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megimoo
07-04-2008, 05:39 PM
General Motors, the maker of the iconic off-road Hummer, may be gearing itself up to sell mini-cars in the US, in order to win back market share as soaring fuel costs turn Americans off gas-guzzlers. Usually sold only in Asia and Latin America, GM is thought to be developing a version of the Chevrolet Beat for America’s highways, according to a report by Bloomberg. Not much bigger than the Daimler Smart car, the Chevrolet Beat does 40 miles to the gallon - making its fuel efficiency second only to hybrid cars in the US. Chevrolet Beat: sold in Asia and...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/07/03/bcngm103.xml

Cold Warrior
07-04-2008, 05:45 PM
But, but, but we're Americans. Why should we drive those little Euroweenie cars? I think GM should up their production of Escalades.

lacarnut
07-04-2008, 06:15 PM
But, but, but we're Americans. Why should we drive those little Euroweenie cars? I think GM should up their production of Escalades.

Screw that; I am waiting for a Nissan GT-R 480 hp twin turbo gas guzzler. Gotta keep my oil stocks going up and up.

Celestron
07-04-2008, 06:21 PM
Looks like they took an old VW Beetle and "beat" the front and back with a sledgehammer.

megimoo
07-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Sara if you buy SLW a new Chevrolet Beat they will throw in a new H2 as part of the deal !:D