minicar

Audi A1 To Launch At Frankfurt
Audi A1 To Launch At Frankfurt

It's a busy news day in Germany: first comes word that the Porsche/VW feud is coming to an end, and now we hear that Volkswagen subsidiary, Audi, will debut a production model of its anticipated A1 minicar at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Full production of the A1 is expected to begin in October...Read More»

2009 Scion iQ Concept
Report: Scion iQ Minicar In Showrooms By 2011

Toyota’s new iQ minicar is already on sale in Japan and most of Europe but there are now indications that the diminutive hatch could make its way to the United States. A Scion badged version of the car was displayed in concept form at this year’s New York Auto Show and now there are reports...Read More»

2009 Smart fortwo
New Study: Minicars Ranked By Fender-Bender Repair Bill

If you live in a crowded urban environment, you understand the value of minicars. No, they can't haul sheetrock, and trips to the grocery store become more like social calls, but where parking and (occasionally) fuel economy are concerned, they can be a condo-dweller's dream. Until, of course, they...Read More»

Indian market Chevrolet Spark
GM Pins Hopes On India

  General Motors, facing one of the worst auto industry sales slumps in decades and struggling to emerge from bankruptcy, is pinning its hopes on the Indian market to fuel its future growth and hopefully turn around its fortunes. The emerging market is still in its infancy but GM intends on...Read More»

IIHS President Adrian Lund on minicar safety
Big Accidents Come In Small Packages

Here's one that even we could've predicted--before coffee: tiny cars don't fare well in accidents. Like one of those scientific studies that are obvious, foregone conclusions but someone has to conduct them anyway just to get everything on paper (e.g. "Does jogging make you sweat?"), the friendly...Read More»

2007 Toyota IQ Concept
Hyundai To Produce Toyota iQ Rival

Hyundai might soon produce a minicar to compete with Toyota's iQ; the U.K.'s AutoCar claims that this new Hyundai could go on sale as early as next year. They say that a European Hyundai source indicated the car would be more basic, functional, and funky than the iQ: "sort of modular and minimalist...Read More»

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