Kevin Nathaniel, via email

Thank you for showcasing the beauty of the small car. We have grown up believing that big is beautiful, that big begets status and importance. Sure, big vehicles have their purposes; a large family needs a big car/SUV to get around town, but small car designs are catching up.

Years ago, they tended to lack comfort, but today that is not the case. Small cars are stylish, are an asset in peak hour traffic and for parking, while they can boast great performance even in these environmentallyaware times.

Your feature on the sporty Fiat proved that small cars can be very attractive and manufacturers such as Mini, Fiat, Audi and Toyota are inventing stunning designs. Small cars are now matching it with the larger vehicles – and that’s a big deal.