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15New Nissan Note with 65 mpg* coming to Geneva in diesel, gas versions

Yes, the Nissan Note looks a lot like a Honda Fit. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's get to the details of the new B-segment model from the Japanese automaker, which will start selling the note in Europe this fall.

26Mazda1 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.

22Report: 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 now Fiat has disclosed that it is planning to create an all-new B-segment car specifically designed for the U.S.

169First Drive: 2011 Ford Fiesta aims to be the new subcompact king [w/video]

2011 Ford Fiesta - Click above for high-res image gallery

44REPORT: 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 has signaled its intent to enter the B-segment with its popular Swift hatchback, and the domestics are in the game with the Chevrolet Aveo and forthcoming Ford Fiesta.

19Ford introduces new Figo hatchback for India's burgeoning B-segment

2010 Ford Figo - Click above for high-res image gallery

62North America Ford Fiesta rumored to come in under $15k

Click the image above for high res images of the new Ford Fiesta

15Chrysler 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.

20Next-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

13Dodge 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.

16The 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 compete with the Chevy Aveo, Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. What happened?

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