Current compact car sizes, defined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and global models individually, is roughly 161 in and 175 in long for hatchbacks, and 173 in 187 in for convertibles, cars or station wagons. Multi-purpose vehicles and sport utility vehicles based upon small family autos (typically called compact MPVs and compactr SUVs) have comparable sizes, going from 165 in to 177 in in the U.S., and from 173 in to 185 in on global based models.
A compact auto is a to a great extent North American term signifying a car smaller than a mid-size auto, however larger than a subcompact auto.
Compact autos typically have wheelbases between 100 inches and 109 inches. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) characterizes a "compact" auto as measuring between 100 cubic feet and 109 cubic feet of combined passenger and cargo volume. Vehicle class size is characterized in the U.S. by environmental laws. Classes of similar automobiles. Passenger auto classes are characterized based upon interior volume or seating capacity, except vehicles classified as a special vehicles, for example, those with just two assigned seating positions.
Corvair - 1960-1969
The compact Chevrolet Corvair was produced and sold during model years 1960–1969 over two generations.
It is the only mass produced American-designed passenger car to utilize an air-cooled, rear engine, the Corvair array included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, four-door station wagon, passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variations.
The Corvair was designed to compete with imported autos, like the first Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Rambler American and Studebaker Lark.
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1964 Chevrolet Corvair
1969 Corvair Monza
Chevy II / Nova - 1961-1988
The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova was manufactured over five generations from model years 1962 through 1979, and 1985 through 1988. Nova was the top nameplate in the Chevy II lineup through 1968 when Chevy II badge was dropped and Nova became into the nameplate for the 1969 through 1979 models. Based on the X-body platform, the Nova was supplanted by the 1980 Chevrolet Citation in 1979. The Nova badge returned in 1985, delivered through 1988 as a New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc ( NUMMI) built, subcompact based upon the front wheel drive, Toyota Sprinter.
1961 Chevy II
Monza - 1974-1980 - H-Body
1974 Monza Spyder
Citation - 1980-1985
1980 Citation X 11 Club Coupe
Cavalier - 1981-2005
1981 Cavalier Wagon
Corsica - 1987-1996
1987 Chevrolet Corsica
Vega - 1971–1977
The subcompact Chevrolet Vega was sold from 1970 to 1977. Manufactured in two-door hatchback, notchback, wagon, and board conveyance body styles, all models featured an inline four-cylinder engine made of lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block. Variations incorporated the Cosworth Vega, a brief limited production, performance version presented in March 1975.
The Vega got acclaim and honors at its presentation, including 1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year award. Subsequently the auto turned out to be generally known for a scope of issues related to its engineering, reliability, safety, affinity to rust, and engine durability. Although there were a series recalls and configuration upgrades, the Vega's issues tarnished both its own along with General Motors' reputation. 1977 was the final model year.