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Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached those of the larger Toyota Prius hybrid, the little two-seater found buyers who liked its cheeky character and the ease of... read more

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New fifth-generation Nissan Micra at launch, 2016 Paris Motor Show

New Nissan Micra debuts in Paris, not for US but Canada perhaps

While Nissan sells many different types of vehicles in the U.S., there's one that's globally very popular that has never shown up in the States. That would be the Nissan... read more September 30, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 2016

2017 Chevrolet Spark first drive

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is both the smallest and the least expensive car sold by Chevy in North America. The Korean-made hatchback minicar isn't among the brand's top... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage preview

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been an unexpected sales success for its Japanese maker. Its sales have remained strong even as those of other subcompacts and minicars declined in... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Spark preview

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a slightly larger, better equipped, and more stylish version of the smallest Chevy in brand's lineup. It succeeds a model whose unexpected sales... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
Cardboard 1959 Morris Mini Minor fits in Mini Countryman (Photo by 'Practical Classics')

How big is a new Mini? Big enough to fit the old one inside

They may still be smaller than most other new cars, but today's lineup of Mini models aren't really all that "mini" these days. They're quite generously sized, in fact, when... read more June 3, 2016 by


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan priced below $15,000

After much discussion, Mitsubishi is adding a sedan version of its Mirage subcompact for the 2017 model year. The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4, as it is known, debuted in... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Up!

Revised Volkswagen Up Minicar Gets Turbo Engine, Geneva Motor Show Debut

Volkswagen’s Up! city-car lineup is one of the coolest high-mpg small cars we can’t have, as we described it a few years ago. Now with a host of improvements just... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Chevrolet Spark Domino's DXP pizza delivery vehicle

Hot Pizza: Domino's DXP $25K Chevy Spark Includes Warming Oven

The typical pizza delivery vehicle usually isn't all that elaborate. More often than not, it's just an old beater with a magnetic sign stuck to the roof and some pizzas... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
2016 Smart ForTwo minicar, parked behind first-generation model, Portland, Oregon, Aug 2015

2016 Smart ForTwo: First Drive Of All-New Two-Seat Minicar

The 2016 Smart ForTwo is the first entirely new version of the European two-seat minicar since that vehicle was launched in the late 1990s. And it's a much better car, with... read more August 28, 2015 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Quebec City, Sep 2013

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Updates After Skipping 2016 Model Year

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected success for the U.S. arm of what's usually described as "struggling Japanese automaker Mitsubishi." Sales volume after... read more August 25, 2015 by


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Strong-Selling 40-MPG Mitsubishi Mirage To Get Sedan Model

The Mitsubishi Mirage minicar has been an unexpected sales success for the Japanese carmaker, which has struggled in the U.S. market. While sales of other subcompact cars... read more June 25, 2015 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  Driven, July 2014 (NWAPA Drive Revolution)

Chevy Spark EV Electric Car Sales Suddenly Surged; Here's Why

It was one of the major electric-car news stories last month: Sales of the Chevrolet Spark EV electric minicar soared to 920 in April. The electric Spark had consistently... read more June 3, 2015 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper S 4-Door Hardtop, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door: Gas Mileage Review

In various forms, the MINI has been with us for more than half a century--but its image has always been shaped by the two-door model. The original BMC Mini had two doors and... read more April 22, 2015 by


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car owned by Tom Moloughney - in dealership showroom

Electric Cars Are City Cars? Not In U.S.: They're Suburb Cars Here

Automotive journalists who write about electric cars hear the phrase "city car" a lot. As in, "Battery-electric cars are perfect city cars, but [fill in different powertrain]... read more April 14, 2015 by


 

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