3 Car Trends to Watch for in 2018
Car manufacturers have come back with a bang in 2018. While only savvy car buyers and enthusiasts noticed the subtle remodeling in 2017 cars, this year’s models bear the hallmarks of best-in-class editions that even the newest car buyers would notice.
Do you want to buy a car in 2018? Are you in the market for top-of-the-range affordable road monsters that will motivate you to get behind the wheel all day, every day? Then you are in luck. At Car Corral, we help our clients to make the best decisions when it comes to used car choices. This year, we have compiled a list of the top three qualities everyone is currently looking for in cars to help you with your vehicle search, whether you’re looking for a refurbished vehicle or a new one. Curious about what we have to say? Read on to find out.
All Wheel Drives
Two decades ago owning a 4WD would have been a big deal on any road. After all, 4 Wheel Drives were expensive both to buy and maintain. Over the last ten years, however, automobiles have come a long way. 4 Wheel Drive has become the staple for car makers. In 2018, vehicles seem to be taking a whole different direction. So far, All Wheel Drive models have been specific to exclusive models, though it is true that even estate cars have incorporated some sort of enhanced traction systems. 2018 promises to be the year when All Wheel Drives replace 4 Wheel Drives on roads around the world.
If you are in the market for a new car, consider investing in an All-Wheel Drive this year. These cars are better options when navigating the streets. However, go for a 4 Wheel Drive if you want a car that can navigate through tough roads and slippery snow.
Fuel prices are steep and unpredictable. Gas is a pollutant with harmful effects to the environment. Gas-powered cars guzzle fuel to support their power, hence perpetuating the pollution cycle. If you’re the kind of person who wants to shift from a diesel to an electric car but don’t feel confident with making the jump, car manufacturers are thinking about you this year. You can now buy smaller, more affordable and cleaner hybrids from the best car makers without compromising on your desired power. If you want to go big, Ford’s EcoBoost range could be a great place to start.
SUVs, SUVs, SUVs
If you want to know just how big an influence the SUV market has been on the car industry, take a look at the estate cars in production in today. From the 2018 Honda Odyssey to older compacts like the Volkswagen T-Roc and Kia Stonic, the high suspensions and heavily clad bodies traditionally associated with SUVs are making their way into crossover and estate car manufacturing. Of course, that does not mean that there is not much to look forward to in the SUV niche. Big brands will be releasing their redesigned brands, including BMW with its 2018 X2 and X3, Audi with its Q5, Chevloret with its Equinox and Ford with the New Edition Expedition.