Tag Archives: Subcompacts

Report: Buick could enter the compact market with the Opel Atom

It seems Buick is interested in expanding into different markets, specifically the subcompact luxury market as word from AutomotiveNews suggests the Opel Adam is under consideration for North America, but as a Buick. America’s Tri-Shield has a knack for slightly reengineering and rebadging Opels because, well, Opels in Europe today are good cars. So why not […]

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Report: Mercedes-Benz entry-level model below A-Class, not gonna happen

AutomotiveNews learned that Daimler’s CEO, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, downplayed the possibility of an entry-level Mercedes-Benz car that would slot below the A-Class. “We had a long debate about whether we should expand Mercedes into the B [subcompact] segment and we decided this is not going to happen,” remarked Zetsche. But in the same sentence, there […]

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Honda teases a new 2015 Fit, due at Detroit next month

The Honda Fit has endured its first ever generation with much success here in the US, being an economical, yet fun to drive practical subcompact hatch. Now, an all-new 2015 Fit is on the way to Detroit, as teased by Honda themselves today. Details were obviously kept to a minimum, as were the pictures. But […]

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Kia teases a “dramatic new European concept” ahead of its debut at Frankfurt

Kia released a teaser for a new concept that they’ll be debuting at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. No name or detailed description were included, other than the fact that this new concept poses as a “future B-Segment contender.” And in Euro automobile market classification jargon, that means any car considered to be a city […]

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Report: Next generation Mazda2 to be based on same platform as future CX-5 as Mazda employs 4-yr model cycles

Just-Auto.com reportedly spoke with some insiders with Mazda’s UK importer, who apparently said that the next generation Mazda2, also known as the Demio in the European and Japanese market, will be built on the same platform as the next generation CX-5 crossover. In the same conversation, Mazda is reportedly reverting to four-year model cycles with […]

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Report: BMW mulling over subcompact 1-Series sedan to rival Audi A3 sedan, could take form as a MINI too

AutoExpressUK reports that BMW may be considering a 1-Series-based sedan to rival the Audi A3 sedan. BMW’s Ian Robertson, the Roundel’s sales and marketing chief, spoke to the UK-based outlet at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show and said that should this potential 1-Series sedan reach production, it would enter the world’s largest single segment. China […]

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Report: Chevrolet Spark sees a strong kick-off with successful sales figures

The small subcompact city car is the quintessential antithesis to the bodystyles that Americans have been obsessed over…specifically SUVs and full-sized two- and four-door sedans. So I honestly was a little apprehensive about America’s pitch to make subcompacts here. But in the names of fuel economy, efficiency, and CAFE requirements, they are a bit necessary. […]

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2014 Ford Fiesta ST Top Story

Report: Ford Fiesta ST approved for North America, will be most powerful subcompact on market

AutoGuide reports that Ford has received a lot of positive feedback for Fiesta ST concept, so much in fact that Ford has decided to confirm the hot version of Ford’s latest subcompact. “The Fiesta is the next to get the [ST] treatment,” Steve Ling told AutoGuide at a Ford event in Laguna Seca. Ling is […]

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Report: Volkswagen Up gets new automated sequential manual for better efficiency

Although the Volkswagen Up is not for the US, those who are interested and able to get the Wolfsburg automaker’s city car should know that it will be coming with an all-new, more efficient gearbox option. Volkswagen calls it their Automated Sequential Gearbox or ASG, which will cost the UK buyer £595. The ASG is […]

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Apple Siri in Cars

Report: Variety of car makers looking to put Siri in cars, Chevrolet to get it first

Not too long ago, there were some rumors floating about in both the automobile and electronics news desks that Apple’s popular personal digital assistant, Siri, will soon be integrated into cars. Now, some new updates have come through and apparently General Motors has announced that the Chevrolet Spark and Sonic will be the first cars […]

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1978-89 Chilton Repair Manual - Chrysler Subcompacts - #20700 (8787) picture
1978-89 Chilton Repair Manual - Chrysler Subcompacts - #20700 (8787)
1978-89 Chilton Repair Manual - Chrysler Subcompacts - #20700 (8787) picture
1978-89 Chilton Repair Manual - Chrysler Subcompacts - #20700 (8787)
1982-92 Chilton Repair Manual - General Motors
1982-92 Chilton Repair Manual - General Motors "J" Car Subcompacts - #7059
1985-1995 Haynes Repair Manual - GM Subcompacts FWD picture
1985-1995 Haynes Repair Manual - GM Subcompacts FWD
Chilton Repair Manual - 1971-1980 GM Subcompacts picture
Chilton Repair Manual - 1971-1980 GM Subcompacts