Car manufacturers introduce different vehicles in certain countries depending on the marketing trends. Many vehicles in Europe, for example, are very small and have been small for decades. Those models of vehicles, which are compact, economical, and get high gas mileage, were not introduced in North America until fairly recently. The reason is people in the U.S. began seeking smaller cars to save money. The idea of a vehicle that could provide transportation at lower purchasing and operating costs became popular enough to support the release of “smart” cars into that market.
Ford sells a total of eleven passenger cars in Australia, such as the Falcon, Ecosport, and Focus. It has introduced the Escape to that market recently and plans a few more changes to the offered lineup. The Transit model has been available only with a manual transmission. This year’s model will see the much anticipated release of an automatic version in Australia. These larger vehicles were not previously in enough demand to release them in Australia. The Mondeo has been offered for years, but an updated version will hit the market this year as well. Other manufacturers, Porshe, Audi, Kia, and Hyundai among them, will also be introducing new models in Australia this year. A complete list of expected releases throughout the year can be found online at Caradvice.com, along with reviews, specifications, and pricing information.
People seeking to purchase a new car, truck, or SUV should take their time and compare several options before deciding on which one will suit needs, budgets, and driving preferences. Research the models that appear to be what is desired, test drive all of them, and look around for deals, incentives, and the best pricing. One model may seem expensive at first glance, but if it comes with a rebate, free servicing for three or five years, or a sale price, it may be affordable.
Those drivers with families should bring the kids along for each test drive. It is the perfect way to find out if the interior has enough space for everyone to be comfortable. Parents do not want to discover the child in the middle is uncomfortable while on a long drive. There are plenty of options, so do not be in a rush to buy a car.