Honda New Small Concept Targets Emerging Markets, Headed to Production in 2011

Honda New Small Concept Targets Emerging Markets, Headed to Production in 2011
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If there’s one lesson the global economic crisis taught automakers, its that the need to diversify their products and not focus too much on the high return-on-investment established markets. Now there’s plenty of talk about building low-cost cars for places like China, India and Brazil. In a bid to grow with these emerging auto markets,… Continue Reading...

Report: Mercedes Bringing Small Car to U.S. in 2012

Report: Mercedes Bringing Small Car to U.S. in 2012
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Mercedes will introduce at least one small car to the U.S. in 2012, doing a 180 on a past decision to stick to larger vehicles in order to enforce the brand’s high-end image. The news comes directly from CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche, in an interview in the Wall Street Journal. The car would compete with… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Looking To Buy Stake in Suzuki

Volkswagen Looking To Buy Stake in Suzuki
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Volkswagen is reportedly looking at purchasing a 10 percent stake in Suzuki as it looks to create a solid partnership with the Japanese automaker. Te reason for VW’s interest is Suzuki’s expertise in mini cars – like the Suzuki Alto, pictured above. The Alto is currently the best-selling vehicle in India and Volkswagen wants to… Continue Reading...