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Mitsubishi Mirage US Launch in Question

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That said, given that low price is still a huge factor when it comes to purchasing small, entry-level cars in this country, plus the fact that cars in the Mirage’s category are a relatively new phenomena, there’s still a great deal of uncertainty about how such vehicles will fare in the long run. Continue Reading...

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...

2013 Chevrolet Spark Video – First Look: 2011 LA Auto Show

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Smaller than the Cruze. Smaller than the Sonic. The Spark is Chevy‘s new urban mini-car, designed for sale globally, the bowtie brand has now officially unveiled the Spark for the U.S. market, here at the LA Auto Show. Powered by a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder it makes just 85-hp and will compete against cars like the Smart… Continue Reading...

Toyota Pixis Space Launched as Brand’s First Ever Mini-Car With 60-MPG

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Toyota has just revealed its first ever mini-car for sale in Japan, the Paxis Space. Supplied by Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd., the car is the result of a partnership the two automakers signed last year. Mini-cars are signified not by size or interior volume but by engine displacement, with the Pixis Space making use of… Continue Reading...

Scion iQ Production Model to Debut at NY Auto Show

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The production version of the Scion iQ will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week reports Bnet. Shown at the same show last year, but in concept form (above) we don’t expect the road-ready car to be nearly so wild. Instead, the iQ is likely to look similar to the Toyota… Continue Reading...

Report: Suzuki Won’t Compete With Tata Nano, Citing Quality and Safety Concerns

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Despite competition from Tata, known for building the world’s cheapest car, Suzuki has no plans to compete head-to-head with the Indian automaker. Currently Suzuki has a stranglehold on emerging markets like India, but Tata is looking to take a chunk of that with the Nano, which undercuts the already inexpensive Suzuki models. Slamming the Indian-made… Continue Reading...

Report: New Photos of Aston Martin Cygnet Give First Real Look at Luxury Mini-Car

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Aston Martin has just released a selection of photos of its Cygnet mini-car concept, giving us the first real look at what this luxury econo-box will be like. Officially still a concept, the Cygnet is expected to go on sale next year in the U.K. and is based on the Toyota iQ mini-car. Sold exclusively… Continue Reading...

Report: Mitsubishi Considering Gas-Powered iMiEV for U.S. Market

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Mitsubishi has already announced plans to bring its electric mini-car, the iMiEV, to North America, but now the Japanese automaker is considering a gasoline version as well. The iMiEV is expected to arrive in the next two years and is now likely to be joined by a gasoline version, allowing dealers to benefit from higher… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Preview: Edgy Nissan Roox Makes Cube Look Like a Ball

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If you polled the folks in Nissan’s design department to see what their favorite artist is, we have little doubt Picasso would be a popular choice. The cubist designs at Nissan have been popular as of late, but don’t expect to see the new Roox model heading to North America to join its big brother… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut

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Debuting alongside the 170mpg L1 concept car at the Frankfurt Auto Show was the zero-emissions E-Up! concept. As the name suggests, this is a pure electric vehicle and it is based on a chassis that will form the basis of a new line of VW city cars starting in 2013. As a 3+1 seater the… Continue Reading...
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