Chrysler Ypsilon TwinAir
The Ypsilon is an interesting and entertaining car then, and one that--with a little effort--could achieve decent mileage figures.
It's also in the unusual position of being unavailable for sale in Chrysler's home market, despite a largely similar car--the Fiat 500--being sold by Chrysler in the U.S.
There are doubtless plenty of reasons for its absence, not least to avoid competition with the Fiat itself, but we do think it's a bit of a shame.
It's more practical and spacious than the Fiat, and with many finding the 500 a little too small, that suggests there's an opening for a slightly larger version, prior to the 2013 Fiat 500L previewed at Geneva this year.
It also feels more grown-up, which could appeal to those put off by the Fiat's sugary retro styling, even if they're drawn to the fun driving characteristics and physical size.
The Chrysler Ypsilon may be a motoring mongrel, but it's a mongrel you'd quicky grow fond of.