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supermini

(ˈsuːpəˌmɪnɪ)
n, pl -nis
(Automotive Engineering) a small car, usually a hatchback, that is economical to run but has a high level of performance
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RENAULT'S Clio is a supermini you can't ignore in fourth generation form and has in recent times enjoyed an equipment upgrade.
THE Alfa Romeo MiTo has been progressively updated, but are the most recent changes enough to punt it to the top of premium section of the supermini class?
It may come as news to some motoring journalists but most supermini buyers don't routinely want to throw their cars about as if they were on stage from the RAC Rally.
The answer is that such cars might not be able to carry any more people than a conventional Fiesta-sized supermini but they can seat five people far more comfortably and offer them considerably greater levels of versatility.
An extra 62kgs of weight in the nose means it doesn't feel quite as agile as the base TCe, but with nearly 70% more pulling power, it's possibly a better choice if your supermini motoring must include plenty of out-of-town work.
Having engineered their fourth generation Corsa supermini, Vauxhall has also brought us the latest version of that model's small LCV derivative, the Corsavan.
WITH the current generation version of their Swift supermini, Suzuki have stayed true to the design principles that have long served them in the small car sector, low running costs, high quality and a spacious cabin being the highlights.
The BMW i3 scooped the Car of the Year 2014 title are well as triumphing the Best Supermini category.
Auto Business News-May 31, 2012--Mazda Motor Corporation launches new Demio supermini 13C-V Smart edition in Japan(C)1994-2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
Meanwhile, Vauxhall's much anticipated new supermini, the Junior, based on the Corsa, will be big on boutique custom, just like the Mini and Fiat 500.
BUDGET brand Perodua has lifted the wraps off a pair of new limited edition Myvi supermini models.
The model, which slots into the Japanese company's supermini line-up below the Micra and the Note, is compact yet spacious while also being economical to run.