TORGIANO, Italy – It’s a European institution as foreign to American culture as the siesta in Spain and Boxing Day in the U.K. Meet the minicar, which “super-size me” Americans likely would associate more closely with a go-kart than an adult automobile. But the segment is huge in Europe – and most everywhere else. Minicar sales totaled about 1.2 million units in Europe in 2004, Hardy Spranger, executive in charge-Chevrolet Europe, tells Ward’s during a test drive here of the Chevrolet ...

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