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Automotive Minisizing

Smaller cars for eco, budget and simplified lifestyles

Implications - Consumers are gravitating to more humble automobile sizes as environmental values increase and budgets decrease and simplified lifestyles become more valued. For urbanites worldwide, compact designs have become desired traits, fueled largely by the credit crunch.
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Featured Examples

Multi-Vehicle Hybrids
Multi-Vehicle Hybrids
Jameson Klug's City is an All-in-One Eco Car and Motorbike
The City hybrid vehicle by Jameson Klug combines the uses of both a car and a motorbike into one eco-friendly design. Designed for developing nations, City gives a motorbike option since it tends to be… MORE
Miniature MINI Coopers
Miniature MINI Coopers
BMW Gets Small With the MINI Coupe Concept Car
When you think of the MINI you think of a cute, small car. So what do you call one that is smaller? A Tiny? BMW’s MINI Cooper has just introduced a new (smaller!) concept car, the MINI Coupe. Exactly… MORE
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Bionic Concept Car Brings Plants and Technology Together
The Bionic Concept Car is designer Vlad Icobet’s way of addressing the issue of air pollution in urban areas. This concept brings together nature and technology in one harmonious vehicle that runs on solar… MORE
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Diamond-Shaped Futuristic Cars
The Sleek M.01 Merges Compact With Paris Style
Ashley Cichocki envisions the future of personal transportation in Paris and rolls out the eye-catching M.01, a sleek, compact car of black diamond beauty. Aimed to be ultra green, the compact automobile… MORE
Cute Carrier Cars
Cute Carrier Cars
CarGo Truck by Adam Schacter is a Compact Delivery Boy
Delivery vehicles always tend to be bulky brown (no offense UPS), or white (ditto FedEx) trucks that take up way to much room, no matter the load. Now delivery systems can be customized for size with… MORE
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Bubbly Concept Cars
Mitsubishi i MiEV Sport Air Debut at the Geneva Auto Show (Update)
At the 2009 Geneva Auto Show, the Sport Air from Mitsubishi finally made its debut. The latest version of the i MiEV Sport is taller and rounder than last year's car. Rather than a teardrop shape, it's… MORE
£20,000 Aston Martins
£20,000 Aston Martins
‘Cygnet' Supermini is Based on the Toyota iQ
My heart is breaking, and it’s all because of the Aston Marton Cygnet. Aston Martin makes the supercars of James Bond lore, they represent the epitome of luxury—and they’ve just released their plans to… MORE
Customizable Car Interiors
Customizable Car Interiors
The Cartoonish Honda Ev-N Concept Car Is Every Girl's Dream
If I were a cartoon, I would love to own the Honda EV-N Concept car. Although it may not be a cartoon itself, it channels the animated world like no other car I have ever come across. It may be a girly… MORE
Miniaturized Pickup Trucks
Miniaturized Pickup Trucks
The Daihatsu Basket is a Retro Redneck's Dream
Concept cars are so technologically advanced these days. Fuel cells and stream lined, aerodynamics, and more have all help advance our vehicles. Here to keep us real is the Daihatsu Basket—the greatest… MORE
Thai Minicars
Thai Minicars
The New Nissan Micra Will Be Launched in Thiland
The new Nissan Micra is going to be the launched in Thailand, becoming Thailand’s first eco car. The new Nissan Micra is still in the concept stages, so all we have are sketches, but by the looks of… MORE

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