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Suzuki rolls out a new retro kei car with the best fuel economy of any non-hybrid in the Japanese domestic market.


Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, has unveiled a lineup of CNG-powered vehicles that run the gamut from entry-level compacts to sedans and right on up to MPVs. The company's factory-fitted CNG engine technology, dubbed "intelligent-Gas Port Injection" (i-GPI), will be immediately available on five popular models, including the SX4, Eeco, Wagon R, Estilo and Alto. According to Maruti Suzuki:


Nissan got turned out of the Chrysler house after Fiat bought the Pentastar, which ended Nissan's hopes for a jointly developed replacement for the Nissan Titan. while it's busy doing the O Solo Mio routine on the coming 2014 Titan, another potential blow to the Japanese brand is coming at the other end of the market: superminis.


Historic cars of Tokyo -- Click above for high-res image gallery


Suzuki Alto Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery


Europe's crash testing authority, Euro NCAP, has published a series of new tests that includes the latest small and fuel efficient models offered there. The top scorers in the small car segment, with five star results, were the Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Kia Soul. The Audi Q5 and the Peugeot 3008 also scored the maximum in their category. What Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP, said that the findings should help combat the false feeling that only large cars are safe: "Many cl


Click above for two high-res shots of the new Suzuki Alto


According to GM of India vice president of corporate affairs, Mr. P Balendran, the automaker has firm plans to build a mini car. The hope is to have a model in play by 2010, with the goal of a 10-percent or better market share internationally.

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