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The limousine is far from dead: dead life is longer
Site author Wolfgang Gomoll
The good old notch rear limousine goes under in the whole hype about SUVs and crossover and is already written off by many. But deadly life, which the Sedans still play an important role in the manufacturer’s model portfolio worldwide.
The requiem on the proven sedan have already been sung. When Ford and GM announced the end of the production of some notch rear models, quite a few already unpacked the grave blades. "The 20s belong to the SUVs," was the tenor. But the glass ball readers may have been a bit hasty, because the classic notch rear limousine could celebrate a renaissance.
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A resuscitation elixir could be the electromobility. Air resistance and weight are reflected in the range. And there the high -tedious SUVs and crossover usually offer a bad combination. A limousine, be it with steps or assheck, cuts off better. In addition there are very human reasons: of all things, the GM chief designer Michael Simcoe showed through the internet portal "GM Authority" that the Sedans, in his opinion. The reason for the top GM former is aesthetics. "Ultimately, people want a chic car to envy their neighbors," said Simcoe.
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This statement supports an investigation by the large US car supervision portal "Edmund", according to which 42 percent of drivers who have a Ford site or a Chevrolet Cruze (both are set) do not buy a SUV next car, but rather according to competing products of its original Look at cars such as the Toyota Camry or the Honda Accord.
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Camry and Accord are permanent burners
Especially the two vehicles still their fans. The Toyota Camry alone were 336 in the USA last year.978 units sold, there were still 267 from the Honda Accord.567 pieces. No numbers that you can just slide through the balance sheet. Of course, the SUVs are still number one at a large scale, but also there is a trend towards the lower seating position, which is manifested by the "CUVS" (crossover utility vehicle).
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Then there is the normative power of the factual: in the United States, a good 17 million cars were sold last year, around five million of whom were limousines. These are by no means the magnificent numbers of the last century when the famous road cruisers dominated the street scene between New York and Los Angeles.
China indicates the sound
Even if some Americans see it differently, they are not alone in the world and no longer the number one car country. This is now China with a total volume of 24.464.235 units (including light commercial vehicles). And here, too, the classic cars still play a role that should not be underestimated. After all, many Chinese still combine a certain status with a representative sedan as large as possible.Then there is the normative power of the factual: in the United States, a good 17 million cars were sold last year, around five million of whom were limousines. These are far from the magnificent numbers of the last century when the famous street cruisers dominated the street scene between New York and Los Angeles. Even if some Americans see it differently, they are not alone in the world and no longer the number one car country. This is now China with a total volume of 24.464.235 units (including light commercial vehicles).
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And here, too, the classic cars still play a role that should not be underestimated. After all, many Chinese still combine a certain status with a representative sedan as large as possible.
1.6 million limousines in China alone
Last year, VW sold 1.6 million compact limousines in China alone: models such as the SAIC people’s car Santana, the FAW people’s car Sagitar or the new Jetta VA3 are asked in the Middle Kingdom. The Toyota Camry in China laid more than 20 last year.000 units and found exactly 185 in China in 2019.245 buyers, the Honda Accord cut off even better, put around 50.000 sales and achieved a total of 223.706.
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The numbers of the two Japanese vehicles refer to locally produced cars. Then there are still countries such as India and Brazil that are currently going through a car weak phase, but are still sleeping giants in which there is still a limousine clientele. In South and Eastern Europe, too, there are certainly different tastes than the German SUV and combination graciously. Skoda also takes this into account, who also launched a limousine after the Octavia Combi.
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