Posts Tagged ‘minicar’

It All Begins with a Spark

Monday, November 23rd, 2009
2010 Chevrolet Spark
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A spark of life, a spark of intuition — everything begins with a spark. Chevrolet's all-new mini car is a new beginning, a car that challenges the conventional wisdom that little cars are either trendy or practical, either premium or good value. Spark changes the rules. It is as much about fun and fashion as it is about functionality. It offers style and all the latest in-car entertainment features as well as practicality, low consumption and low emissions. And it's great value for money.

Built to serve the burgeoning mini car segment, the fastest growing area of the new car market across the entire world, it is a newcomer that has been designed to appeal to car buyers everywhere, from Asia to Europe, Africa, Australia and the Americas. (more…)

Citroën C-ZERO, a 100% Electric Solution

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009
Citroën C-ZERO
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Paris — Zero fuel consumption, zero CO2 emissions and zero noise: with the C-ZERO, Citroën is broadening its compact vehicle range with a 100% electric solution. The new city car was designed to make urban mobility easier, with its compact dimensions, rapid charge, and sufficient range for day-to-day car journeys. And all this in a silence that makes occupants forget about the noise of the city. The C-ZERO is a real concentrate of technology and creativity that meets tomorrows challenges today!

Having already produced more than 5,500 electric vehicles, Citroën has the experience vital to being a frontrunner in a market segment that is set to grow significantly in the coming years. (more…)

The new Peugeot electric car: iOn “Zero Emissions”

Monday, September 7th, 2009
Peugeot iOn (Electric)
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Peugeot, the pioneer and 1st worldwide manufacturer of electric vehicles will be launching the iOn at the end of 2010. Its performance and 130 km operating range is obtained in particular due to the use of lithium-ion batteries, which will provide an efficient response to the challenges of urban mobility and respect for the environment.

With the iOn, which will be presented to the world for the 1st time at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot is incorporating the latest automotive edition into its model range.

With the 106 produced between 1995 and 2003, Peugeot, the pioneer in electric vehicles, remains to this day the manufacturer having sold the most “zero-emissions” cars in the world. (more…)

GM Daewoo Introduces New Matiz Creative Global Mini-Car

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
Daewoo Matiz Creative
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Seoul, Korea — GM Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM Daewoo) today launched its all-new global mini-car, the Matiz Creative. The new mini will go on sale from September 1.

“The Matiz Creative is an all-new mini-car developed at GM Daewoo, the global vehicle development center for GM's mini and small cars,” said Michael Grimaldi, President and CEO of GM Daewoo. “With its best-in-segment design, performance and safety, the new mini is destined to become an industry benchmark and a winner among consumers in Korea and around the world.”

Based on GM's global mini-vehicle architecture, it took 27 months to develop the Matiz Creative. (more…)

Chevrolet Spark: World Premiere at Geneva Auto Show

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
2010 Chevrolet Spark
© GM Corp.

All-new mini-car with maximum attitude
The all-new Chevrolet Spark, making its world premiere at the Geneva auto show in March, is a small car designed to make a big statement. It' s big on style, big on fuel economy and, like all products carrying the Chevrolet gold bowtie, big on refinement and value.

Its design breaks the mold for mini-cars and takes Chevrolet' s signature styling elements to this vehicle segment in a youthful, fun and fashion-conscious way.

Spark was inspired by the Chevrolet Beat concept, the most popular (more…)