The prevalence of small cars in the United States increased in the 1960s due to increased imports of cars from Europe and Japan. Pages in category "Subcompact cars" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 273 total. [13](p3) This resulted in cars previously classified as subcompact (such as the AMC Gremlin, Ford Pinto and Chevrolet Vega) now being classified as compact cars, and a smaller group of cars now being classified as subcompact. Both models benefiting from European designs, development, and experience.[14]. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) car size class definition, the subcompact category sits between minicompact and compact categories. Due to falling sales of the larger pony cars (such as the Chevrolet Camaro and first generation Ford Mustang) in the mid-1970s, the Vega-based Chevrolet Monza was introduced as an upscale subcompact and the Ford Mustang II temporarily downsized from the pony car class to become a subcompact car for its second generation. Widespread use of the term subcompact coincided with the early 1970s increase in subcompact cars built in the United States. The Chevrolet Chevette was GM's new entry-level subcompact introduced as a 1976 model. In June Toyota dropped the Yaris and in July Chevrolet discontinued the Sonic. [13](p3) This resulted in cars previously classified as subcompact (such as the AMC Gremlin, Ford Pinto and Chevrolet Vega) now being classified as compact cars, and a smaller group of cars now being classified as subcompact. To replace the aging Chevette in the second half of the 1980s, Chevrolet introduced marketed imported front-wheel drive subcompact cars: the Suzuki Cultus (a three-cylinder hatchback, badged as the Chevrolet Sprint) and the Isuzu Gemini (a four-cylinder hatchback/sedan badged as the Chevrolet Spectrum). Ford's Best Hot Hatch Just Got Even Better. Subcompact car developed by GM Korea based on Gamma II platform Bolt: 2016 2020 1st generation Chevrolet's all electric subcompact car developed by GM&GM Korea in partnership with LG Korea Malibu: 1964 2015 2018 9th generation Chevrolet's mid-sized sedan based on E2XX platform Sport Car Camaro: 1966 2016 2018 6th generation Chevrolet's pony/muscle car … From the 1950s onwards, various imported small cars were sold in the U.S., including the Nash Metropolitan, Volkswagen Beetle and various small British cars. Due to the increasing popularity of small cars imported from Europe and Japan during the late 1960s, the American manufacturers began releasing competing locally-built models in the early 1970s. ", "Taking the 'Cheap' Out of the Small Car", "Second Session on S. 1167, Part 4: Ground Transportation Industries", "Renault 9 - American Motors subcompact for 83", "Made in USA: 4 new cars roll out of U.S. factories", "Small cars are being discontinued: Why GM, Ford, Toyota have given up on subcompact cars", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Subcompact_car&oldid=973735631, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 August 2020, at 22:56.

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