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9Smart readies Fortwo Cityflame special edition for Detroit

There's nothing cowardly about the yellow Smart Fortwo being introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Why the bright color? Daimler says it's in response to both trends in car colors and customer demand for more personalization on the city car's higher-end Passion trim level. The newest Smart edition has been christened Cityflame. It features eye-popping pearlescent flame yellow side body panels and black safety panels and roof and 15-inch black alloy wheels.

28Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo

Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up!

8Opel Adam hatch caught sans camo

Two weeks ago we brought you some of the worst spy shots ever, revealing the forthcoming Opel Adam minicar. Today we've got more. These are remarkably better – yet still low res – shots of Opel's long-gestating competitor to the Volkswagen Up!

2Report: Minicar maker, Daihatsu, exiting European market

Toyota's extensive portfolio of subsidiaries includes the brand Daihatsu, a relatively unknown name here in the States. Daihatsu offers a lineup of budget vehicles, mostly hatchbacks, and sells some models, such as the Altis, which is nothing more than a rebadged Toyota Camry. Daihatsu focuses on minicars, often offered at rock bottom prices and sold overseas, particularly in European countries.

AddAston Martin CEO: Cygnet city car is "advanced, iconic, iconoclastic"

Aston Martin Cygnet – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddReport: Mini to debut city car concept in Geneva next March

1997 Mini Spiritual city car concept

AddReport: Vauxhall city car design to be approved soon, electric version coming asap

According to a report in Autocar, designers of the Vauxhall / Opel city car will be getting final approval for the new car within the next six to eight weeks and the production vehicle will be ready to go on sale by the end of 2012. Autocar spoke with Nick Reilly, head of General Motors Europe, and he offered up a bunch of little details about the upcoming city car. Reilly stated:

AddEnter the rumormill: Renault to build a Smart/IQ contender

Renault Twingo - Click above for a complete gallery

AddFiat plans new brand for low-cost cars

It's been widely reported already that Fiat is working up a new city car that would revive the old Topolino nameplate in Europe. Now it seems that the Italian automaker is considering launching a completely new marque for that city car along with two additional models that would be based on architecture already used in emerging markets such as Brazil. Of course, style-conscious European tastes would ensure that the new city cars would be completely remodeled. One of the three vehicles would like

12REPORT: Fiat plans Smart, Toyota iQ competitor

Fiat is rumored to be working on an all-new brand to launch small, inexpensive cars into the Western Europe, with two of the three proposed models being based on vehicles from emerging markets. The third is much more interesting. The new supermini, which could revive the Topolino moniker, is expected to get a new twin cylinder engine that could offer as much as 65 mpg when mated to a dual-clutch gearbox. Naturally, Fiat is targeting the smart fortwo, Toyota iQ and the upcoming up! minicar from V

AddEarly shots of Gordon Murray's T.25 surface

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AddNo GM minicars in U.S. for the time being

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5Gordon Murray's T25 city car caught at anniversary celebration

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