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I’ve spotted these tiny cars in Switzerland

I've always had somewhat of a weak spot for tiny cars, whether in Japan or in Switzerland.

It makes sense that the narrower the streets, the smaller the cars... But among Mini Coopers, Smart cars and other miniature vehicles, the Fiat "Cinquecento" is my all-time favorite!

The older models from back in the day seem to be smallest, so I am always surprised how people can actually fit in them! Needless to say, my camera never misses these cute and colorful cars on the streets of Switzerland... Don't they just vibrate a sense of "dolce vita"?

Here are some tiny cars in Switzerland which I have found over the years:

Does this even qualify as a car?

A tiny car parked in Switzerland

Another car like vehicle I have spotted in the streets of Zürich:

A tiny car parked in Zürich, Switzerland

This is presumably an electric car. Anyone know?

I once got to ride in the Microlino!

The Microlino car in the streets of Zürich

Wink, wink!


When two small cars meet bumper to bumper:

Two small cars parked bumper to bumper in Switzerland

Spotted the most "Swiss" Smart car!

Smart Car with Swiss Cross

The time we towed a tiny trailer with a Smart car:

Smart car with tiny vintage trailer in Switzerland

We tried not to get pulled over by the Smart police car:

Smart police car in Zürich, Switzerland

Even more sightings of Fiat 500 cars in Switzerland:

Do you love tiny cars as much as I do? Have you spotted any in the streets of Switzerland? Please share your sightings in the comments.


Mamiko truly loves to discover Switzerland through the Newly Swissed "frame" with her Japanese eyes for details and a spark of American curiosity. She wants to connect Newly Swissed with businesses and organizations in Switzerland and expand the network.

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