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Report: Renault Considering Revival Of Alpine Badge

The Alpine name is one fondly remembered by vintage sports car enthusiasts. Originally an independent carmaker/coachbuilder using Renault vehicles as its platforms, the Alpine brand was successful in several forms of motorsport, including rally. Now it looks like Renault may be primed to revive the... read more

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2010 Smart ForTwo: Tall Store, Small Car

Smart's Lilliputian fortwo rolled into Milwaukee's spiffy Smart Center at Hwy. 45 and Good Hope Rd during 2008.  Ironically, there's a former Hummer test track in front. ... read more March 6, 2010 by 

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Calling All College Students: Tell Us Your Automotive Campus Event

As you may notice from our archives we are just starting up for 2010. As part of being a good guide to college students on automotive news, events and... read more January 31, 2010 by 

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Daimler Launching car2go Smart ForTwo Rental Program In Texas

We first brought you news of Daimler's plans to launch its car2go short-term rental service for the Smart ForTwo in Austin, Texas back in March. Now that the date is drawing... read more November 17, 2009 by 

Mercedes S400 Hybrid

Report: BMW, Daimler to end hybrid partnership

BMW and Daimler have been working more and more closely together over the past several years, especially since the need to share costs and improve bottom lines has become so... read more July 15, 2009 by 

2009 Lexus LX 570

Lexus tops J.D. Power Initial Quality study, Porsche and Cadillac close behind

When it comes to luxury-car quality, taste often plays as big a role as fact, but J.D. Power tries to boil the issue down to a simple metric: problems per 100 cars. The... read more June 22, 2009 by 

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Brabus electric Smart car features electronic exhaust noise simulator

It's often cited as an advantage of electric cars, but it's also one of the biggest potential danger zones: silence. It makes for peaceful - if somewhat eerie - cruising at... read more June 17, 2009 by 

Tesla Roadster

Tesla delivers 500th Roadster

Having recently formed a partnership with German auto giant Daimler, Tesla this week has announced more good news with the company delivering its 500th all-electric Roadster... read more June 3, 2009 by 

Smart ForTwo

Smart offering free upgrade to fix balky ForTwo transmissions

Questions about safety, affordability, ultimate value and even performance are all well-worn topics for fans of the Daimler-built Smart ForTwo minicar, but to date mechanical... read more May 21, 2009 by 

Mercedes Benz C-Class versus Smart ForTwo

Small cars rated poorly in new IIHS crash test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just come to a conclusion that we suspect many motorists have known for years - when it comes to car safety, size does... read more April 14, 2009 by 

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Daimler bringing car2go vehicle sharing program to Texas

Daimler commenced trials of a new mobility concept called the ‘car2go project’ in Ulm, Germany, in October last year in an attempt to provide a solution for... read more March 26, 2009 by 

Smart ForTwo

Smart dealers left holding the bag on canceled orders

News of blockbuster sales and pre-orders of the Smart ForTwo in the U.S. last year is being tempered today with the revelation that a large number of depositors that had... read more March 16, 2009 by 

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Report: Smart planning new 'ForTwo +2' four-seat city car

Tiny, economical, yet stylish and trendy, the Smart ForTwo has proved a mammoth success in the U.S., with actual demand far outstripping projections. Toyota's iQ, Audi's A1... read more March 9, 2009 by 

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Green With Envy: Brabus Mods The Smart ForTwo Electric Drive

The production-destined Smart ForTwo EV showed its stuff at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and now Brabus has taken its turn to give a 'near production' variant the custom... read more March 4, 2009 by 

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Smart unveils Edition Limited Three ForTwo

No one anticipated the smashing success the Smart ForTwo would have in the U.S., despite its warm reception in Europe, making the car one of parent company Daimler's biggest... read more February 25, 2009 by 

Smart ForTwo EV

Smart exploring opportunities for U.S. ForTwo EV trial

In July last year Smart unveiled three new concept versions of its second-generation ForTwo minicar, all based around an ultra-efficient electric drivetrain. The trio... read more January 13, 2009 by 


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