The Truth About Cars » city cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Tata GenX Nano Latest In Low-Cost Line Of Nano City Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/tata-genx-nano-latest-in-low-cost-line-of-nano-city-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/tata-genx-nano-latest-in-low-cost-line-of-nano-city-cars/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070802 Hitting showrooms Tuesday, Tata Motors announced its latest variant of the Nano city car: the GenX Nano. Starting price for the four-passenger GenX ranges between Rs1.99 lakh ($3,000 USD) for the XE trim, to Rs2.89 lakh ($4,535) for the XTA model. Power comes from a 624cc two-cylinder with multi-point injection, and is good for around […]

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Hitting showrooms Tuesday, Tata Motors announced its latest variant of the Nano city car: the GenX Nano. Starting price for the four-passenger GenX ranges between Rs1.99 lakh ($3,000 USD) for the XE trim, to Rs2.89 lakh ($4,535) for the XTA model. Power comes from a 624cc two-cylinder with multi-point injection, and is good for around […]

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Aldred: 2018 Opel Adam Could Become A Buick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/aldred-2018-opel-adam-become-buick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/aldred-2018-opel-adam-become-buick/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=989026 Buick may want to slap its badge on the face of the Opel Adam, but it will be a while before it has the opportunity to take on Fiat and MINI. According to Automotive News, Buick/GMC U.S. vice president Duncan Aldred believes the Adam “would make a great Buick,” despite the city car not being […]

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Buick may want to slap its badge on the face of the Opel Adam, but it will be a while before it has the opportunity to take on Fiat and MINI. According to Automotive News, Buick/GMC U.S. vice president Duncan Aldred believes the Adam “would make a great Buick,” despite the city car not being […]

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Ford do Brasil Unveils New Ka Hatchback, Sedan For Global Markets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/ford-brasil-unveils-new-ka-hatchback-sedan-global-markets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/ford-brasil-unveils-new-ka-hatchback-sedan-global-markets/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=893082 Last week, Ford do Brasil unveiled the new Ka and Ka+, set to be built and sold (almost) worldwide in short order. Just-Auto reports the city car will come in both five-door (Ka) and sedan (Ka+) formats, with power to the front coming from either a 1-liter 12v TiVCT or 1.5-liter 16v Sigma flex-fuel three-pots. […]

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Last week, Ford do Brasil unveiled the new Ka and Ka+, set to be built and sold (almost) worldwide in short order. Just-Auto reports the city car will come in both five-door (Ka) and sedan (Ka+) formats, with power to the front coming from either a 1-liter 12v TiVCT or 1.5-liter 16v Sigma flex-fuel three-pots. […]

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Opel Adam Entering Chinese Market As A Buick http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/opel-adam-entering-chinese-market-as-a-buick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/opel-adam-entering-chinese-market-as-a-buick/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:55:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=756345 When the Opel Adam enters the Chinese auto market in 2015, it will do so with a Buick badge as General Motors’ first high-end city car. CarNewsChina reports the Adam will sell for somewhere between 169,800 yuan and 268,800 yuan, the same price range as that of the city car’s main competitor, the Fiat 500. […]

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When the Opel Adam enters the Chinese auto market in 2015, it will do so with a Buick badge as General Motors’ first high-end city car. CarNewsChina reports the Adam will sell for somewhere between 169,800 yuan and 268,800 yuan, the same price range as that of the city car’s main competitor, the Fiat 500. […]

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Yamaha to Likely Build the Motiv, Based on Gordon Murray’s City Car, Using Murray’s iStream Assembly Process http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/yamaha-to-likely-build-the-motiv-based-on-gordon-murrays-city-car-using-murrays-istream-assembly-process/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/yamaha-to-likely-build-the-motiv-based-on-gordon-murrays-city-car-using-murrays-istream-assembly-process/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:32:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=657426 With most of the new cars and concepts leaked weeks ago there hasn’t been much real breaking news from the Tokyo Motor Show, so it was a bit of a surprise that Yamaha announced that it will be the first automotive manufacturer to embrace master automotive designer Gordon Murray’s revolutionary iStream assembly process and that […]

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With most of the new cars and concepts leaked weeks ago there hasn’t been much real breaking news from the Tokyo Motor Show, so it was a bit of a surprise that Yamaha announced that it will be the first automotive manufacturer to embrace master automotive designer Gordon Murray’s revolutionary iStream assembly process and that […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: A Mini’s Progress Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-a-minis-progress-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-a-minis-progress-edition/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 15:05:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422923 My two weeks in Europe has drawn to a close, and I’m back at my familiar desk, in front of my familiar computer, catching up on all the automotive happenings I missed, contemplating my transition out of TTAC’s day-to-day leadership, and reflecting on all I saw over my whirlwind two weeks. And though you haven’t […]

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My two weeks in Europe has drawn to a close, and I’m back at my familiar desk, in front of my familiar computer, catching up on all the automotive happenings I missed, contemplating my transition out of TTAC’s day-to-day leadership, and reflecting on all I saw over my whirlwind two weeks. And though you haven’t […]

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Review: 2012 Scion iQ Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2012-scion-iq-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2012-scion-iq-take-two/#comments Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:56:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415947 Scion is quite sure of one thing: the new iQ is a much better car than the smart fortwo. What they’re much less sure of: how many of the targeted fine young North American urbanites will buy one rather than periodically use Zipcar. I’m neither young nor urban, but I’m going to do my best […]

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Scion is quite sure of one thing: the new iQ is a much better car than the smart fortwo. What they’re much less sure of: how many of the targeted fine young North American urbanites will buy one rather than periodically use Zipcar. I’m neither young nor urban, but I’m going to do my best […]

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Americans Love Tiny Cars, They’re Just Not Aware Of Them http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/americans-love-tiny-cars-theyre-just-not-aware-of-them/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/americans-love-tiny-cars-theyre-just-not-aware-of-them/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 15:56:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412584 Under Penske management, the Smart minicar brand sold fewer than 6,000 vehicles last year, capping a sales decline that led Mercedes to take back management duties for the brand. And, according to the new folks in charge of Smart, there’s only one real problem with the brand: awareness. Or, more precisely, lack thereof. We’ve heard this song […]

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Under Penske management, the Smart minicar brand sold fewer than 6,000 vehicles last year, capping a sales decline that led Mercedes to take back management duties for the brand. And, according to the new folks in charge of Smart, there’s only one real problem with the brand: awareness. Or, more precisely, lack thereof. We’ve heard this song […]

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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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Opel Plugs City Sized Hole http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/opel-plugs-city-sized-hole-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/opel-plugs-city-sized-hole-2/#comments Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:57:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368846 Despite losing $600m, Vauxhall/Opel is planning for the future. They’re bringing the Chevrolet Volt to Europe and they expect to be back in the black by 2012. Now, it appears, they want to fill that hole in their lineup. You know? That city car sized hole? Just below the Corsa. Autocar reports that Vauxhall/Opel is […]

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Despite losing $600m, Vauxhall/Opel is planning for the future. They’re bringing the Chevrolet Volt to Europe and they expect to be back in the black by 2012. Now, it appears, they want to fill that hole in their lineup. You know? That city car sized hole? Just below the Corsa. Autocar reports that Vauxhall/Opel is […]

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LA Auto Show: VW Up! Lite http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/la-auto-show-vw-up-lite/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/la-auto-show-vw-up-lite/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2009 19:29:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337674 VW’s biggest news from LA today is the Up! Lite, no doubt designed by some uptight Germans intent on bring a strange looking, Germanically efficient vehicle to the shores of America (or Poland). Obviously a result of VW’s development of a 100+MPG 1+1 seater car, the 70 mpg Up! Lite makes up for its homely […]

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VW’s biggest news from LA today is the Up! Lite, no doubt designed by some uptight Germans intent on bring a strange looking, Germanically efficient vehicle to the shores of America (or Poland). Obviously a result of VW’s development of a 100+MPG 1+1 seater car, the 70 mpg Up! Lite makes up for its homely […]

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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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