Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question

It’ll be sold in Canada, confirmed Mitsubishi spokesman Roger Yasukawa, however, regarding plans to launch it’s new Mirage minicar in the US, the firm currently remains on the fence.

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Chevrolet Spark Stacks up to 1973 Full-Size Sedan – Infographic

Ask anyone older than 55 how cars have changes since the ’70s and they’ll probably mention, among many other things, that they’ve shrunk considerably.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz A Class Refreshed, Costs Same: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz revealed its refreshed 2013 A Class lineup today at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show to an enthusiastic mob of gawkers and dignitaries.

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General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen Sign Partnership

General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroën inked a deal yesterday that will see the companies partnering to further their interests in Europe.

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MINI Clubvan Tipped as Official Name of MINI Cargo

Someone spilled the beans on a MINI concept car coming to Geneva. They released a story that doesn’t actually have specifications, but confirms the Clubvan name and March 6 Geneva Auto Show premier.

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Opel Allegra "Junior" Spied: Could Buick Get a Micro-Car? [Spy Photos]

In 1989, Rick Moranis played a nerdy dad who accidentally downsized his children to an insect scale in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He probably wouldn’t have believed it if someone told him that 23 years later automakers would be doing the same thing to their cars.

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Volvo Searching For New Small Car Partner

Swedish automaker Volvo is looking to shack up with a new mate in the hopes of making a fresh set of small cars. Their current compact, the C30 (above), is based on technology from former parent company Ford.

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Chrysler Reserves Diesel Engines For Large Vehicles

The fuel wars are heating up as automakers search for new ways to squeeze more mileage out of their cars. While some might take this chance to preach doom and gloom for future cars, ChryslerFiat CEO Sergio Marchionne isn’t ready to call the Road Warrior just yet.

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Automakers Double New Model Releases By 2013

The past 20 years were pretty stable in the automotive industry. Mostly predictable releases with a steady rate for manufacturers to introduce new models that seemed like a consistant recipe for success.

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Honda Fit Retains Consumer Reports "Best Small Car Value" Title

While the 2012 Honda Civic has clearly not impressed the staff at Consumer Reports, the same can’t be said for its smaller sibling the Fit.

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MINI Cargo to Debut at 2012 Geneva Motor Show

MINI will make its way into the commercial vehicle market soon when it releases a cargo-oriented version of the Clubman.

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Toyota Europe To Lead Small Car Development Duties

To make room for expanding model research and development on the home front, Toyota Motor Corp has appointed its European division to lead global product planning for small cars.

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Small Car Shortage Drags Down Light Vehicle Fuel Economy Ratings

According to a report from Ward’s Auto, an inherent shortage of small and medium sized cars (mostly due to supply issues relating to Japanese automakers), have resulted in an overall drop in fuel economy ratings when it comes to passenger cars and light trucks.

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New Car Tech: Collapsible Steering Wheel Makes It Easier to Get In and Out of Your Car

What’s not to like about things being streamlined? Take a fine automobile for example: clean, sleak lines not only enhance the ride, they also turn more than a few heads on the street. But what about the interior of said car? Things could get a lot more streamlined, thanks to a next-generation steering wheel that folds away.

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Report: Americans Avoid Small Cars Because They're Fat

A report from AOL Autos reveals that there’s a connection between our rapidly-expanding obesity rate and a struggle for manufacturers to sell small cars. The number of people defined as obese is expected to increase from 40% to 43% by 2018, according to statistics from Dan Cheng, vice president and partner at business consulting firm AT Kearney. Similarly, sales of small cars like the Mazda2 have dropped 2% since 2008, that terrible year when gas prices were $4 per gallon. They’re at 26% now, and unless people start losing either weight or money (to the gas pumps), they’re not likely to increase soon.

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