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Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO did just that, and he seems to have generated lots of enthusiasm among attendees -- even though other dealers are clearly... read more

August 31, 2010 by  - 0
 
IIHS crash images from LSV and minitruck tests

IIHS Report: Low-Speed Vehicles & Public Roads Are A Dangerous Combination

At first, you'd see them scooting around college campuses or large factories. Then retirees and the gated-community set hopped onboard. Now, low-speed vehicles and their more... read more May 20, 2010 by  1


 
2009 Nissan Versa 5dr HB Auto S Front Exterior View

Frugal Shopper: Five Most Miserly Models

Run all the numbers for overall ownership costs—including depreciation, insurance, repairs, maintenance, and the like—and you'll almost always find that holding on to... read more March 19, 2010 by  10


 
Smart ForTwo envisioned as NYPD traffic enforcement car

Smart Sales Solution: Hey, NYPD, Ditch Those Cushmans For ForTwos!

It's tough being Smart these days. After selling a stunning 24,622 Smart ForTwo models in 2008, its first year on the market, sales sank 41 percent last year. Now Smart has... read more January 19, 2010 by  11


 
2010 Smart fortwo Passion Coupe

Smart Offers Its First Lease Incentive Program

Jill Lajdziak has only been on the job a couple of weeks, but already Smart's new CEO is shaking things up with the company's first-ever lease-incentive program. Shoppers can... read more January 18, 2010 by  0


 
Think City electric vehicle

Official: Think To Build Electric Cars In U.S.

Think Global is a Norwegian based manufacturer of electric vehicles and is the same company behind the original ‘Th!nk’ electric car that went on sale in the U.S... read more January 5, 2010 by  1


 
Jill Lajdziak

Former Saturn Chief Gets Top Job At Smart

On January 1, 2010, Saturn's former general manager, Jill Lajdziak, joined smart's American team as vice president of marketing and sales. Three days later, she was named the... read more January 5, 2010 by  0


 
2009 Smart Passion coupe, offered on eBay

Heinous Car Pic of the Day: Pimped-Out Smart ForTwo Woody

Yes, it's a 2009 Smart ForTwo that's been ... ummm ... customized. Yes, those are wide whitewalls and teeny-weeny baby moons. Yes, that's two-tone red and black paint. And... read more December 21, 2009 by  1


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi May Offer Gas-Powered i-Miev To U.S. Buyers

Back in June, Mitsubishi unveiled the production version of its i-MiEV battery electric vehicle. The curious-looking five-door hatch went on sale in Japan six weeks later at... read more November 24, 2009 by  0


 
smart fortwo edition limited three 006

Marketing WTF: Smart, Little Debbie Give Away A ForTwo

To be successful at marketing, companies have to shill their products in a variety of ways: on TV, in print, via editorial coverage, and so on. Partnerships with other... read more November 23, 2009 by  3


 
2009 mercedes benz bluezero concept 019

Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused... read more November 13, 2009 by  4


 
Smart campaign from BBDO NY

Adwatch: Do Smart's New Ads Look Better Than Its Cars?

The Smart ForTwo is impossible to ignore. It inspires adoration (because it's cute and convenient for city-dwellers) or antipathy (because it's ugly, cramped, expensive, and... read more November 5, 2009 by  0


 
The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown. Photo: Transworld Publishers.

Dan Brown May Sell Lots of Books, But He Knows Nothing About Cars

We hardly need mention that The Lost Symbol, the long-awaited sequel to The Da Vinci Code, is now out and available at millions of bookstores and online for your reading... read more September 23, 2009 by  3


 
Smart ForTwo Edition Highstyle

Coming To Europe: Deluxe 'Edition Highstyle' Smart Fortwo

Nearly everything is shrinking these days -- electronics, the economy, the globe (thanks, Facebook) -- but with few exceptions, luxury automakers have been reluctant to join... read more August 26, 2009 by  0


 
Renault Twingo

Renault Helps Mercedes On New Smart, Plans Return To U.S.

No one can deny that French automaker Renault is on the move these days. In addition to its work with Nissan on electric vehicles, the company is in talks with Mercedes-Benz... read more August 4, 2009 by  0


 
Lotus EV minicar concept

Lotus EV Minicar Looks Vaguely Familiar

Automotive Engineer magazine wanted to know how far Lotus could push the design envelope on a fully electric minicar. Judging from the sketches the company cranked out, the... read more July 20, 2009 by  0


 

 
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