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Report: Mini working on city car

Here in the U.S., the Smart ForTwo has proven less than successful considering the needs of most of drivers. Sold here on the merits of its efficiency, the Smart's true element is in the cities of Europe, where the small size allows nose-in parking and a diesel powertrain that's actually pleasant to drive. Mini and its Dan Roth

Report: Smart Forfour, when it comes, will probably come to U.S.

Daimler chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche admitted yesterday that his company's Smart brand was in trouble without a small car partner. Luckily, that's just what he got in the Nissan-Renault Sebastian Blanco

Report: Daimler, Renault-Nissan alliance could be announced Wednesday

According to an unknown source speaking to Reuters, the Renault board of directors has called an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, April 6th, to discuss plans to enter into an agreement with German automaker Daimler. As was the case when Renault teamed up with Japanese automaker Nissan, there will reportedly be an exchange of stock, but not nearly at the same level as Renault's 44-percent stake in Nissan.

Report: Daimler, Renault-Nissan alliance could be announced Wednesday

According to an unnamed source speaking to Reuters, the Renault board of directors has called an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday, April 6th, to discuss plans to enter into an agreement with German automaker Daimler. As was the case when Renault teamed up with Japanese automaker Nissan, there will reportedly be an exchange of stock, but not nearly at the same level as Renault's 44-percent stake in Nissan.

Smart move? Daimler reportedly teams with Renault for next-gen minicar

2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery

Smart move? Daimler reportedly teams with Renault for next-gen minicar

2009 Smart Fortwo – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: Renault and Mercedes to team up on small car platform

Renault Twizzy ZE concept - click above for high-res image gallery

REPORT: Daimler and Renault collaborating on four-door Smart

Reports of a collaboration between Daimler and Renault on a new four-door model to join the Fortwo in Smart dealerships just won't die, leading us to believe there may be a ring of truth behind the rumors. The last time Daimler set out to partner up on a more mainstream Smart, the resultin

REPORT: Daimler and Renault collaborating on four-door Smart

Reports of a collaboration between Daimler and Renault on a new four-door model to join the Fortwo in Smart dealerships just won't die, leading us to believe there may be a ring of truth behind the rumors. The last time Daimler set out to partner on a more mainstream Smart, the resulting F

REPORT: smart partnering with Renault on next-gen forfour

According to Manager Magazine from Germany, Mercedes has approached Renault to cooperate in the development of a new small car. Although the conversations have just started, the rumor is that smart would work on a four-seat car with Renault. This would be smart's second attempt to develop such a model, after the huge fiasco now-dead forfour (pictured). That model, shown above, was codeveloped with Mitsubishi and shared its underpinnings with the Colt. Xavier Navarro

Mercedes partnering with Renault to develop new-gen Smart Forfour?

According to Germany's Manager-Magazin, Mercedes-Benz has approached Renault about cooperating in the development of a new small car. Although conversations have just started, it seems that Smart could once again have a four-seat car in its lineup.

Bigger smarts - forfour, forthree, etc. - could be coming

13 people in a smart fortwo – Click above for small image gallery