THE BIGGEST PLAYERS OF THE TURKISH MARKET DOMESTIC SEDANS MAKE UP ALMOST 60 PERCENT OF THE SOLD MODELS.
In our country, which is a complete sedan haven, this class takes the biggest share in the total number of sold models. The C class sedans, which are the favorites of the Turkish consumers, take almost 60% of the share thanks to their wide luggage capacity, and interior suitable for large families. All of the domestically produced and completely renewed sedans fighting in this class have taken the roads to impress customers with their advanced features, stylish designs, and new engines. The battle between the new models to become the most sold model of Turkey will heat up next year.
THE NEW HONDA CIVIC RAISED THE BAR
The 10th generation of the Civic Sedan that has been produced in Honda’s Gebze factory for 19 years has taken its place in dealers with its new assertive design. This completely redesigned automobile, which comes forth as the most sportive and sophisticated sedan ever made, is sold at prices beginning from 75,740 TL. There are three different equipment levels in this new model: Premium, Elegance, and Executive. The Civic Sedan will have a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that produces 125 HP at first, later the LPG option will also be offered.
As well as the manual transmission option, the new Civic Sedan also comes with an automatic transmission option with completely renewed CVT technology. The new Civic Sedan silhouette displays its sportive character. When compared to the previous generation, the new Civic Sedan is wider, longer, and lower. It also displays a sportive stance with its short front and rear axle extensions as the taut lines support high aerodynamics efficiency. A 1.5-lt 182 HP turbo gas engine in the first months of next year, a 1.6-lt 1960 HP diesel engine, and 9-forward auto-transmission engine as of 2018 will be added to the automobile’s engine family. The new Honda Civic’s price, which begins from 75 thousand TL, goes as high as 95.850 TL for its top version.
IT RETURNED AFTER A 7 YEAR BREAK
The Megane Sedan, which its production resumes at the Renault Bursa factory after a seven-year break, made an assertive entry into the market. The Megane Sedan raises the bar with its lines, rich equipment, and flashy design that resemble the Talisman’s. It will also fight to be the most sold automobile of its class in Turkey. The Megane Sedan, which will fight in the C Class, is one of the biggest automobiles of its class with its 4.6-meter length and 1.44-meter width. The automobile, which offers a wide living space for its passengers with its dimensions, also draws attention to itself with its 580-lt baggage volume.
The model, which becomes even more assertive with its increased equipment level, is also a candidate to set the bar for the best vehicle in its class with its 7 and 8.7-inch wide screen, comfort, security and entertainment equipment. In Turkey, the Megane Sedan will be sold with 3 different equipment levels: Joy, Touch and Icon; and with 2 gasoline, 4 diesel engine options to make up a total of 6 different types of engines. As the starting price of the automobile was determined as 62.600 TL, the price of the top version with 1.5-lt diesel and EDC automatic transmission was announced to be 96.750 TL.
DIESEL AUTOMATIC IS ITS BIGGEST TRUMP CARD
The Fiat Egea Sedan, which has an important share among the domestic sedans, made its hand even stronger with its latest 1.6 diesel engine automatic transmission option. The Fiat Egea Sedan, which has been equipped with a 1.6-liter MultiJet engine that generates 120 HP and 320 Nm torque and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, is the first product in Fiat’s product range to have this combination. The dual-clutch transmission, which offers continuous gear change while increasing comfort, carries its performance to a higher level at the same time. The diesel automatic Egea Sedan, which has a 200 km/h maximum speed, can go from 0 to 100 in 9.8 seconds.
The model, which also attracts attention with its average 3.9-liter fuel consumption, offers a quite wide interior. Next to a living area where 5 people can comfortably travel, it also has a 520-liter baggage volume to put forward the Egea’s difference by offering the required storage area for crowded families and long trips. The diesel auto version of the Fiat Egea Sedan, which has an Urban and Lounge equipment level to choose from, will be sold for prices beginning from 77.400 TL.
THE SAMURAI HAS ALSO BEEN RENEWED AND IS ON THE ROADS
Produced in the Adapazarı Factory, Toyota Corolla, which is one of the big players of the Turkish market, has been launched with its new face after an operation of rejuvenation. The first traces of the operation on the Corolla, which has been comprehensively handled, can be noticed on its front appearance. The appearance of the vehicle has been changed with new front grilles, LED front and back lighting groups, design-differentiating bumpers, and darkened rear windows. As the stylishness of the vehicle was increased with chrome details on the door handles, the interior quality was also increased with a 7-inch Toyota Touch 2 touch-screen, 4.2-inch colored (TFT) multi-function screen, and new upholsteries. The new Corolla experienced some revisions, which will increase the driving and comfort level from its suspensions to its navigation updates. Works have been done at many points of the vehicle for noise and vibration reduction. To increase its driving comfort, its soft shock absorber settings were changed. The new model has 1.33-lt gasoline, 1.4 and 1.6-lt diesel engine options. Its price changes between 59.200 TL-101.700 TL. The new Corolla also has an auto-transmission option.