BIG COMPETITION STARTS IN SMALL CLASS

ALMOST ALL OF COMPACT CLASS CAR MODELS THAT ARE INCREASING THEIR SHARE IN THE MARKET ARE GETTING RENEWED TO BE READY FOR A TOUGHER COMPETITION.

The competition in small car models that are having an increase in share in sales numbers in our country’s market every following year is getting bigger and bigger. The best-selling models of the class are being prepared to be sold back to back after being renewed. Apart from visual changes, the technical features also display all of their tricks to influence consumers with the developing small class cars, economical engines, high equipment levels, and competitive prices. Here are all of the renewed models of the small class…

PRESENTED FIRST IN THE TURKISH MARKET
The Hyundai i10, which is produced in Turkey and is also the leading model of the A segment, is continuing to surpass the limits of its segment by adopting a brand new identity with its modern design and increased technological and safety items. The new model that was introduced at the Paris Auto Show last year for the first time was offered for sale in our country’s market first. The leading model of its class, the i10, features a new type of gradual front grille and a front bumper with sportive air vents. The vehicle, which will be offered for sale with its large and spacious interior close to bigger cars’, a robust body of high technology, and a high level of equipment, aims to create a more emotional connection with its users. The i10, the most ambitious model of its segment in Europe as well as Turkey, is also an extremely important contributor to the image of the brand in the region. While the Hyundai i10 is offered with a new bumper, the LED daytime running lights in the previous model that illuminated in the shape of a boomerang at the bottom are being transferred to the front grille with a new round design.

THE FORD FIESTA HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR THE 7TH TIME 
The seventh generation of the successful player of Ford in the compact class Fiesta that will begin to be marketed soon was introduced. The new model that showed its face for the first time during the Ford Go Further events, which was organized in Köln, Germany, stands out with its technical features, as well as its all over design. The vehicle, which is 7 cm longer than its older version, is felt larger than it is due to its design details. The rear side of the car looks more modern and elegant by means of its narrowed down stop lights. The support systems of the vehicle were upgraded also. The level of safety was increased significantly thanks to vehicle tracking and accident prevention systems. In the new Fiesta that will begin to be marketed in 2017 with four different levels of equipments, the most popular engine option is expected to be 1.0-lt turbo oil. This engine will offer automatic transmission option. Fuel consumption rate of diesel and oil engines were also improved.

TOYOTA YARIS IS SPORTIER
Japanese manufacturers’ new model in the compact class Yaris is preparing to join the competition as a model that was affected the renovation trend. Toyota, which will be entering the World Rally Championship with Yaris this year after 17 years of a break, will prepare the high performance version of this model in its successor. Yaris, which is the new sports version that will highlight the dynamic product range, has a 3-door body type and 210 hp engine. The new high performance Yaris that will take its place among the high performance vehicles in the B segment will become a bridge between a rally car and the Yaris product range. Yaris, which will have high-powered engine, will also stand out with changes in its design. The vehicle has a new front face, a new rear design, and a modernized cabin.

KIA PICANTO IS COMFORTABLE AUTOMATICALLY
KIA’s compact car Picanto has also joined the renovated models gang. In the Kia Picanto, which will be sold as a 2017 model, LED daytime running lights and optical changes in the rear and front grab attention. Except the exterior design that was changed in a way to reflect KIA’s brand features, the new design details can be noticed in the interior. We can name the changes in the interior as the three-spoke steering wheel, new control buttons, the large display placed in the middle of the cockpit. Pedal kit and sports seats in the GT version highlight the sporty aspect of the vehicle. The model, which will be marketed with only 85 hp engine 1.25-lt oil engine and CVVT four forward automatic transmission, gains popularity with its oil consumption of 5.6-lt per 100 km on average.