Definition of subcompact
: an automobile smaller than a compact
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Compacts’ Success Toyota Motor Corp.’s 13 percent increase in June was buoyed by rising demand for its hybrid models, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV rode the success of the Panda and Fiat 500 subcompacts to a 7.9 percent gain.
Keep your eye on Ford’s upcoming Eco Sport subcompact SUV, and an as yet unnamed compact SUV Ford is expected to introduce in a couple of years.
The subcompact crossover Soul and new Niro have contributed to a dramatic rise in truck and SUV sales for the Kia brand locally.
The Rogue Sport is between the Rogue and the subcompact Juke crossover, Wheels and tires vary by trim level.
Few vehicles can match the charm and personality of the 2017 Fiat 500, a fun and stylish two-door, four passenger subcompact available in hatchback or convertible models.
Hyundai today unveiled its first subcompact SUV in Korea, saying the Kona will target markets in the U.S. and Europe.
Its commitment is on display at a sprawling plant in Orion Township, Michigan, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Detroit, where the company builds conventional subcompact cars as well as Bolts.
Ford is playing catch-up in the subcompact SUV and small pickup markets which have grown recently.
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Definition of subcompact for English Language Learners
: a very small car
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