downsizing

New Small V-6 Engine Coming From Ford
New Small V-6 Engine Coming From Ford

When the UAW (briefly) posted a PDF document communicating Ford contract details on its website, the union inadvertently released a slew of upcoming product plans. The UAW document has since been removed, but we now know that the Ford Transit Van will be assembled in the U.S., we know that...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models

Subaru is about to embark on a new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the launch of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Report: Next-Gen Chevrolet Equinox To Downsize

General Motors plans to take its best-selling crossover vehicle down a notch—in size and weight, that is, according to one report from GM Inside News. It's a trend we might see a lot more of over the next several years, as automakers struggle to meet tougher upcoming fuel economy regulations...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Americans Downsizing At Rapid Rate

The United States has long been a bastion of the large car. Even in Europe, where many of the world's large sedans and SUVs hail from, economic and government pressures have pushed buyers to seek increasingly smaller vehicles and now that trend is growing here. Smaller, more fuel efficient and less...Read More»

2009 Fiat 500
Compact Owners Want Higher MPG, Unwilling To Downsize Again

American shoppers want more fuel-efficient future cars, but they might not be willing to downsize very much—or do without the features of larger vehicles. That’s what the latest study from the California-based market-research firm AutoPacific indicates. As part of a study called “Small Cars...Read More»

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