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    Report: Yamaha planning sports car follow up to Gordon Murray MOTIV.e?
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    How Yamaha plans to make a sport scar with the Gordon Murray-designed MOTIV.e platform escapes us, but the company has confirmed that it's exploring such a vehicle, Autocar reports. But since there's a lot we don't know about the MOTIV.e (pictured above), and we've yet to fully grasp Murray's ...

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    Official: Hyundai unveils new i10
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    Hyundai has just revealed the new i10, the sub-Accent five-door sold in Europe. The diminutive city car first went on sale in 2007, but received a light facelift in 2011, to bring it more in line with Hyundai's then-new styling theme. The new model is an even more style-conscious offering, with a ...

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    Report: Caterham to expand beyond sports cars; city cars, CUVs possible
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    Caterham may be looking to expand its product scope beyond its current offerings. After the company announced an alliance with Renault yesterday, Caterham Chairman Tony Fernandes was quoted as saying the partnership is "the start of a line of products from Caterham." Fernandes went on to say the ...

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    Official: BMW taps Local Motors crowd-sourcing community to design the city car of 2025
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    Design-by-commitee. It is a term that we usually reserve for cars that are conceived by number-crunching product planners, rather than true designers, but this case might be different. What if that committee was every enthusiast on the planet? "Crowd-sourcing," or "open-sourcing" is a concept ...

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    Report: Design chief Callum says he'd like a Jaguar city car
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    When we think of British automobiles, they tend to land in one of two extremes: big luxury vehicles from Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Range Rover on the one hand, and Mini on the other. Both extremes are quintessentially British, but if any company can bridge that divide, it's Jaguar. The Coventry ...

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    Frankfurt: Volkswagen Nils Concept is a new take on urban transport
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    Small, lightweight, electric and seats just one. That pretty much sums up the new Volkswagen Nils concept which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show today. The sole occupant sits inside an ultra-light all-aluminum chassis with aluminum skin and polycarbonate door panels. According to the ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi City E-tron Concept caught during film shoot
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    Our spies recently turned their lenses on this little guy in Berlin, deeming it an Audi concept for the coming Frankfurt Motor Show. Supposedly rolled out from under Audi's e-tron umbrella, its silent running suggests electric propulsion, and its tandem seating suggests an evolution of the ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz planning urban BMW MegaCity rival
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    Autocar is reporting that Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on a competitor to the BMW MegaCity. According to the report, MB is currently putting its designers to work to come up with suitable styling studies for an alternative-fuel city car. Currently, the project is said to be operating under the ...

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    Report: Lotus city car confirmed for 2013
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    Lotus unveiled a flurry of new concept models earlier this year at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Five brand-new concepts took center stage, but there was a sixth vehicle unveiled that got far less press – the Lotus City Car. According to CAR Magazine, Lotus head Dany Bahar says that the City ...

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    Aston Martin Cygnet gets the green light
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    Aston Martin Cygnet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Niche automakers like Aston Martin are facing increasing difficulties with our overcrowded planet. On the one hand, emissions regulations are tightening, forcing automakers to reduce their carbon footprint across their range. On ...

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    Officially Official: Gordon Murray's T.25 city car revealed
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    Gordon Murray Design T.25 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After hinting at doing so for a couple of years, Gordon Murray has finally revealing his new T.25 city car at an event at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England. The 1,212-pound car is just ...

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    Spy Shot: Gordon Murray's T25 city car caught
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    Whenever Gordon Murray is attached to a project, the hope is that some of the brilliance underscored Brabham racing cars and the McLaren F1 will rub off on his latest effort. A peek at the seating arrangement in the T25 city car does start us reminiscing about the 1990s supercar that many still ...

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    Four-door Fiat 500 reportedly in the works with North America in mind
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    Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a couple of days, Fiat/Chrysler chief exec Sergio Marchionne is anticipated to officially announce plans to bring the Fiat 500 to North America. But if the diminutive hatchback strikes you as too small for American tastes, new reports ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes developing super-eco car to take on BMW Mega City
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    Mercedes-Benz is throwing everything at the small car game in what appears to be a bid to keep up with BMW, with BMW working to keep up with/stay ahead of Audi, when Audi was only trying to catch up to BMW in the first place. The Audi A1 was developed with the Mini in mind, now BMW is reportedly ...

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    REPORT: Want an Aston Martin Cygnet? You'll need to have a big boy Aston first
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    Aston Martin Cygnet - Click above for high-res image gallery
    There are few automakers on earth as exclusive as Aston Martin, so we were more than a little surprised when the English exoticmaker announced it was going to build the Cygnet, a city car based on the prosaic Toyota iQ. After all, we ...

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    Geneva Preview: Rinspeed to unveil the UC? electric city car
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    Rinspeed UC? – click above for high-res image gallery
    When we get to Geneva next March, eccentric Swiss design house Rinspeed will be showing off a design for a new electric commuter vehicle called the "UC?" The design of the car itself doesn't appear to be particularly novel with styling ...

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    Gordon Murray working on EV version of city car?
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    Gordon Murray's T25 city car looks pretty impressive on paper. It boasts higher cargo capacity and more seats (three) than a Smart Fortwo – and it promises to be built for maximum efficiency. According to Autocar, Gordon Murray says the T25 will be motivated by both naturally-aspirated and ...

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    VIDEO: Toyota iQ: Small Car, Font Jockey
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    Anyone who has ever used a computer knows that there are a lot of fonts out there, but we can't think of one that was designed with the use of a cute little hatchback. Letmedesign typographers Pierre & Damien teamed up with Stef Vancampenhoudt to ...

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    Rumormill: Could the Fiat-Chrysler deal yield a North American Ford Ka?
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    The 2009 Ford Ka - Click above for a high-res gallery
    It's a long shot, but according to The Detroit Free Press, Chrysler's deal with Fiat could result in Ford offering the cutesy Ka for sale in North America. As you may recall, Ford co-developed the Ka's platform with Fiat (it shares its chassis ...

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    Spy Shots: If this is it, the Mazda1 looks nothing like Kiyora concept
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    UPDATE: This is not a prototype for the Mazda1, it is a Chinese-market Haima subcompact based on the Mazda2. Thanks to everyone who sent in the correctionWhen we were told that the Mazda Kiyora concept unveiled at last year's Paris Motor Show would influence Mazda's coming city car, it looks like ...

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