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GM says young people like Chevy Spark because it's efficient, cheap

General Motors is touting some numbers it has, showing that its venture into the low-priced, high mileage mini-car segment seems to be paying off by bringing in young and female buyers who've never owned a Chevrolet before. Since launching in the summer of 2012, the 2013 Chevrolet Spark has sold more than 12,000 units. GM's i

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Honda drops full details about incredibly adorable N-One

Honda Japan has dropped all of the savory details about its new Kei car, the cute 'n cuddly N-One.

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Honda N Box is done with mirrors [w/video]

Honda is redoubling its Kei-class effort here at the Tokyo Motor Show, and the opening salvo of its new N Series is this square-rigged model, the appropriately named N Box. The N Box is actually launching in two versions, the standard model and the Custom, which includes showier head- and taillamp modules and a unique grille.

Chevy Announces All-Electric Spark EV Mini-Car

Chevy has announced an all-electric version of their forthcoming Spark mini-car, for sale in select domestic and worldwide markets beginning in 2013. California is the only region specifically confirmed in the press release from General Motors.

Nissan, Mitsubishi establish NMKV minicar joint venture for possible city car EV

In mid-May, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to the automakers' minicars that are sold exclusively in Japan. The establishment of the minicar JV builds upon an agreement signed in December of 2010 that expanded the scope of co

Nissan, Mitsubishi establish minicar joint venture

On Friday, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to their minicars sold in the Japanese market. The establishment of this joint venture builds upon an earlier agreement, signed in December of 2010, to expand the scope of cooperatio

Car Gifts for Christmas: Ultimate Edition

Our third and final list of car gifts for Christmas is made up of things we sadly can't afford ourselves. These are top-notch gift ideas for those who happen to fall into the very highest tax brackets, and we are officially envious of anyone who receives anything on this list. Too rich for your blood? No problem, check out some less expensive gift ideas here and Jeremy Korzeniewski

Downer of the Day: Chevy Beat not coming to U.S.

Click above for more live shots of the Chevy Beat concept

BMW could go smaller than the MINI to meet EU CO2 rules

BMW could attack the new EU carbon dioxide emissions limits by adding a tiny BMW-branded car to the lineup. The new model would likely share a platform with the British-built icon but be even smaller and wear the roundel badge and twin grille.

NY Auto Show Preview: Chevrolet Trax mini-car concept

Click on the photo for a high-res image of the Chevy Trax concept

Mitsubishi "i" car coming to US market?

Mitsubishi has apparently been testing their new "i" car in Los Angeles but if they do decide to bring the Smart-like fouriseater to the US Market, it won't be for several years yet. Like most small Japanese cars, the current generation of the "i" is only engineered for right-hand drive. Converting a design to move the steering wheel from one side to the other is not a trivi

On Point crawls into tiny cars, and some are stackable

On yesterday's On Point, the NPR radio show, the topic was small. Tiny, actually. Tiny cars. These vehicles - cars like the SMART, the Renault Twingo, or the Ford Ka - are gaining interest here as gas prices rise. On Point featured five voices of those in the know, including Rick Woodbury, the inventor of the Tango, an ultra-slim electric commuter car and Ryan Chin, MIT Media Lab's Smart Cities Project, who contributed t

Chrysler to team with Chery for new small car?

According to Automotive News, Chrysler is considering striking a deal with Chinese automaker Chery to build a new small Dodge or Chrysler for the international market. A meeting between Chery President Yin Tongyao and Chrysler executives is rumored for Friday, May 5.