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Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap hatchback, the Mitsubishi Mirage occupies a market segment that isn't exactly energetic. In fact, Mitsubishi originally expected to... read more

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2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by


 
2014 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most... read more April 8, 2014 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Gas Mileage: Real-World 40 MPG-Plus Possible, Owners Say

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is unusual among the latest breed of gas-sipping small cars. There are no fancy tricks employed to hit its 37-40 mpg combined EPA ratings, no... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
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


 

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