Europe is well known for its historic cities, many of which retain an almost medieval layout with alleyways and narrow cobblestone streets.
Along with other factors such as tightening emissions regulations and urban congestion, this has driven a preference amongst European buyers to have smaller vehicles that are easier to park and can traverse cramped city centres more efficiently.
Indeed, unlike the Australian market, light cars and superminis (officially known as the A-segment in Europe) remain a significant category with a variety of options not sold here.
However in many cases, there is value in having a vehicle with four wheels that sits below even this A-segment. These are known as quadricycles, and certain models in this class such as the Renault Twizy and Citroën Ami, have received attention around the world.
Whilst quadricycles have four wheels like a passenger car, they have restrictions with regard