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    Report: Mazda1 under study

    Small seems to be the big new trend among automakers, and Mazda is trying to decide if it wants a piece of the potentially huge tiny-car pie. The Mazda1 would slot beneath the company's B-segment Mazda2, says Mazda's GM of global sales and marketing, Yasuhiro Aoyama, and could might be ready for ...

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    Report: Fiat readying all-new B-segment four-door for U.S. by 2013

    Now that Fiat has finally launched the 500 here in the United States, it's time to start looking ahead. The automaker has already said that it will offer two other versions of the diminutive hatch – a high-performance Abarth-badged variant as well as a battery-electric vehicle – and ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta aims to be the new subcompact king [w/video]

    2011 Ford Fiesta - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With over 750,000 Fiestas floating around Europe and a highly-successful social media campaign (if one can quantify such a thing) under its belt, the 2011 Ford Fiesta is nothing if not overexposed. And we've driven it. Thrice. So is there ...

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    REPORT: Subaru says it can't Justy-fy selling a subcompact in the U.S.

    What do Toyota, Nissan and Honda all have in common? (Besides the fact that they are all Japanese automakers, that is?) They all re-entered the subcompact market in 2006 after abandoning it years ago. What's more, Mazda is planning to bring its subcompact Mazda2 to U.S. shores next year, Suzuki ...

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    Ford introduces new Figo hatchback for India's burgeoning B-segment

    2010 Ford Figo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    You could be forgiven for thinking that Ford is starting to get a nicely thick global portfolio of B-segment cars, but with the class of vehicles picking up steam worldwide, the Blue Oval is keen to become an even bigger player – ...

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    North America Ford Fiesta rumored to come in under $15k

    Click the image above for high res images of the new Ford FiestaWhen it comes to the 2010 Fiesta, Ford has promised the buying public the moon and stars, with great fuel economy, expensive-looking sheet metal, quality interiors, and a rewarding driving experience. That formula is already a smash ...

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    Dodge Hornet gets the green light

    The Dodge Hornet is about to be officially a go. Dodge's Euro B-segment entrant will be produced with Chinese automaker Chery, and won't have a Chrysler-branded counterpart. The show car, from the 2006 Geneva show, had a supercharged 4-cylinder with 170 hp, and got to 60 in 6.7 seconds. Autocar ...

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    SEAT going bigger, targets Mondeo, others

    Click image for photo galleryNo longer content to just pump out hatchbacks and crossover-y little MPVs any more, Spanish VW subsidiary SEAT is getting ready to dip a toe into the highly-competitive D-segment, taking on the likes of the Ford Mondeo and Peugeot 407. That's some pretty stiff ...

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    Chrysler and Chery resume discussions; Hornet confirmed

    Chery officials say the pause in their discussion with Chrysler was so the Chinese company could get a better idea of the American's future. Now that Cerberus has taken over, Chery sees the coming years filled with puppy dogs and lollipops. And in their giddiness, someone at Chery leaked a few ...

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    Next-gen Ford Fiesta will arrive in U.S. by late 2009

    click above image to view pics of the current-gen Ford Fiesta from Europe var digg_url = ''; We've begged for Ford to begin selling some of its perceived-to-be excellent international wares in the U.S. and ...

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    Dodge sub-compact won't share VW platform

    Despite rumors that have been floating around since the debut of the Hornet concept in Geneva this year, Volkswagen will not be providing Dodge with a platform to produce a B-segment vehicle.According to an article that's due for publication this Monday in the German magazine Automobilwoche, VW's ...

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    The U.S. B-segment car Mark Fields axed

    Back in January at the L.A. Auto Show Mark Fields promised the audience at his keynote speech that Ford would soon be unveiling a new product to compete in the fast-growing subcompact (or B-segment) market in the U.S. Well, here we are in August and Ford is still without the promised small car to ...


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