Driving around recently I have seen new small cars (new to the US at least) on the road and get such a kick out of it. The Fiat 500 is so cute and it stands out on our roads as it is relatively small compared to most other vehicles. I have even seen a Fiat dealership down the road from where I live and it just makes me smile. I am a big fan of small. As well, I am a big fan of offering options and choice even for small cars as not everyone who wants to drive a small car is a young person on a budget. I think more and more consumers will be asking for near-luxury content in smaller packages. In addition to the Fiat 500 here are some other cars that to me are small, new and notable. Images from Netcarshow
|Fiat 500 has so many colors and combos, such a breathe of fresh air from standard silver paint and beige interiors from most manufacturers of small cars offered in North America
|One of Fiat 500 interiors, something an most automakers would never offer because the white color steering wheel could get dirty! OMG! I guess no one ever washes cars....
|Fiat 500 thumbnail sketches
|Scion IQ (which is sold in Europe as the Toyota IQ) I guess Americans would not buy a Toyota this small? Silly.
|Scion IQ plan view....the most dramatic view
|Scion IQ interior, I like the seat cloth....fun
|Kia Rio 5 door rear
|Kia Rio 5 door interior....I like that it feels airy due to the light colors on the ip, seats and a pillars into the headliner
|Kia Rio sketch image from Kiabuzz.com
|Smart fortwo and Smart fortwo convertible
|Smart fortwo interior, this ip is wrapped with fabric....really fresh even now that the design is four years old