If you still want to buy a cheap car, drivers within your budget need to act quickly. Automakers are afraid that new models will soon cost at least 20,000 euros. Cheap car enthusiasts remember when they could buy a brand new Citroen C1 or Peugeot 107 for around € 8,000 within a few years.
It seems that time is over, as all the signs are showing red due to the development of an affordable city car and how these kinds of news are important in our everyday life. According to industry experts, 20,000 euros is the lower limit for new cars.
Paradoxically, low-carbon cars can help automakers and car services reduce car recovery and their average emissions, so compact cars should work. But the opposite is true. Potsch points to a finger blaming the European Union. CO2 emissions from new cars must have decreased by 37.5% by 2030 compared to 2021.
This means that a car can only emit an average of 60 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This is not possible with the best internal combustion engines. That’s why you need an electric car and it’s expensive.
Expensive sports cars and thick midrange cars are only a few percent more expensive, so price increases are less of an issue. However, the additional price of 3000 euros for a hybrid drive means that the purchase price of a city car will soon increase by 20%, and consumers will give up on it.
Expensive Safety features
The new emission standards will have a significant impact on the future of current (relatively cheap) vehicles in the so-called A and B segments. Therefore, manufacturers are already out of the range of these models.
Smart moves to China to live as an electric car, Citroen and Peugeot say goodbye to C1 and 108, respectively, and Ford Ka + also withdraws from Europe.
In addition, small cars are very popular in the Netherlands and other European countries, but manufacturers rarely get their hands dirty outside of Europe. Shopping carts are a typical Western European phenomenon. In less wealthy countries, people prefer to choose a car that looks bigger, or at least bigger.
This is one of the reasons why the sedan version of the car, which is sold exclusively as a compact hatchback, is so popular in countries like Turkey. In countries like China and the United States, driving a small car on the road is certainly not taken seriously.