This is Why Cars Keep Getting Bigger
If you haven’t noticed, cars and SUVs continue to grow with each model year, leaving the roads filled with bigger vehicles than ever before. There are many reasons for this change such as regulation, cheap fuel, customer demand and increasing technological features, to name a few. Does this mean cars will continue to grow for the foreseeable future?
Cars today are more complicated than ever. New technology that keeps passengers safe and entertained is evolving at a rapid pace. As automakers strive to stay competitive and keep customers interested, today’s cars are more feature-rich than ever, and all of these devices need a home. This has caused the hot air balloon vehicles which seem to increase every year.
Next, we take into account the evolution of safety features such as crumple zones, an arsenal of airbags and safety cell technology. All of these essential features are demanded by consumers who want to stay safe and some are mandated by the government. As we know, an airbag takes a long time for storage and deployment distance to avoid injury to passengers. The increasing safety of cars is certainly a welcome improvement, but safety equipment requires a lot of space to function properly.
It’s no secret that buyers of new vehicles in 2020 love SUVs. These popular vehicles are generally much larger than their sedan counterparts and require more safety features due to their larger size and increased weight. The main value proposition of the SUV is the inclusion in a plethora of luxury features that all require space and contribute to the bulking effect of vehicles.
When it comes to the new model years of our favorite cars, the next generation is almost certain to be bigger. But as we can see, most consumers are willing to buy a bigger car if it understands the features they want.