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RICHARD TRUETT

Where U.S. shoppers draw the line on buying very small cars

12:02 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2014
Daimler says it's giving the Smart car another go in the United States by rebuilding it from wheels to roof, complete with new powertrains. It may not help....
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Smart: New ForTwo gets EV, drop-top

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Daimler's Smart division will offer electric and convertible versions of the redesigned two-seater it unveiled here last week....
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Daimler seeks boost for Smart from new 4-seat model

July 16, 2014 16:10 CET
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 alongside the latest version of the ForTwo two-seater, currently the brand's only model....
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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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Daimler to unveil new Smart 4- and 2-seat cars

July 16, 2014 12:02 CET
The new-generation Smart ForFour and ForTwo will be unveiled today. The arrival of the ForFour gives the Daimler subsidiary a second model in its European portfolio for the first time since 2006....
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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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Daimler to increase cost cuts to narrow profit gap with BMW, Audi

April 9, 2014 15:39 CET
Daimler will continue to cut costs at Mercedes-Benz to help its premium brand narrow the profitability gap with rivals BMW and Audi....
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Mercedes breaks global record for single-month sales

April 4, 2014 12:26 CET
Mercedes set a new company record for global sales in a single month as March volume rose 13 percent to 158,523 vehicles. Demand for the E class and Mercedes' growing lineup of compacts is driving the growth....
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Daimler mulls production of Mercedes cars in Russia

April 1, 2014 15:51 CET
Daimler is examining whether to build Mercedes-Benz cars in Russia as it seeks to expand its global production base and overtake German rivals BMW and Audi to become the world's top-selling premium automaker....
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70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

March 18, 2014 06:01 CET
The new Smart ForTwo and ForFour will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo, but they will bear no resemblance to the new Twingo....
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Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models....
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70% of Twingo's components -- but not styling -- come from Smart cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
The redesigned Smart ForTwo and ForFour minicars will share up to 70 percent of their components with the redesigned Renault Twingo unveiled at the auto show here, but they will bear no resemblance to the cheeky Twingo....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Minicar mania: Renault, PSA, Toyota debut key new entries at Geneva show

March 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Sales in the European minicar segment, the region's third-largest after subcompacts and compacts, are forecast to rise by nearly 20 percent in the next three years as automakers reveal a host of new models....
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Mercedes to decrease sales incentives as demand outstrips supply

Feb. 7, 2014 14:24 CET
Daimler plans to lower sales incentives on its Mercedes-Benz vehicles and raise prices on some models as demand outstrips supply....
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Mercedes sales rise 15% in January on S-class sales

Feb. 5, 2014 13:39 CET
Mercedes brand sales rose 15 percent in January, helped by a substantial rise in China deliveries and strong demand for the flagship S-class sedan....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mercedes sales boss Kaellenius sees great years ahead

Feb. 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Mercedes is counting on Ola Kaellenius, its new sales boss and former CEO of its high-performance AMG subbrand, to help it become the No. 1 premium automaker by 2020....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year. Although executives said a decision hasn't been made, the car has not been homologated for the United States, Smart boss Annette Winkler said here at the auto show....
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High costs likely to keep Smart's 4-seater from U.S.

Jan. 18, 2014 06:01 CET
U.S. dealers aren't likely to get the new Smart ForFour four-seat car that goes on sale in Europe this year....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Daimler, Renault, VW and Fiat cars on list of European industry's biggest money losers

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers from Fiat to Volkswagen and Daimler to Renault lost a combined 20 billion euros developing and selling models ranked in a top 10 list of the European auto industry's most “catastrophic” failures of the past 15 years....
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