A while back we asked you which premium compact model not currently available in the US would have the highest chance of succeeding. The Volvo V40 came out ahead with 32% of the votes – a clear, but not decisive win over its competitors. That many think it could do well does not come as a surprise – Volvo is currently on a bit of a roll, and while the V40 predates the current “hot” XC90 and S90/V90 models, it still represents much that customers like about the brand. It’s even available as the Cross Country, a jacked-up version of the kind that’s ever so popular in the US (think Volvo XC70, Subaru Outback). [Read more…]
Following articles on our Top 5 concept cars, as well as our 5 biggest concept car disappointments, as well as a poll asking you about your 5 top concept cars, it’s time for the final poll: which concept cars from Geneva were you most disappointed with?
Also, don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the production cars in geneva:
Don’t forget to let us know what you thought of the production cars in geneva:
Following articles on our Top 5 production cars, our 5 biggest production car disappointments, and the poll on what were your top 5 production cars from Geneva, now it’s time to hear what you thought the biggest disappointment of the show were!
Following articles on our Top 5 production cars, as well as Top 5 production car disappointments, now we’d like to hear what you thought the stars of the show were!
Earlier this month we asked our readers if they thought Fiat was on the right track with the all-new Tipo “entry-compact” sedan, by launching a low-priced and low-tech sedan (a hatchback and station wagon will follow) after every previous attempt to sell a Volkswagen Golf rival has miserably failed.
68% of respondents have faith in this strategy, with just over half of them predicting annual sales between 75.000-100.000 annual units, similar to the Skoda Rapid and Citroën C4 Cactus, while a third of respondents think the Tipo could beat the Bravo, which peaked at 93.397 sales in 2008. Another third predicts another failure for Fiat as it won’t even hit 75.000 sales in Europe. Mind you, this excludes Turkey, where the Tipo (under the name Ægea) is produced and where it should follow the Linea as the best selling vehicle overall. [Read more…]
Three weeks ago I wrote an article about the predictions for the two renewed compact cars in Europe, the Renault Megane and the Opel/Vauxhall Astra, and we asked you guys what your thoughts about these forecasts were. With 122 voters, this has been one of the most popular polls so far and the article seems to have created a bit of a stir.
More than half of you thought that the Astra isn’t going to sell 300.000 units this year, but the Megane will easily beat the expected 190.000. There may have been some misunderstanding, as I concluded from the comments below that article. These are not the long-term sales volumes, but strictly limited to 2016, which means the new generation Megane will start with a disadvantage from not having a full year of sales. [Read more…]