LONDON – Many vehicles have been lumped with an age-related stereotype sooner or later – “this one’s for the youngsters” or “that’s an old man’s car” are phrases we’ve all heard earlier than. But is there any specific car that appeals to all age groups?
According to the UK on-line car gross sales portal BuyaCar.co.uk, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the car that has the widest appeal amongst all age groups.
BuyaCar analysed greater than 10 000 gross sales in its database and located that the A-Class was the solely car to seem in the prime 10 selections of drivers in each age bracket from 18 to 64. In reality the A-Class additionally emerged as the first alternative amongst drivers aged 25 to 44. It fell to sixth place for drivers aged 45 to 54 however bounced again to fourth for these between 55 and 64.
Keep in thoughts, nevertheless, that this analysis applies to UK car consumers and South Africans could differ of their selections at varied life phases, though the variations are most likely not radical.
“The A Class’s achievement is all the more remarkable when you consider the tendency for drivers to choose ever-larger vehicles as they get older,” BuyaCar mentioned.
“For example, from their mid-thirties, BuyaCar.co.uk customers typically begin ‘upsizing’ to so-called ‘D Sector’ cars – the industry’s name for much larger saloons or hatchbacks – or high-riding SUV and crossover body styles.
“So while the Ford Fiesta, as a classic choice of smaller car, appears among the top 10 cars for buyers aged 18 to 24 and 25 to 34, it disappears as choices become dominated by larger models like the Kia Sportage, Volvo XC90, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class bought by drivers aged 35 and upwards”.
Interestingly the Volkswagen Golf, which is the web site’s most looked for car, disappears from the prime 10 buy selections for drivers aged 45 to 64, whereas the A-Class stays ever-present.
“It is also remarkable that the Mercedes A-Class wins so many converts who first arrive on the site looking to purchase another eternal favourite, the Volkswagen Golf,” said BuyaCar editor Christofer Lloyd
“The apparently universal appeal of the Mercedes A-Class is also a lesson in the power of that historic badge, which was built on the reputation of much larger and more expensive models. Introducing a Merc within reach of a more budget-conscious audience has clearly paid off.”