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Small Cars

Death Trap?

Gregory Fink | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Minicars, also known as subcompacts or minicompacts for their small size and interior volume of less than 99 cubic feet, are cute, efficient and gener...

New Mini Car To Be The Cheapest Vehicle In America

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

After a few years of admiration and curiosity from afar, it appears the U.S. will welcome another miniature car into the mix. Indian automaker Tata...

Are Americans Too Big To Drive Small?

Aol Autos | Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

Karen Steelman, a stay-at-home mom from Athens, Ga., has tried to like small cars. She read plenty of reviews, kicked their tires, and has even taken ...

GM Makes Big Investment In U.S. Plants

Posted 07.10.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall) - General Motors Co said on Tuesday it will invest about $2 billion in 17 U.S. plants, including a facility here that makes transmiss...

Auto Sales Soar As Consumers Flock To Small Cars | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

April car sales kept going strong, fueled by strong consumer demand for small cars and growing consumer confidence. General Motors' sales spiked 26...

The Future Of Car Buying: Don't Supersize Me

Associated Press | Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Big cars and trucks are out. Smaller ones that offer more for your dollar are in. And many drivers will hang onto the new car...

Who Will Win The Small Car Wars? (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For automakers across the globe, small is the new big. Gone are the days of gas guzzling SUVs and huge payloads. Car sales, driving habits and consu...

Let's Get Small

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

I have come to believe that we need another movement, a new Small Movement, where less is truly more. In everything we do, smaller is cheaper, more efficient and has a lower carbon footprint.

Smart Car Vending Machines Hit Japan

Treehugger | Michael Graham Richard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Smart Marketing in Japan The clever "vending machine" pictured above is located in Japan. You can't really buy a smart car from it, but you can get br...

1 In 5 Cars Sold In The US Now A Compact

New York Times | BILL VLASIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Soaring gas prices have turned the steady migration by Americans to smaller cars into a stampede. In what industry analysts are calling a first, abou...

Small, Cheap Cars Fuel Big Sales

USA Today | James R. Healey and Chris Woodyard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The smallest, cheapest, cars are the biggest, brightest spot in the dreary auto market, reflecting continuing buyer flight to fuel economy and lower p...

Nissan Unveils Small Car Prototypes

Wall Street Journal | Amy Chozick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a top-secret session on car designs at a Nissan Motor Co. technical center, chief product strategist Carlos Tavares recited the company's ambitious...