compact car

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Noun1.compact car - a small and economical carcompact car - a small and economical car    
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), is planning to launch eight models in the compact car range.
More than 6,500 employees from around 50 countries work here producing the successful Mercedes-Benz compact car models, and they are also going to be building the compact cars for our new generation of electric vehicles.
As Mercedes-Benz's first production location for compact cars in the NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] region, it will also significantly enlarge our footprint here.
In addition to fulfilling fuel efficiency and dynamic performance expectations, the layout has been optimised and various technologies used to reduce weight in order to meet the rigorous size and weight requirements specific to compact cars.
Honda is looking to catch up with the launch of the remodeled Fit compact car amid intensifying competition in the segment.
Nissan is recalling certain models of the Micra compact car produced in Britain and Japan between 2002 and 2006, as well as the Cube, produced in Japan around the same period.
will launch the locally manufactured Etios compact car in Brazil at the end of September, the head of the local subsidiary said Tuesday.
Japanese car maker Nissan Motor Company Ltd (Tokyo:7201) announced today that it will build a new compact car, the Invitation, at its Sunderland factory in north-east England.
Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co is focussing on development of diesel engines and small compact cars in order to meet specific demands from the Indian market.
The compact car segment is about 70 per cent of the total passenger car market in India.
The Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corp plans to launch its compact car by December 2010 in India.
Suzuki Celerio hatchback gains 60 per cent share in KSA compact car market