Minicars

 
All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

All-electric Mini E for 2019 to appear at Frankfurt show in concept form

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers... read more

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive (European model) prototype, Aug 2016

2018 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive prototype: first ride impressions

Following the launch of the latest Smart Fortwo hatchback, it was only a matter of time before the trendy German brand would introduce an evolution of its Fortwo Electric... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage: The Unexpected Small-Car Success

Mitsubishi has been widely viewed as struggling in the U.S., but recently an unexpected vehicle has provided some good news for the Japanese carmaker. A tiny, cheap... read more January 19, 2016 by


 
Lexus LF-SA concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Minicars And Microcars: How Small Could Lexus Go?

The Lexus LF-SA Concept that made a first appearance this past month at the Geneva Motor Show definitely pushes the brand into unexpected design territory—and down to... read more April 14, 2015 by


 
next-generation Chevrolet Spark interior [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

2016 Chevrolet Spark Gets More Upscale Interior: Korean Photo Leaked

Three weeks from now, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark minicar will just have debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show, as well as the auto show in Seoul. We've already... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES  -  Driven, April 2014

Cheapest MPG You Can Buy: What Cars Give Lowest-Cost Mileage?

There are some pretty efficient cars on sale these days, but it's fair to say that to benefit from the technology, you often have to spend a little more to start with. What... read more June 25, 2014 by


 
2015 MINI Cooper five-door ad screencap

New 2015 MINI Cooper With Five Doors Confuses...Well, Everyone (Video)

The new 2015 MINI Cooper five-door is rolling out--at least in Europe--and it appears to be causing some problems. The latest version of the retro-styled subcompact hatchback... read more June 10, 2014 by


 
2014 Fiat 500

2015 Fiat 500 Updated With New Instrument Cluster, Display Options

Details on the 2015 Fiat 500, which will feature a handful of updates, have now been released a week before the car is showcased at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The most... read more April 8, 2014 by


 
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Gas Mileage: Real-World 40 MPG-Plus Possible, Owners Say

The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is unusual among the latest breed of gas-sipping small cars. There are no fancy tricks employed to hit its 37-40 mpg combined EPA ratings, no... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
New Renault Twingo

New Renault Twingo Previews Next Smart ForTwo

Car companies aren't in the habit of persisting with loss-making enterprises, so it's a surprise that Daimler has continued with its Smart city car brand as long as it has... read more February 14, 2014 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark IIHS small-overlap frontal crash test.

Very Small Cars Fail New IIHS Small-Overlap Frontal Crash Test

People like to joke that old American cars must be very safe because of the sheer amount of metal surrounding the driver, but that's oversimplification. At least, in most... read more January 22, 2014 by


 
Nissan Micra now available in Canada

Nissan Micra Minicar: Now Available In Canada, U.S. Still Denied

Compared to Europe and Asia, the U.S. market for subcompacts and minicars is tiny, with dozens of models available elsewhere that will never hit U.S. shores. One of those is... read more January 21, 2014 by


 
2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive

Daimler Boss Says Smart Car Is "More Relevant" Than Ever

Cars described as "ahead of their time" are usually regarded fondly, but often commercially unsuccessful--the resulting vehicles often too unusual for many consumers... read more January 14, 2014 by


 
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 sedan teaser image.

Will Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Add Sedan Model For 2015?

Hatchbacks may bring up bad memories for some people. Those who want a fuel-efficient small car--but were traumatized by the Chevrolet Vega, Ford Pinto, or any number of... read more January 9, 2014 by


 
2012 Tata Nano

World's Cheapest New Car, Tata Nano, Gets Diesel Option

Diesel may be taking a while to catch on in the U.S, but in India the diesel market has exploded in recent years. It's no surprise that automakers have been making the most... read more January 3, 2014 by


 
Top-secret Tata composite car styled by Marcello Gandini?

Top-Secret Tata Composite Car Styled By Lamborghini Countach Designer Gandini?

Humble cars designed by supercar stylists are nothing new. The original Fiat Panda, one of Europe's best-loved cars through the 1980s, was the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro... read more December 13, 2013 by


 

 
 

 
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