Top 3 Car Trends of 2018
2017 was a big year for the automotive industry, with big ideas and the word innovation hanging on the lips of every manufacturer, and 2018 promises to be another great chapter in the automotive world. As a premier local body shop in Aldershot, we make it our mission to keep up with the rapid change in styling, technology and ever growing change away from fossil fuels. So without further delay, here are the top 3 car trends of 2018:
We start with the main issue with modern cars, which is pollution. Everyday we’re reminded of how much damage our petrol-fuelled machines are creating. However, with the continued rise in popularity of electric vehicles across the last few years, the market has grown and there is much more on offer, not to mention the improvement in battery technology and sporty brands bucking the pure electric trend, turning what once were gas guzzling road monsters into green, sleek and precise thoroughbreds.
Rise of the SUV
SUVs probably receive the most criticism of any car style, but when you actually analyse them you can see the appeal and the benefits of driving a bigger car, such as the off-road capabilities and additional safety benefits. Because of these factors, one in four cars sold in Europe last year was an SUV, so it’s no wonder car manufacturers are racing to launch their own version of a sports utility vehicle. Both Lamborghini and Maserati (who are better known for making sports cars) have announced their outlandish off-roaders, so now even the most picky petrol head can get the driving buzz in an SUV – and can even get it traditionally wrapped in gold by a local body shop in Aldershot.
Apps in the car
Ever since the rise of the smartphone, tech giants have tried to incorporate applications into our daily lives via our phones, televisions and watches. But they are now turning their techno-vision to our cars; within a year of each other, both Apple and Google decided to launch software to allow drivers to take calls, receive messages, play music, and even get directions right from your vehicle’s infotainment system. It’s predicted that apps will soon be something you can download to your car so that you can tweet, post and follow straight from your driver’s seat.