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Rental Biz Sees Small-Car Shortage

Demand for small cars on rise, as is anger at 'upgrades'

(Newser) - Rental car companies can't meet the soaring demand for more fuel-efficient small cars and are forcing irritated customers to take "upgrades" to gas-guzzlers. Rocketing gas prices are putting pressure on Hertz, Avis, and other companies to sell their luxury cars and SUVs to pay for fuel-efficient models. Bookings for... More »

India's Tata Debuts $2,500 Car

Tata Motors' Nano could add millions of cars to India's already congested roads

(Newser) - It has no radio, air conditioning, or passenger-side mirror and only one windshield wiper; but what Tata Motors' newest offering, the Nano, does have is a price tag that could help millions of people become car owners: $2,500. The tiny 4-door sub-compact, the world's cheapest car, was unveiled at... More »

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