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BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.
Daimler's microcar brand will lose more than two-thirds of its U.S. dealerships after its lineup goes all-electric this year.
The struggling small-car brand is shifting exclusively to battery power in the U.S. and Canada this year.
Mercedes and BMW are pursuing similar strategies as they remake themselves for the future. Autonomous driving, electric vehicles, connectivity and car-sharing rule.
One will stick with selling the two-seaters, hoping for an uptick in electric-car sales. The other says it’s time to say goodbye.
Why didn't the microcar brand work out as expected in the U.S., and can it succeed with just EVs?
Its volumes remain roughly half those of BMW’s small-car brand Mini.
As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer.
Smart expects to boost sales again in the future after they grew 21 percent in 2016, despite the lack of a crossover in the brand's lineup.
This is not exactly the golden age of microcars. Indeed, at a time when gas is cheap and looks like it will stay cheap, can Smart really hope to grow?
Daimler AG will stop selling gasoline-powered Smart cars in the U.S. and Canada later this year and will convert the microcar brand to an electric vehicle-only endeavor.
PSA says it's in talks to buy Opel; Next Mitsu Eclipse to be crossover; New Lexus hybrid; Smart going all-EV in U.S., Canada; Chrysler's starring role in Comedy Central series.
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