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A very small car, especially a subcompact.


(Automotive Engineering) a small saloon car


(ˈmɪn iˌkɑr)

a very small car, esp. a subcompact.
[1945–50, in sense “miniature car”]
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Noun1.minicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact carminicar - a car that is even smaller than a subcompact 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"
minicab - a minicar used as a taxicab
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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After suspending deliveries of the Dayz and Dayz Roox models involved in the fuel economy scandal for the last two weeks of April, Nissan's monthly sales declined 51 per cent for minicars and 22 per cent overall, including standard vehicles.
Nissan and Mitsubishi established NMKV in June 2011 to specialize in planning and development of minicars.
The IIHS says all of the minicars except the Spark and the Mazda 2 earned low ratings for restraints and kinematics.
said Thursday Japan does not need to change its light taxation system for minicars, as demanded by the United States, claiming the Japanese auto market is already open.
Seven of the top 10 models were minicars with engines no larger than 660 cc, reflecting interest among consumers in its fuel efficiency and affordable price.
and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced the model names and showed the exterior designs of their jointly-developed new minicars for the Japanese market.
The company is also decreasing production of the Nano minicar and plans to produce 2,000 Nano minicars in September 2011.
According to a Bloomberg report, Nissan motor Co and Mitsubishi Motor Corp will set up a 50-50 joint company next year to develop minicars that may become strategic models sold globally.
It now intends to refurbish its existing plant for minicars in the same prefecture to build the small sports car set to be launched in late 2011, although the introduction could take place slightly behind schedule as the two firms try to improve environmental and engine performances, Mori said.
FRUGAL - the Bond Minicars were a bit of a joke until critics saw how economical they were
There will be a market From DCTs across the model range, From minicars to SUVs," says Bernd Eckl, executive v.