Subcompact cars

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Subcompact cars

The AMC Gremlin was the first American subcompact car. Made by the American Motors Corporation for eight years from April 1, 1970 to the 1978 model year, a total of 671,475 Gremlins were made. . more on Wikipedia about AMC Gremlin

The Audi 50 . designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was a three-door supermini hatchback launched by Audi in 1974 and sold only on continental Europe. The car was offered with a 1093 cc engine producing either 50 or 60 PS (37 or 44 kW/49 or 58 hp) for the LS and GL models, respectively. The model was popular in Europe for both its high specification for a car of that time and the relatively low cost it was sold at. . more on Wikipedia about Audi 50

The Autobianchi A112 was an Italian automobile. It was a supermini built by Autobianchi, with development being carried out with help from Lancia, and using the mechanicals of the Fiat 127. It was introduced in 1969, as a replacement for the Bianchina, and was built until 1985, when it gave way for the more modern Lancia Y10. Over 1.2 million units were produced in Autobianchi’s Milan factory. . more on Wikipedia about Autobianchi A112

The Autozam Revue was a subcompact car from Mazda’s Autozam marque. The demise of that marque led to the car’s being renamed the Mazda Revue from 1994 until 1998. The car was also sold in Europe and some other export markets as the Mazda 121 . were it replaced the previous 121 based on the first-generation Ford Festiva. . more on Wikipedia about Autozam Revue

There have been two small cars from Buick called the Skyhawk . . more on Wikipedia about Buick Skyhawk

The Chevrolet Aveo is a subcompact automobile marketed globally by General Motors. There are two origins for the model: . more on Wikipedia about Chevrolet Aveo

The Chevrolet Chevette was Chevrolet’s version of GM’s worldwide T-car program of the 1970s also sold as Vauxhall Chevette, Opel Kadett Isuzu Gemini, Holden Gemini and Pontiac 1000. The T-car was actually first launched in Brazil under this name in 1974, as a two-door sedan- the Brazilian Chevette line eventually included a hatchback and a station wagon (named MarajГі), all two-doors, as well as a pickup (named Chevy 500), and was produced until 1994. . more on Wikipedia about Chevrolet Chevette o rtop e di a. c om Dreamteam.

The Chevrolet Monza was available as a rear wheel drive hatchback, coupe and wagon, sold from 1975 through 1980. It replaced the Chevrolet Vega, with three years of overlap, and was based on the same GM H platform. Other 1975-1980 H-bodies are twins of the Monza: the Oldsmobile Starfire . Buick Skyhawk . and the Pontiac Sunbird . Chevrolet previously used the Monza nameplate as a separate model within the Corvair lineup. . more on Wikipedia about Chevrolet Monza

The Chevrolet Sprint was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Swift, sold in the United States and Canada. From 1985 to 1987, the car was sold as the Suzuki Forsa in Canada. The Sprint was also sold in Canada as the Pontiac Firefly. . more on Wikipedia about Chevrolet Sprint

The Chevrolet Vega (Pontiac’s version was known as the Pontiac Astre ) was a compact coupe and station wagon sold from 1971 through 1977 as a replacement for the ill-fated Chevrolet Corvair. It was based on the GM H platform and was followed by the 1975- 1980 Chevrolet Monza . The Astre nameplate was available in Canada from 1973 through 1977, and in the U.S. from 1975 through 1977. The Vega 2300 was Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 1971. . more on Wikipedia about Chevrolet Vega

The Daewoo Gentra is a subcompact car built by Korean company GM Daewoo, a subsidiary of General Motors. The name comes from the words ‘ gentleman’ and ‘ transport’. . more on Wikipedia about Daewoo Gentra

The Daewoo Kalos is a subcompact automobile built by GM Daewoo, a South Korean subsidiary of General Motors. It is rebadged for export markets under a variety of names, the most common being Chevrolet Kalos and Chevrolet Aveo . . more on Wikipedia about Daewoo Kalos

The Daewoo Lanos was a subcompact car designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and produced by Daewoo Motors from 1997 to 2002. Three body styles of the Lanos were available, a hatchback with 3 or 5 doors and a sedan. The cars were equipped with GM Family 1 D-TEC engines ranging from 1.5 L SOHC to 1.6 L DOHC. . more on Wikipedia about Daewoo Lanos

There have been a number of vehicles bearing the Charger nameplate, but the name has generally denoted a performance model in the Dodge range. The 1983 to 1987 Chargers were based on the front wheel drive Chrysler L platform. . more on Wikipedia about Dodge Charger (L-body)

The Dodge Omni and the similar Plymouth Horizon were front wheel drive subcompact cars introduced by the Dodge and Plymouth divisions of Chrysler Corporation in North America in 1978. . more on Wikipedia about Dodge Omni

The Fiat Uno is a supermini automobile produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. The Uno began production in 1983, and remains in production throughout the world today, though it ceased production in its native Italy in 1995. . more on Wikipedia about Fiat Uno

The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, China, India and South Africa. It is now marketed worldwide, including Japan and Australasia, but was only sold briefly in North America. It is one of Ford’s most successful cars with over ten million sold in six distinct generations since 1976 and production continues as of 2006. . more on Wikipedia about Ford Fiesta

Ford Ka (pronounced Ka, car, or K.A.) is a city car from the Ford Motor Company marketed in Europe and elsewhere. The European version is produced at Ford’s Valencia plant in Southern Spain. . more on Wikipedia about Ford Ka

The Ford Pinto was a subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. The car’s design began in 1968 under the direction of Ford executive Lee Iacocca. It was first introduced in 1971, and was built through the 1980 model year. Like many Ford cars, it had a twin: in the Pinto’s case, the Mercury Bobcat. . more on Wikipedia about Ford Pinto

The Geo Metro first appeared in Chevrolet-Geo showrooms in 1989. It was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Swift, sharing many of the drivetrain and interior components. The Metro was a direct replacement for the Chevrolet Sprint, a subcompact hatchback that was several inches shorter than the Metro, and boasted fewer safety and convenience features.

The Sprint was also a rebadged Suzuki Swift. Several body styles were available during the Metro’s 13 year run, including a 2-door convertible, 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, and a 5-door hatchback. The Metro enjoyed a decent run, first as a Geo from 1989 through 1997, then as a Chevrolet from 1998 to the model’s final year in 2001.

The Suzuki Swift though, is still being sold in Japan and Europe, albeit in a different form. The Swift is also still being sold in Canada as a rebadged Daewoo Kalos/Chevrolet Aveo. . more on Wikipedia about Geo Metro

The Hyundai Accent (sold in some regions as the Verna ) is a subcompact car produced in South Korea. It replaced the Excel in the company’s lineup. . more on Wikipedia about Hyundai Accent

The Kia Avella is a subcompact automobile produced in sedan, 3-door hatchback, and 5-door hatchback form from March of 1994 to 1998. ** All models provided seating for five passengers. Sold worldwide as the Avella, it was rebadged as the Ford Aspire in North America and the Ford Festiva in Japan and Australasia. Sales of the Avella totalled 115,576 in 1994 but dropped to only 27,850 in 1998. ** The Avella was replaced by the Kia Rio. . more on Wikipedia about Kia Avella

The Demio (also sold as the Mazda 121 . Mazda Metro . Mazda2 and Ford Festiva Mini Wagon ) is a small minivan or tall station wagon which debuted in 1996. As of 2005, 892,000 Demios had been sold worldwide since introduction. . more on Wikipedia about Mazda Demio

The Peugeot 104 was a supermini automobile produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot between 1972 and 1992. . more on Wikipedia about Peugeot 104

The Peugeot 106 was a supermini automobile produced by the French manufacturer Peugeot from 1991 to 2003. It also formed the basis of one of the earliest commercially successful electric cars. . more on Wikipedia about Peugeot 106

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