The Truth About Cars » A-Segment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 22:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volvo, Geely Aiming For BMW, Mercedes With A-Segment Lineup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/volvo-geely-aiming-for-bmw-mercedes-with-a-segment-lineup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/volvo-geely-aiming-for-bmw-mercedes-with-a-segment-lineup/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:52:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=767329 Volvo, with parent company Geely, is developing a lineup of premium A-segment vehicles aimed at the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. Edmunds reports the upcoming lineup will include a five-door crossover, a sedan and a hatchback, and will also offer the opportunity for Geely to sell their wares in the United States while offering […]

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Volvo, with parent company Geely, is developing a lineup of premium A-segment vehicles aimed at the BMW 1 Series and Mercedes A-Class. Edmunds reports the upcoming lineup will include a five-door crossover, a sedan and a hatchback, and will also offer the opportunity for Geely to sell their wares in the United States while offering […]

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Smaller Jeep To Slot Beneath Renegade http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/smaller-jeep-to-slot-beneath-renegade/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/smaller-jeep-to-slot-beneath-renegade/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=766177 Though the Jeep Renegade already bowed at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the off-road brand has plans for not only a fullsize SUV similar to the discontinued Commander, but an A segment SUV slotted beneath the Renegade, as well. Auto Express reports the A segment vehicle could possibly be underpinned by the next-generation Fiat 500, […]

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Though the Jeep Renegade already bowed at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, the off-road brand has plans for not only a fullsize SUV similar to the discontinued Commander, but an A segment SUV slotted beneath the Renegade, as well. Auto Express reports the A segment vehicle could possibly be underpinned by the next-generation Fiat 500, […]

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Montreal Has Monopoly On A-Segment Debuts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/montreal-has-monopoly-on-a-segment-debuts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/montreal-has-monopoly-on-a-segment-debuts/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=695897 The often-ignored Montreal Auto Show will have two major debuts, both A-segment cars that may not make it past the 49th parallel. According to Autos.ca, Mitsubishi will debut a production-ready version of the G4 concept, aka a Mirage sedan, while Nissan will show off a Canadian-spec Micra. The diminutive Micra will likely slot below the Versa […]

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The often-ignored Montreal Auto Show will have two major debuts, both A-segment cars that may not make it past the 49th parallel. According to Autos.ca, Mitsubishi will debut a production-ready version of the G4 concept, aka a Mirage sedan, while Nissan will show off a Canadian-spec Micra. The diminutive Micra will likely slot below the Versa […]

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Generation Why: Chevrolet Pours Water On The Spark http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/generation-why-chevrolet-pours-water-on-the-spark/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/generation-why-chevrolet-pours-water-on-the-spark/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:58:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454310 Chevrolet is slowly launching the Spark subcompact in select markets across the United States, with more MTV/Viacom-derived “millenial focused” ad campaigns. But Chevrolet is being cagey, if not evasive, regarding projected sales. GM is planning a whole slew of tie-ins with the music/entertainment network to help promote the Spark. According to the Detroit News “For […]

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Chevrolet is slowly launching the Spark subcompact in select markets across the United States, with more MTV/Viacom-derived “millenial focused” ad campaigns. But Chevrolet is being cagey, if not evasive, regarding projected sales. GM is planning a whole slew of tie-ins with the music/entertainment network to help promote the Spark. According to the Detroit News “For […]

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Chevrolet Spark Pricing Will Undercut Sonic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chevrolet-spark-pricing-will-undercut-sonic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chevrolet-spark-pricing-will-undercut-sonic/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 12:30:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435592 Chevrolet’s Spark minicar will go on sale in July starting at  a price point below the Sonic’s $14,600 (destination included). The Korean-built minicar competes in the “A-segment”, alongside the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ. While the Spark is about 5 inches longer than a Fiat 500, it is over a foot shorter than […]

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Chevrolet’s Spark minicar will go on sale in July starting at  a price point below the Sonic’s $14,600 (destination included). The Korean-built minicar competes in the “A-segment”, alongside the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ. While the Spark is about 5 inches longer than a Fiat 500, it is over a foot shorter than […]

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Are You Ready For: A 1.2 Liter “Sub-Subcompact” Chevy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/are-you-ready-for-a-1-2-liter-sub-subcompact-chevy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/are-you-ready-for-a-1-2-liter-sub-subcompact-chevy/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:37:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405922 For most Americans, the term “small car” typically refers to a C-segment sedan like the Honda Civic or Ford Focus, cars that now qualify as midsizers in many key metrics. Subcompact, or B-segment cars are generally considered the smallest of the small, as their name implies… but ask an American to describe a car smaller […]

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For most Americans, the term “small car” typically refers to a C-segment sedan like the Honda Civic or Ford Focus, cars that now qualify as midsizers in many key metrics. Subcompact, or B-segment cars are generally considered the smallest of the small, as their name implies… but ask an American to describe a car smaller […]

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Quote Of The Day: American Tastes Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/quote-of-the-day-american-tastes-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/quote-of-the-day-american-tastes-edition/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:55:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336755 I have driven a Spark around Michigan and have had some (GM executives) out for Saturday afternoon driving. We’ve cruised Woodward. North America has been an on-and-off thing for (the Spark). At the present time, though, it is very much on. Most of the world’s minicars were not designed for North America. The safety and […]

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I have driven a Spark around Michigan and have had some (GM executives) out for Saturday afternoon driving. We’ve cruised Woodward. North America has been an on-and-off thing for (the Spark). At the present time, though, it is very much on. Most of the world’s minicars were not designed for North America. The safety and […]

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