It may true that gas prices are surging. It could also be true that there’s a lot of people making noise about global warming, But, according to a new study by a research firm, Americans prefer bigger cars.
Several auto makers are planning to introduce smaller cars into the market next year. One of them is the Mercedes Group, with a two-seater Smart model.
GM, still the world’s biggest maker of automobiles, has also introduced three smaller concept cars for those previously called, "yuppies," and now referred to as young urban drivers.
At the New York auto show in April, some of these new fuel-efficient, smaller cars were on display.
But according to a survey by CSM Worldwide, Americans aren’t very big on very sall cars.
In fact they’re not willing to compromise on size any more than the subcompact models already in the U.S. market, like the Honda Fit, Chevy Aveio, and Toyota Yaris.
Well, it kinda makes sense since Americans pay a lot less for gasoline, despite issues in the Middle East, specifically Iraq and Iran, and they rightfully deserve the space and freedom. Most people in other countries settle for smaller cars due to energy-efficiency, in the form of hybrids, or minicars like the Smart, for the sake of parking.