mini·​car ˈmi-nē-ˌkär How to pronounce minicar (audio)
: a very small automobile
especially : subcompact

Examples of minicar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's designed to be small and light enough that it can be fastened, along with a small boat, to one of Japan's ubiquitous minicars—like the eWX, the adorable mini EV Suzuki had on display at the show, offering a 230 km range. Evan Williams, Ars Technica, 31 Oct. 2023 An 8-hp two-seater that gets with a range of around 45 miles, the Topolino takes its name from a beloved post-World War II Fiat minicar that helped put Italy back on wheels. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 10 June 2023 Fiat announced today that its adorable 500 minicar will return to the North America market after a four-year absence. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 The electric 500e minicar will be the primary focus starting in 2024 as the company shifts its North American strategy. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 Fiat is discontinuing its SUV and shifting its focus back to the 500 minicar, as the Cinquecento's North American return was announced today at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 In Europe, the 500 minicar was offered with a similar treatment, with design inspiration and branding from yacht builder Riva. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 30 Nov. 2021 The technology works through the now ubiquitous OnStar technology for GM cars and is applicable to all the EVs GM makes, from the Volt sedan to the new Spark EV minicar. David Biello, Scientific American, 18 June 2013 Fitted with electronically adjustable dampers and optional 18-inch wheels, this minicar is a champion in tight corners, remarkably neutral, and easy to position. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, 1 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minicar was in 1948

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“Minicar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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