new Up city car, with Czech subsidiary Skoda being the first VW division to get the tiny car, with a SEAT-branded version to follow. Packaged as a three-door five-seater, a 1.0L gasoline engine and a 1.2L diesel engine will be offered, with an all-electric version… Continue Reading...

Aston Martin Cygnet Priced At $50,000

Aston Martin Cygnet Priced At $50,000
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The Aston Martin Cygnet, the British luxury brand’s take on the Toyota iQ, is almost ready to go on sale, and the ultra-lux city car will start £30,995, or about $50,000 USD. Using the 1.3L Toyota engine and a 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox, the iQ’s 11 second 0-60 sprint is decidedly not Aston-like in… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car

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Mitsubishi Builds 5000th i-MiEV Electric Car
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Mitsubishi recently reached a milestone with the completion of their 5000th i-MiEV electric car, which rolled off the line at its Mizushima plant this week. After starting production in June of 2009, the i-MiEV has been a hit in Japan, and will make its debut in America in late 2011 after being unveiled at the… Continue Reading...