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    Peel looking to reintroduce world's smallest car [w/video]
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    Peel P-50 and Trident pose with a Rolls-Royce – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sure, there's an increased emphasis on small cars here in America and all around the rest of the world, with brands like Smart and Mini vying for customers that think it's a big deal to go small. But none ...

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    Report: Large SUV segment outpacing small car sales growth in America
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    2011 Infiniti QX56 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Finally, after years and years of stagnation and painfully slow sales, small cars are starting to take a foothold in the United States. Or are they? While conventional wisdom makes us believe that Americans are ready to take the ...

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    Zetsche reportedly says Daimler to pick new compact car partner by mid-2010
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    Despite rumors of Daimler and Renault collaborating on a four-door Smart model, no official tie-up between the two companies has been announced. That could change next year when Daimler will reportedly decide who its small-car partner will be. Daimler is getting even more heavily into the ...

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    REPORT: Consumers increasingly shying away from small cars; owners unhappy
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze - Click above for high-res image gallery
    When gas prices spiked above $4 per gallon in the summer of 2008, car buyers appeared to find their small car zen. Toyota Corollas, Honda Fits and Civics, Chevrolet Cobalts and Ford Focuses were flying off dealer shelves at a fevered ...

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    REPORT: Tata Nano passes European crash testing
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    2009 Tato Nano - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Tata Nano, the diminutive Indian four-door econobox rumored to eventually arrive in U.S. showrooms, has reportedly passed current European impact testing. According to Autocar, the offset front and side impact tests took place at the ...

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    EDITORIAL: Attention Wall Street Journal - Ford does not use Toyota's hybrid system!
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    2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a recent op-ed piece published in The Wall Street Journal, Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute starts by making a few decent points about fuel taxation and fuel economy rules. Unfortunately, he undermines himself with some ...

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    GM reportedly picks Orion Township plant for upcoming small car
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    The state of Michigan finally got some good news Thursday when it learned that General Motors chose its Orion Township plant as the location that will produce the automaker's future small car. GM plans to make up to 160,000 cars at the plant, likely over two shifts. When the General announced that ...

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    Bid to build new GM small car heats up: Orion reportedly offers $44M
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    Towns in Tennessee, Michigan, and Wisconsin are all vying for a chance to keep their existing plants running by coming up with the most attractive package to woo assembly rights for a future unnamed General Motors small car. In the showdown, the first place plant will win the right to stay open, ...

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    GM narrows new small car plant search down to three locations
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    2010 Chevrolet Spark - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Orion, Michigan... Spring Hill, Tennessee... Janesville, Wisconsin... Come on down! You're the next contestants on The Price Is Right three finalists for the future home of General Motors' planned small car plant. In a brief press ...

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    Audi and Toyota considering offering smaller cars in the States
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    Click either image for a high-res gallery
    It's been well documented that we Americans have been growing larger, and if the auto manufacturers thinking of bringing their small cars Stateside follow through, we're going to feel like giants. Toyota and Audi are the latest automakers discussing ...

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    Ford: We can make money on small cars!
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Euro Ford Focus For years, enthusiasts have been clamoring for Euro-only Blue Oval models to be sold in American dealerships. This dream is finally coming true, starting with the new Ford Fiesta and next-gen 2010 Ford Focus. Mark Fields has revealed that the ...

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    GM to launch second small car in India
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    General Motors can claim about three percent of the car market in India, and it wants more. Tata's $2,500 Nano will still be the lowest priced new car in the world, but GM wants to offer something less expensive than its $7,350 Spark for Indian buyers. Group Vice President David Reilly points out ...

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    Ford to invest $500m in India to build new small car, engines
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    Ford's connections in India are growing far beyond the announcement that Tata is the preferred bidder to purchase Jaguar and Land Rover. Ford announced today that it would also be investing another $500 million in India to double its manufacturing capacity by 2010 and establish itself as a leader ...

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    Saturn Astra pricing hits the net
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    The Saturn Astra may be the most exciting all-new small car to hit US shores in some time. The Opel version of the Astra is one of the most popular compacts in Europe, which is saying something when you consider all the great small cars available overseas. While Europeans are OK with paying a ...

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    Toyota planning cheap car for emerging markets
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    Automotive News is reporting that Toyota will launch a really cheap car in the next two years. Most likely to be built in India, it is primarily intended for sale in emerging markets, but could also find its way into more developed markets, too. So far, India and Brazil seem to be the leading ...

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    Have money, need growth: GM to invest $6b in Daewoo
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    GM has been rapidly expanding in countries outside the US, and South Korea-based Daewoo has been a major contributor to the company's growth in developing markets. GM is redoubling their commitment to Daewoo by investing $6 billion in the once bankrupt automaker over the next few years. President ...

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    Chrysler small car on hold: Chery wants to renegotiate with new owners
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    While Chrysler Corp. and its new owner Cerberus Capital Management are still enjoying the Honeymoon phase of their courtship, Chinese automaker Chery is reconsidering its deal with the U.S. automaker to build Chrysler-branded small cars. It seems no one from the soon-to-be defunct DaimlerChrysler ...

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    Caliber kickin' @$$ in sales
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    It turns out that the Caliber's been laying the smack down when it comes to sales in its first five months on the market. In May, for instance, the Caliber was the best selling car in Dodge's lineup with around 12,500 units sold. According to AutoWeek, dealers are selling Calibers as fast as the ...

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    New York Auto Show: 2007 Hyundai Elantra
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    The new 2007 Hyundai Elantra is the seventh new product from Hyundai in the last two years. The all-new midsize (that’s a new EPA classification thanks to 112.1 cubic feet of interior volume) gets Hyundai’s now traditional battery of safety equipment including six airbags, ABS brakes ...

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    Chevrolet Cobalt second only to best-selling Impala
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    The Tribune-Chronicle reports that sales for the Chevrolet Cobalt through the first quarter of 2006 were nearly double that of the same period last year. The increase was seen on a month-to-month comparison as well. So far, over 52,000 Cobalts have been delivered this year.The Impala still remains ...

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