When looking for a new car, it makes sense for some people to buy a small “city” car to make the daily commute. Either they already have a second vehicle that is larger to handle family/cargo duties or they are single and don’t have need for a big car.
A small car is easier to maneuver in traffic, easier to park and more fuel-efficient. Therefore they just make sense as daily drivers.
But what if a person doesn’t want to sit in an uncomfortable, plastic box. What happens if a customer has the means and the desire to commute in luxury, but doesn’t want a full-size saloon?
A quick examination of the available options shows that every small car is “cheap.” By that I mean you can’t get the same luxury features that you can on a larger one.
Leather upholstery. Unlikely. Ventilated and heated seats? Nope. Heated steering wheel? Nada. How about adaptive cruise control with full-stop capability? Lane departure warning system? No and no.
A few cars may have 1 or 2 of these options available, but no small car has all of them.
Why can’t manufacturers at least make these options available to the small car buyer?