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  • In its statement, Volkswagen didn't comment on the planned truck alliance between its Swedish Scania AB brand and MAN SE , the small-car alliance with Suzuki Motors Corp. or the reported interested in taking a stake in Isuzu Motors Ltd.

    Emerging Markets Drive VW Profit

  • Our list includes the 2011 model-year cars listed in the micro, mini and small-car segments that received "good" ratings in all four categories, and offer life-saving electronic stability control, thus earning IIHS' Top Safety Pick designation.

    The Safest Small Cars, 2011

  • "But the small-car segment is important," he said.

    Ford India to Build Engines for Some New Models Locally

  • But sales data showed that small-car buyers keep their cars for shorter periods of time than owners of larger vehicles.

    Once a Global Also-Ran, Hyundai Zooms Forward

  • Sales also benefited from low interest rates as well as several model launches, mostly in the small-car segment, from Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Maruti, Toyota, and Tata Motors, among others.

    India 2010 Car Sales Rise 31%

  • As part of its expansion plan, Volkswagen teamed up with Japanese peer Suzuki Motor Corp. to reap cost synergies in the fiercely competitive small-car segment and plans to integrate Porsche's core sportscar unit as its 10th brand.

    VW CEO Says Qatar Backs Porsche Merger Plan, Cap Increase

  • Mr. Suzuki, who turns 82 in January, is faced with one of the toughest challenges in his 33 years at the helm of one of the world's most successful small-car makers.

    A Deep Divide Separates Old Allies Suzuki and VW

  • "We are going to try to grab some share" in the small-car segment, he said, puffing on a Marlboro.

    Revitalized Detroit Makes Bold Bets on New Models

  • BMW's small-car push will be led by a new car that "won't be a niche model, but will account for larger sales volumes," he says.

    For BMW, a Tough Transformation Pays Off

  • The three companies had initially said they would form a joint venture for the small-car project, with Bajaj holding a 50% stake and Renault and Nissan sharing the remaining equally between them.

    Bajaj on Track for Low Cost Car Launch

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