THE PLOT AGAINST SMALL CARS
- Crossovers: A winning but overcrowded segment. Teahen Jr., John K. // Automotive News;6/16/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6312, p10
The article presents information on the automobile industry in the U.S. Crossovers and small cars were the two segments of the U.S. market that showed a sales gain for the first five months of 2008. Crossovers showed a sales gain of 1.9 percent for the year and small cars were up 10.3 percent...
- Not a small world after all? // Automotive News;10/16/2006, Vol. 81 Issue 6225, p50
The article focuses on the market share of small cars in the automobile industry from April 2006 to September 2006. The three new models in the segment are Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit and Nissan Versa. In April, the market share of small-cars was to 2.3 percent, while in July it reached to 13.6...
- SUB-SUBCOMPACTS. Wilkinson, Stephan // Popular Science;Mar2006, Vol. 268 Issue 3, p18
This article describes some compact cars that are finally available in the U.S. market in 2006. They include the Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. These cars will sport premium features such as Bluetooth, satellite radio, MP3 jacks and elegant interiors.
- Econoboxes No Longer. Zoia, David E. // Ward's Dealer Business;Apr2006, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p64
The article focuses on the emergence of small automobiles in the United States. The author comments on the difficulty of automobile manufacturers to sell small cars. J.D. Power data forecasts that annual small-car sales will increase between 2006 and 2010. A description of the features of...
- Japan sales keep win streak alive in March. Yamaguchi, Yuzo // Automotive News;4/19/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6089, p32
Japan new-vehicle sales rose in March, the third straight month of year-on-year improvement. Sales totaled 848,555 units, a 3.1 percent increase compared with March 2003. Rising sales of 660cc minivehicles and cars with engines larger than 2.0 liters offset lower demand for compact cars. Sales...
- Two in Front, Baby in the Back. Callaghan, Emily // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);02/15/99 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 133 Issue 7, p7A
Presents a reader's response to the article `Japan's Mini Invasion,' which appeared in the January 18, 1999 issue of `Newsweek.' The author's experience owning a Honda Z; Her impressions of the car.
- Japan sales up in Feb. Treece, James B. // Automotive News;3/15/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6084, p28
Helped by an improving economy, new-vehicle sales in Japan rose slightly in February compared to the year-ago month. Volume for all car and truck categories increased 1.7 percent to 535,248 units. Sales have risen in five of the last six months when compared to year-ago levels. Compact cars...
- Market place. // Wheels;Jan2006, p134
The article presents an update on the automobile sales in Australia as of November 2005. Sport-utility vehicle sales had the biggest decline. The Toyota Yaris claims more market share over last year. The improvement in sales was influenced by the increasing sales of small and light-car.
- Japan sales rise 3.9% in April. Yamaguchi, Yuzo // Automotive News;5/17/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6093, p38
Japan's automobile industry kicked off its fiscal year, which started April 1, with a 3.9 percent sales gain for the month. Sales of regular-sized cars surged 30.2 percent, buoyed by demand for the redesigned Honda Odyssey minivan and Toyota's luxury Crown sedan. Sales of compact cars stalled....