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    Report: Cadillac to fight Audi A3, Mercedes CLA with small rear-drive sedan?

    Compact luxury sedans are fast becoming the trend among upscale automakers. Mercedes has the new CLA (and its many platform-mates), BMW has the 1 Series and 2 Series, Audi has the A3 and, though Lexus apparently isn't interested in anything smaller than its CT 200h, Infiniti is getting in on the ...

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    Official: 2013 Nissan Sentra priced from $15,990*

    It has been five years since the last major redesign of the Nissan Sentra. Nissan showed the world its new, elegant design just over a month ago, and now we have been clued into the Sentra's pricing. Anyone looking to get their hands on a 2013 Nissan Sentra, in base "S 6MT" trim, will have ...

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    Video: Let Nissan teach you how to shoot your car

    Anyone can take a picture of his car. But is it a good picture? Probably not. However, the folks at Nissan offer up some solid tips on getting the most out of your photo instead of trying to rely on photoshop afterward. The video below offers some great step-by-step instructions, but here are ...

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    Official: 2013 Buick Encore snags 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway EPA ratings

    General Motors has announced that its all-new 2013 Buick Encore subcompact crossover achieves 25 miles per gallon in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway (28 mpg combined) in front-wheel drive spec. Buick points to the combination of a body architecture that is 60 percent high-strength steel ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Mazda2 puts fun before frugality

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    Mazda says there's a little bit of Miata in everything it does. While it's easy to chalk that up as marketing frippery, when the automaker launched the Little Roadster That Could back in 1989, it proved that great things can come from a ...

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    GM releases Chevrolet New Sail in China

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    While all kinds of reveals are occurring at the Detroit Auto Show, halfway 'round the would, General Motors has unveiled its 2010 Chevrolet New Sail to China, the world's largest auto market. The New Sail is a joint venture ...

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    Mitsubishi sketches out Concept-cX-influenced compact crossover for 2010

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    It's been two years since Mitsubishi took the wraps off its Concept-cX crossover at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, but before we see the production version at next year's Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi has released a teaser sketch of ...

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    VIDEO: Citroën using cool interactive "augmented reality" tech to pitch new DS3

    Citroën DS3 in augmented reality -- Click above to watch video
    Citroën is using the latest in video technology to promote its newest compact, the DS3. First, you go to Citroën's augmented reality website and print out the interactive pages. Then, after you enter the augmented ...

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    Ford Fiesta winning hearts and minds - and wallets - in Europe

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    The Ford Fiesta has already won us over -– twice – and we can't even buy the car yet. But European buyers are nabbing so many Fiestas that the Blue Oval is now enjoying a 10% market share in Europe based on the strength of the ...

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    Toyota working on Yaris-sized 7-Seater?

    If you've been distressed by not being able to buy a clown car at any local lot, Toyota has news for you: the company is working on a Yaris-sized seven-seater. That is odd enough to make us ask "What?" and "Why?" in several languages. Even better, though, is when Toyota engineer Hiroki Nakajima ...

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    Lincoln mulling compact sedan to slot in below MKZ

    Automotive News sat down with Derrick Kuzak, Lincoln's product development chief, to discuss what lies ahead for Ford's erstwhile luxury marque, and Kuzak was quoted as saying, "We do think that there is room for a smaller car in the Lincoln brand," but he was unable to provide any hard details on ...

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    Kia Soul gets its emo on, visits Vans Warped Tour

    Looking startlingly like a Vans shoe, preproduction versions of Kia's Soul will be doing their roadie routine with the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. this summer. The front and rear of the car will be hidden under camo tape done up like Vans trademark checkerboard pattern, and dark windows will keep ...

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    Mitsubishi developing RWD subcompact world car

    Mitsubishi's president, Osamu Masuko, addressed the assembled masses in Beijing to inform them of plans to create a new subcompact car destined for Europe, China and Southeast Asia. The new platform will fit the standard dimensions of a Kei car in Japan (no more than 11.2-feet long and five-feet ...

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    Punto with a backpack - 2009 Fiat Fiorino

    Fiat's new car-derived utility truck, the Fiorino Mk IV, has been revealed in all its Chiclet-colored glory. These small car-based working vehicles are just right for businesses that don't need the heft of the ubiquitous pickup-based cargo van here in the states, or larger Continental vehicles like ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Renault Kangoo Compact Concept

    Click the image above for high-res pics.Every automaker is after the much-coveted active-lifestyle crowd, and apparently Renault is no different. Partnering with Rollerblade, Renault developed the Kangoo Compact Concept that blends "mobility, togetherness and lust for life" with a roller-skating ...

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    Mercedes BLK takes aim at 1-series

    To hear some people talk, you'd be forgiven for thinking BMW's 1-Series has already won the compact luxury segment and retired to the hearth with a glass of celebratory Riesling. And it hasn't even come to America yet. In spite of the 1's much hyped and much anticipated arrival, it will still have ...

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    Report: next Mercedes B-Class could spawn derivatives

    We doubt you'll be mourning the loss of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which, as we reported earlier this month, might be canceled rather than replaced in 2011. The compact hatchback never won resounding praise, and for good reason, was never sold in the US. The larger B-Class, however, is likely to ...

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    The Ranger is (nearly) dead, long live the Ranger

    And then there was one. All of the Ford Ranger's contemporaries have forsaken the compact segment for the middleweight class. The Ranger is long in the tooth, to say the least, but we love the smaller size and many find it a good blend of truck functionality without the bulk and heft of a ...

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    Toyota set to unveil microcar in Frankfurt

    Automotive News has a quick blurb about a new model set to debut from the folks at Toyota during this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. According to AN, Toyota's 3000mm-long microcar will be known as the Endo and will slot in below the Aygo, the smallest vehicle in the automaker's European ...

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    REPORT: Porsche planning mini-Cayenne

    Remember when Porsche only made sportscars? It's hard to recall when its line-up has been growing with sport-sedans and sport-utes, but we're assured it wasn't all that long ago. Somebody needs to remind the herren in Stuttgart, though, because if the latest reports are to serve as any indicator, ...


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