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Downsizing, '80s style: A guide to the decade's silliest superminis

Alex Grant looks at the maddest hatches from the decade that brought us stonewash jeans and Wham.

By November 30, 2013


Daihatsu D-X: honey I shrunk the convertible, again

Apart from the steering wheel, seats and pedals, everything about this coupe convertible is tiny.

5 Images By December 1, 2011


Daihatsu FC ShoCase: Tokyo at its most extreme

Walk around Tokyo, and it's plain to see that the locals love small, boxy vehicles. The FC ShoCase takes this love of the box on wheels to a whole new level.

9 Images By November 30, 2011


'Star Wars' car-wraps put some geek on your gas-guzzler

No X-Wing? No problem. You can turn your car into a galactic vehicle with a set of "Star Wars" car-wraps showing off your favorite character.

By May 1, 2013


2011 Tokyo Motor Show wrap-up

Though Japan suffered an earthquake and tsunami last year, devastating its automotive business, the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show is an example of the country bouncing back, with new concepts and tech initiatives highlighting the auto industry's resurgence.

By December 2, 2011


Electric car does more than 200 miles per charge

SIM-Drive's SIM LEI electric car does 206 miles per charge in urban traffic conditions, and 190 miles while traveling 62 mph.

By April 4, 2011


In Japan, Prius rules the roost

Automotive News reports on Toyota Prius sales dominance in Japan.

By December 14, 2010


Own the world's smallest car, the Peel

U.K.'s Peel Engineering has chosen to resurrect the 130-pound microcar, which made its appearance in 1962 and 1965 as a city car, with a limited run of 50 collectors' units.

By September 1, 2010


Electric car goes 1000km on one charge

Last week a car group in Tokyo drove an electric car 1003.184 kilometres on a single charge, breaking its own record for longest distance travelled without recharging.

By June 9, 2010


Electric car goes 623 miles on single charge

A Japanese group has driven an electric car a record-breaking 623 miles on a single charge. The vehicle ran on more than 8,000 lithium ion batteries.

By June 4, 2010