Friday, December 1, 2017

Here Are All of the New Subcompact Models From the 2017 LA Auto Show


Here is a photo of all the brand-new subcompact vehicles launching at the 2017 LA Auto Show. Impressive.



2018 Nissan Kicks
Nissan Kicks
Truly, I don't believe there is a single brand-new subcompact launching here. The closest we get are a few compact crossovers, such as the Hyundai Kona and the Nissan Kicks, which replaces the Juke. I suppose the Volvo V40 counts as a compact crossover, too.

So no new subcompact debuts. What's this mean? Well, it's obvious that the small car market has cooled down. Mazda opted not to bring the 2 back. Ford canceled the Fiesta. Subcompact sales are down. We've been seeing this happen for months now as the economy picks up and fuel prices stay fairly low. While both of these are good things, it has affected the amount of small car choices. Hey, it is what it is. Thankfully, there are still quite a few subcompact options out there, but who knows what the next year or so will bring. Will other automakers decide not to reinvest in A- and B-segment vehicles? Will more companies opt out of the subcompact segment?

1 comment:

Socarboy said...

You can blame the lack of interest in subcompacts because of America's love affair with big iron AND 3 plus years of cheap fuel. All of that will change overnight if fuel prices spike...it's a knee jerk reaction when at that time small fuel efficient rides will become more popular than sliced bread. Regarding the new Nissan Kicks...125HP and no AWD option won't cut it...maybe Nissan will add that in the near future for this vehicle.