Should all manufacturers eye on building low-cost coupes?
Might not aid sales but will surely bring something new to the table.
What are most massmarket manufacturers focusing on? We all know it, SUVs. These brawny and bulbous vehicles might be the longest-running flavour of the season because of their versatility and the sheer presence they produce nonchalantly. While SUVs accomplish their task of keeping their companies in fine fettle, I think every brand needs to pursue a certain level of exclusivity.
For this, a segment needs to be tapped which only a few manufacturers have considered to be viable. That is the low-cost coupe segment which has been dominated by cars such as the Mazda MX-5, it's more learned sibling, the Fiat 124 Spider, Toyota GT-86 and the Subaru BRZ. These pint-sized enthu-cutlets serve as an entry-point into the gamut of racing before embarking on something gigantic and more valorious like a Dodge Challenger or a Chevrolet Camaro. They offer unexpurgated feel of distilled low-slung driving and prod one to floor the pedal to extract all the juice of the small capacity turbocharged mills that have been mulled under the hood. As enthusiasts, nothing can be more devouring than such pocket rockets.
Hence, which automaker you feel should seriously consider launching a coupe for those on a shoestring budget? Also mention the engine capacities and design inspiration for a suave and striking pizzazz.