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Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What if you want to spend as little as possible on fuel, but spend as little as possible on the car itself too? That's where... read more

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New Renault Twingo

New Renault Twingo Previews Next Smart ForTwo

Car companies aren't in the habit of persisting with loss-making enterprises, so it's a surprise that Daimler has continued with its Smart city car brand as long as it has... read more February 14, 2014 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test.

Very Small Cars Fail New IIHS Small-Overlap Frontal Crash Test

People like to joke that old American cars must be very safe because of the sheer amount of metal surrounding the driver, but that's oversimplification. At least, in most... read more January 22, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Micra now available in Canada

Nissan Micra Minicar: Now Available In Canada, U.S. Still Denied

Compared to Europe and Asia, the U.S. market for subcompacts and minicars is tiny, with dozens of models available elsewhere that will never hit U.S. shores. One of those is... read more January 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive

Daimler Boss Says Smart Car Is "More Relevant" Than Ever

Cars described as "ahead of their time" are usually regarded fondly, but often commercially unsuccessful--the resulting vehicles often too unusual for many consumers... read more January 14, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.

Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

Hatchbacks may bring up bad memories for some people. Those who want a fuel-efficient small car--but were traumatized by the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Pinto, or any number of... read more January 9, 2014 by 


 
2012 Tata Nano

World's Cheapest New Car, Tata Nano, Gets Diesel Option

Diesel may be taking a while to catch on in the U.S, but in India the diesel market has exploded in recent years. It's no surprise that automakers have been making the most... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
Top-secret Tata composite car styled by Marcello Gandini?

Top-Secret Tata Composite Car Styled By Lamborghini Countach Designer Gandini?

Humble cars designed by supercar stylists are nothing new. The original Fiat Panda, one of Europe's best-loved cars through the 1980s, was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro... read more December 13, 2013 by 


 
Daihatsu FC-Deck Concept, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

2013 Tokyo Motor Show: Green Car Preview

The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is almost upon us. And while the Los Angeles Auto Show might hold more relevance for the U.S. market, Tokyo's offerings can never be discounted... read more November 18, 2013 by 


 
2015 Smart Fortwo spy shots

More Details On 2015 Smart Fortwo: Third Time Lucky?

Will it be third time lucky for the Smart Fortwo minicar? That's what Smart's parent company Daimler must be wondering, as disguised versions of the third-generation Smart... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Scion iQ

Want A 2014 Scion iQ? Buy One Now; It May Die Next Year

Scion's slow-selling iQ minicar might not be long for this world, and the news has come from an unusual source. Aston Martin chief Ulrich Bez has revealed to Autocar that the... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
A. Kahn Design custom Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin Culls Its Ugly Duckling: Scion iQ-Based Cygnet Is Dead

We don't tend to feature Aston Martins here on Green Car Reports. Beautiful though they are, custodians of an enviable racing history and cultivators of an image few other... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

Tiny Smart Cars Lose $5 Billion For Mercedes-Benz: Report

The very small Smart cars have apparently lost a very large amount of money for Mercedes-Benz. A new report from London's Bernstein Research names the Smart the biggest... read more October 10, 2013 by 


 
Tata Nano CNG emax unveiled.

Tata Nano CNG Emax: India's Most Fuel-Efficient, Least-Polluting Car

What is it they say about big things and small packages? A new version of the Tata Nano--the world's cheapest car--was recently unveiled in Ahmedabad, India. The Tata Nano... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
Smart Fourjoy concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

Smart FourJoy Concept For Frankfurt, Previews Next ForFour

Fans of the Smart Fortwo--and they are out there, if not necessarily in the United States--have been patiently waiting for what seems like an eternity for the next-generation... read more September 5, 2013 by 


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio 3-Wheeler Is Small And Clever, But Do Its Financials Work Out?

For such a small car, the Elio three-wheeled vehicle certainly has a big following. It might not meet everyone's idea of what constitutes a great car, but for those looking... read more August 29, 2013 by 


 
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