Uncool and download the guardian: The future of convertibles and coupes, is more than uncertain

Many car manufacturers can boast to have as elegant as it is emotional coupes in the program. In reality, the models are nice though, elegant and worth seeing,

Uncool and download the guardian: The future of convertibles and coupes, is more than uncertain

Many car manufacturers can boast to have as elegant as it is emotional coupes in the program. In reality, the models are nice though, elegant and worth seeing, but not a real sports coupe with two doors, but four-door sedans, which were made by a flat roof line to the Pseudo-coupe, to achieve higher selling prices. In contrast, many real coupes from the model offer are gone. Mercedes has recently set up his S-class coupe, it seems doubtful whether BMW will produce a two-door successor of its sporty 8. Peugeot has let his fancy coupes such as 406 or 407 years ago as well fall asleep like Opel its cool Astra GTC.

is Always less Coupes on the market

The reason for the low customer demand, particularly the elderly and customers with the appropriate financial opportunities once stood on the coupes. Many have switched over the years to force fully motorized SUV to the sovereign sense of security and the high Seating position because.

Similar to the convertibles have it, because they, too, be deleted from the model lists, more and more together. Recently, Volkswagen introduced its Beetle, of a real image, in particular, in the U.S. carrier. Mercedes has been approved by the SLC / SLK as well as its S-class Cabriolet, and in the long term, it should not be two so close to each other positioned sun - worshippers, such as C-and E-class. With a diesel engine, the Mercedes CLS is not a real Babo Car in FOCUS With a diesel engine, the Mercedes CLS is not a real Babo Car

Many manufacturers have no open-air runabouts and more

be Here in the next Generation, a Coupé and Cabriolet its place make. After all, AMG GT Roadster, and finally a new Mercedes SL are as set out in the offer of the Swabians. Some manufacturers have thrown their convertibles even completely from the program. Ford (apart from the US-model Mustang), Opel, Volvo, Nissan, or just Peugeot long years with the success of models such as the Peugeot 306 cabriolet / 307 cc 206 / 207 cc the undisputed convertible brand number one - don't have any sun terraces on offer. Daimler Mercedes SL R 107 series with spare parts from the 3D printer

And even a Bestseller like the open-top VW Golf is now gone. Hard to believe that the quirky mix of convertible and SUV's such as the VW T-Roc convertible, the open-top Nissan Murano or Range Rover convertible values piece to generate numbers, and the Segment in order to seriously revive.

if you Look at the clientele who are often freelancers and self-employed, like to have a convertible in your Garage. In any other occupational group, the proportion of convertibles to all of the Car insurance statements is the greater. The comparison portal Check24 compared the own customers, Doctors, architects or lawyers with a participation rate of 5.0 percent, which is particularly like to be open to on-the-go. The self-employed is to at least to 4.1 per cent in an open Car variant.

especially high-earner to convertibles

Both values are significantly above the Federal German average, which currently stands at just 2.9 percent. "Convertibles are often insured as a second car," says Dr. Tobias Stuber, managing Director of Car insurance at Check24, "therefore, it is of little surprise that these vehicles, especially in high-income occupational groups are popular." Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really PCP Polestar 1 in the Test to be As economical Volvo's Hybrid force grumpy with 600 HP really

Except for the premium brands, there are hardly any suppliers of convertibles. Jaguar offers F-Type is also as chic as the high-performance Roadster, BMW offers the Z4, 8, and soon, the new 4 just as customers in a variety of price classes, such as Audi with its A5 / S5. And Porsche offers its 718, as well as the Boxster as the Porsche 911, on request, also without a roof. Other convertibles, there are luxury brands such as Lexus (LC), Aston Martin (DB11 / Vantage), a Ferrari (Portofino), Bentley (Continental GTC) or Lamborghini (Huracan / Aventador). Large and comparatively cheap, the two American exotics Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, which are offered not only as a convertible, but also as a coupe. Four-cylinder? Soft eggs! Ford Mustang with a V8 in the Test FOCUS Online four-cylinder? Soft eggs! Ford Mustang with a V8 in the Test

Who is it a pair of numbers like smaller and cheaper, which can be Smart with the open Fortwo or the Mini Cabriolet. On the track, many models in the compact class - even the premium brands have remained stable for the last few years. The Audi A3 has just as little future as the Audi TT Roadster, an open R8, the BMW 2 series convertible or a VW Eos.

Mazda MX-5 remains the exception rather

for years, the convertible versions of the Ford Focus, Mitsubishi CZC, or Nissan Micra came. And Mini had with the Roadster in the meantime, even with two open versions of the program. A notable exception comes from Mazda. After the Japanese, with the MX-5 busy in the year 1989, the Segment of small fun Roadster has the open-top two-seater to its permanent place in the own model program, and in each of the convertible statistics. In the meantime, there was the Abarth 124 a technical twin of the Mazda with Italian Design and largely identical technology. But the open Northern Italians is now gone secretly again of the Fiat-order lists. The perfect summer car? These top-record create only with a MX-5 FOCUS Online The perfect summer car? These top-record create only with a MX-5

So much the convertibles are also under pressure - there are also positive trends. The anything other than handsome folding roof convertibles - a Trend of the 1930s, lived in the ' 90s with models like the Peugeot 206 cc and the Mercedes SLK re - appear checked. As one of the last models of BMW it sends to the Z4 now be 4 Cabriolet in the folding roof-pension and leaves him at the end of the year with the sequel to rise again. The again has a real fabric roof with a convertible, as we know it. Unfortunately, it will also result in the little to that convertibles remain in the next few years in the shadows. The annual sales figures of 70,000 to 90,000 vehicles are expected to already given the contraction of supply continue to decline. And since the coupes are hardly better. It is also a four-door Pseudo-change, coupes and SUV branch with a sloping roof line, nothing.

Updated Date: 28 May 2020, 05:27

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