Tag: small cars

QOTD: Thinking Small Again?

<img data-attachment-id="1594126" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,961" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford Europe Fiesta range" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1594126 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford Europe Fiesta range – Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-768×577.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> If the global economy were weather, yesterday […]

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Bucking the Trend, Nissan Insists It’s Still Committed to Small Cars

While public interest in crossovers has encouraged Nissan to rejigger its global offerings, the automaker has refused to abandon small sedans. It’s something we’ve seen across the board with Japanese automakers. As the crossover craze hit full swing, both Toyota and Honda said that abandoning entry-level automobiles might mean leaving first-time buyers behind. Despite crossovers bringing […]

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Importable or Impotable? Audi Debuts A1 Citycarver for Slick Urban Youths

<img data-attachment-id="1683014" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811.jpg" data-orig-size="3183,2166" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Dynamic photo,\nColour: Pulse orange","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"AUDI AG","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Audi A1 citycarver","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi A1 citycarver" data-image-description=" AUDI ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683014″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-610×415.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”415″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-610×415.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-450×306.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-768×523.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A199971_medium-e1564420595811-120×82.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Padding out its crossover lineup and going downmarket, like every other premium automaker, […]

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Ford’s Small Car Purge Continues Apace

Two months and change after Ford Motor Company ceased production of North America’s smallest Blue Oval vehicle, Europeans are waking up to news that their tiniest offering has a date with death. The Ka+, a name this writer can’t read without imagining a Bostonian pronouncing the word “car,” will disappear from the marketplace thanks to —what […]

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