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A very small car, especially a subcompact.
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(Automotive Engineering) a small saloon car
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(ˈmɪn iˌkɑr)

a very small car, esp. a subcompact.
[1945–50, in sense “miniature car”]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The all-new Alto shares the same body as the Alto minicar sold in Japan.
The Kia Rio, a four-door minicar, has the dubious distinction of the highest death rate among the 2011 models.
It is the size of a compact car but at 810kg is the weight of a minicar, and has a newly developed 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine.
"The market is fully open and any automakers outside Japan can enter as long as it fits to (the minicar) standards."
Auto Business News-September 20, 2013--PSA Peugeot Citroen and Toyota to collaborate in minicar segment(C)1994-2013 ENPublishing -
Mitsubishi's new models, eK Wagon and eK Custom, strike the balance among features that are necessary to achieve an "ee kei" (meaning "good minicar"), including a "comfortable cabin space and easy handling", a "high-quality feel that surpasses that of traditional minicars," and "excellent fuel economy."
Senior Police Officer 2 Domingo Ligutan of Manila Police District station 8 said two vehicles, a multicab and a Toyota Minicar, were rammed by a Philippine National Railways train on Teresa Street in Sta.
Sales rose to 15.4 billion euros ($22.2 billion) from 14 billion euros a year earlier, helped by the introduction of vehicles such as the upscale Citroen DS3 minicar, Paris-based Peugeot said today in a statement.
According to the report, Nissan Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said in a statement has stated "This agreement is important for Nissan as it supports our expansion in emerging markets, meets immediate capacity needs overseas and enables us to grow our minicar business in Japan."
Co.'s Tanto minicar came in second, with sales jumping 41.4 percent to 18,583
Reports in Tokyo claim that the new model is based on the existing Vitz minicar, known as the Yaris in Europe.