Smart

Daimler seeks to jumpstart Smart with revamped ForTwo, new 4-seat model

10:10 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014

Smart took the wraps off a four-seat model that it hopes will give the small-car brand a more solid foundation. The new ForFour was unveiled today alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater....
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Mercedes sales rise 10% in May on C class, compacts

June 6, 2014 12:45 CET

Mercedes' global brand sales rose 10 percent in May, helped by demand for the new C class and the carmaker's growing lineup of compacts....
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Daimler boss bullish on new ForFour

May 30, 2014 06:01 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche believes the all-new Smart ForFour minicar will be commercially successful and should help the brand further strengthen its balance sheet....
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M-B drops subcompact proposal; bigger Smart car may rival Audi A1

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

After thinking it over, Mercedes-Benz has decided not to build a car smaller than its A-class subcompact....
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3 IS THE NEW 4

Can 3-cylinder engines overcome their wimpy reputation?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014

Engineers have solved the technical problems that dogged the three-cylinder engine in the 1980s and early '90s. But even with turbochargers, it may take a while for the triple to outrun its historical baggage....
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Renault's EV plans hit by weak demand

May 23, 2014 10:04 CET

Renault has been forced to re-think its ambitious electric vehicle plans, a top executive said. "We're not in a situation where the market has followed our forecasts," Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll said....
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Mercedes drops proposal for subcompacts

May 19, 2014 11:20 CET

The smallest Mercedes will remain the A-class compact, although the Smart brand could expand into subcompacts, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said....
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Mercedes sales rise 14% in April on C-class, compacts

May 6, 2014 13:08 CET

Mercedes brand sales rose 14 percent in April helped by demand for the newly launched C class and the automaker's growing compact lineup....
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