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Report
Daimler to sell half its stake in Smart to Geely, Reuters reports [UPDATE]

Smart has a new boss, but patience is running thin for the money-loser

Smart has a new boss, but patience is running thin for the money-loser.

Green
BMW Isetta resurrected as Microlino EV

Will the Nth time be the charm?

Swiss company Microlino is planning to get production of an all-electric quadricycle inspired by the BMW Isetta 'Bubble Car' to start in late 2017.

Geneva
Opel Karl and its 3 cylinders roll into Geneva

Opel debuted its entry-level compact, the Karl, at the Geneva Motor Show with a three-cylinder engine and seating for five passengers.

Video
World's smallest car unloaded by hand from Isle of Man train

You think a Mini Cooper is small? The Fiat 500? Smart Fortwo? Those are positively gigantic compared to the Peel P50.

Auctions
eBay Find of the Day: Peel P50 replica helps you commute like Jeremy Clarkson [w/video]

Fans of Top Gear should have no trouble remembering the Peel P50. The infamous mini-minicar was first introduced in the early 1960s (and recently brought back into production), and starred in the now-infamous Top Gear test where host Jeremy Clarkson drove the tiny car through the offices of the BBC.

Auctions
Entire inventory of Microcar Museum to be auctioned

Bruce Weiner's Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia is said to be the largest collection of little cars in the world, and they're all rolling over the RM Auctions block February 15-16, 2013. Weiner spent 15 years assembling the 200-strong bounty, and beyond the size of the collection RM Auctions says many of ladybug-sized vehicles are of exceptional rarity or in the best condition or the most unusual, and are headed to auction for the first time.

Meet the Bampy P50 microcar [w/video]

To diehard fans of Top Gear, the Bampy P50 (pictured) should look strikingly similar to the microcar Jeremy Clarkson drove into BBC's elevator (season 10, episode 3). Though Clarkson drove a vintage Peel P-50, the Bampy P50 is identical. Or is it?

Peel looking to reintroduce world's smallest car [w/video]

Peel P-50 and Trident pose with a Rolls-Royce – Click above for high-res image gallery

Peel looking to reintroduce world's smallest car [w/video]

Peel P-50 and Trident pose with a Rolls-Royce – Click above for high-res image gallery

Officially Official: Gordon Murray's T.25 city car revealed

Gordon Murray Design T.25 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Geneva Preview: Rinspeed to unveil the UC? electric city car

Rinspeed UC? – click above for high-res image gallery

Aston Martin shows off completed Cygnet, Euro sales in 2010

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

Report: Renault and Mercedes to team up on small car platform

Renault Twizzy ZE concept - click above for high-res image gallery

SEMA Preview: Subaru bringing tuned STI, Legacy and 1969 360 van

1969 Subaru 360 SPT Delivery Van -- Click above image for high-res gallery

Spy Shots: Mystery concept caught in Spain

Mystery concept car in Barcelona -- Click above for image gallery

Rendered Speculation: Honda to create mini-hatch for emerging markets

Lost in the jeers following Honda's move to cancel the NSX – a car it could probably sell based solely on its ridiculously wonderful exhaust note – is news that the Big H is planning an A-segment car for markets outside of Japan. Now that the microcar segment is what's cooking, and the smart fortwo isn't doing so bad on its American voyage, cars like the Toyota iQ, Volkswagen up!, and Hyundai i10 are getting lots of attention.

Upgraded Bunny: Suzuki unveils updated Alto Lapin

Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Suzuki Alto Lapin

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