Although they’re called “superminis”, some of the cars which fall into this bracket are actually not that small at all, and are more than big enough to carry a family of four and their luggage. Some of the cars in this category include VW’s Polo, Skoda’s Fabia and Peugeot’s 208, which we’re sure you’ll recognise as popular choices.
The great thing about the supermini market is that vehicle manufacturers are realising that people are downsizing their cars to save money, but don’t want to sacrifice the style and features which they’ve been used to with their bigger vehicles. As a result, going for a supermini no longer means stepping down in style or quality. In fact, many superminis actually have even better tech and gadgets than some of the executive hatchbacks. You’d struggle to find a supermini without air conditioning, while manufacturers are increasingly including features which were previously the domain of the higher level cars, like sat nav, Bluetooth audio and cruise control.
In the last ten years, the supermini has sold incredibly well – with a 134% increase during that time. The most likely purchaser these days is a buyer who’s downsizing from a people carrier or larger saloon like a Ford Focus, or VW Golf, in favour of the smaller Polo or Fiesta.
You’ll also be spoiled for choice when it comes to the type of engine you’ll have. Three cylinder petrol is still the traditional choice, but if you’re looking for great savings, you can get your supermini with a more wallet-friendly turbo diesel engine as well. If you’re planning on doing a lot of miles, this may be a really economical choice for you.
Don’t be put off by the name of the supermini category – come and see them in person at LG Car Sales here in Cambridgeshire, and see how they could be a really practical choice for you.
Also don't forget you can view our superb selection of used cars. Right now we have an excellent condition Peugeot 208 in stock for only £7,195 - ask our team if you fancy taking it for a test drive.