Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Cars in The World 2016-2017. So what do you look for in a new car? There are many things to consider and much is down to personal preference as well as price. Whether it’s the look that matters above all else, or performance and fuel economy, take a look at this list of the Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Cars of 2016-2017 to see if the saying “You only get what you pay for” really is that true!
List of Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Cars in The World 2016-2017
10 Proton Savvy
A fairly comfortable ride, with decent driver positioning and spacious cabin. However the gearbox lets it down with poor reviews, claimed to be ‘one of the worst’ by a well-known publisher, and the bodywork isn’t far behind, with a disappointing finish and overall quality. But it makes up for that by being very affordable and economical to drive.
9. Renault Twizy
This is a tiny car, just 2.32 meters in length with only two seats, and resembling (because technically it is) a quadricycle – but you’ll still need a car license to drive it.
With open sides, if it gets too draughty – and in bad weather that’s an understatement – opt for the zip-on windows and scissor doors. The boot will hold some of your paperwork as it’s the size of a briefcase! Pretty nippy in congested traffic, it does a top speed of 50mph, thanks to its 17 bhp electric motor. You can use a domestic power socket to charge the battery, and that will give around 62 miles, emission- free. Add that to its quirky look, and this car is all about fun.
8. Dacia Logan MCV Estate
This is reputed to be one of the cheapest estate cars. Its value for money lies in its spaciousness. However, a standard model lacks some features regarded as basic nowadays, like electric windows, rear headrests and even a radio! So you will need to spend extra for these to be added. It is a comfortable drive, though, with a generous 573-litre boot and is economical too.
7. Suzuki Celerio
The main attraction of this car is the kit, which makes it such good value for money. A standard kit is generous, comprising air conditioning, alloy wheels, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity, with upgrades such as electric windows available. European models are of a better quality than the UK ones though. Standard engines are economical, at 65.7mpg, but are limited to petrol with two to choose from: the 1.0-litre three-cylinder and the second a dual jet type, giving 78 mpg.
6. Nissan Qashqai
Currently with 50,293 registrations, the Qashqai is well built, practical and economical, giving 74 miles per gallon with the 1.5-litre dCi. Spacious interior (although the new Qashqai is 5 seats rather than its predecessor the Qashqai 2., which had 7), expect dual zone climate control air conditioning and a sixteen combination luggage board system, as well as alloy wheels and ambient interior lighting.
5. Skoda Citigo
This was voted ‘Best City Car’ in Auto Express’ New Car Awards Ceremony 2016, and. what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in its maneuverability around the city. Reportedly good quality for the comparatively low price, this is the smallest in the range, but still available as a three or five-seater. Unlike most city cars, it is equally comfortable to drive on longer trips down the motorway, with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes, although the latter lacks the expected smoothness during gear change, and is technically an automated manual gearbox rather than a conventional automatic. It also has the GreenTech version, with low emissions and 68.9 mpg. This is one of the Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Cars in The World 2016-2017.
4. Volkswagen Golf
With 54,954 registrations, twice voted ‘European Car of the Year’ and popular since the 1970s, the Golf has maintained its outer ‘sporty’ look over the years, with a high quality interior.
Since its beginning the range has grown to include the GTI Hybrid, R, Bluemotion and a fully electric e-Golf.The turbocharged TDI Diesel is powerful yet economical. With the 1.4-litre ACT 150 PS engine, the ACT (active cylinder technology) helps reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. Safety features include Emergency City Braking, Driver Alert System (activated by repeated erratic steering), Automatic Cruise Control and parking sensors. The interior is well lit but ambient, in areas such as front door trims and armrests, and reflectors in both front and rear doors. The boot is extendable via a drop floor feature.
3. Ford Focus
So far the Focus has 57,137 registrations. A well known best seller, extensively updated in 2014 with a higher quality and more sophisticated interior, new front grille and several new engines (petrol and diesel), and a good range of models, from the top-of-the-range ST hot hatch, to the more standard Style.
The ecoboost three-cylinder petrol models are especially good for reduced running costs. The latest Ford Focus offers comfort, quality and good handling. If you need more space, the Estate solves the problem of the comparatively small boot too. Both petrol and diesel engines are turbocharged, but if that sounds a bit thirsty, the three-cylinder petrol Ecoboost engine achieves the best of both worlds, with low running costs and higher performance.
2. Vauxhall Corsa
Totalling 64,925 registrations, the Corsa has a high quality interior with silver trim, comfortable seats, and driver assistance features such as forward collision alert, side blind spot alert, and lane departure warning. The large range of engines (ten to choose from) and specifications makes selecting the one for you a little difficult! The most efficient one is a diesel (1.3-litre), with 84g/km CO2 emissions and 80 mpg.
Prices have reduced slightly, in order to compete with Ford, along with a new 3-cylinder engine (from 89bhp to 113bhp). The shape remains more or less the same but it is quieter both at low speeds around town, and higher. With an updated suspension to enhance steering, the VXR model has a 1.6-litre turbo engine that can reach 62mph in 6.8 seconds.
The standard kit throughout all models is generous, including LED daytime lights, USB connectivity, a multi-function steering wheel and cruise control; also alloy wheels as standard. With higher spec models, the dashboards have a metallic finish in grey, and an extra silver trim. Parts are inexpensive too. If you go for the top-spec limited edition models, expect heated steering wheel and front seats, rain sensitive wipers, parking sensors, and tinted rear windows.
1. Ford Fiesta
With 19,679 sold in September 2016 alone in the UK, (96,139 in total since January), the Fiesta remains the most popular car by its value for money. Cheap to run, engine parts low priced to replace, and a good range of engine sizes – all economical, this car ticks all the boxes. Topped with great driving dynamics, little wonder the Ford Fiesta has maintained its top position on the sales leaderboard since 2008.
Also available in diesel, you can expect an enjoyable, comfortable drive with low emissions; especially the Econetic, where you get an impressive 88.3 miles per gallon. Choose from three or five-door across all models, and either manual (five-speed) or dual clutch automatic gearbox. Available models are: Zetec, Finesse, Studio (with air conditioning fitted as standard), Titanium, Titanium X, Econetic, and ST-Line all available with electric and heated door mirrors, electric windows and a USB connection.
The last update was in 2013 to give a more classy look, and a new ecoboost three-cylinder engine of 1.0-litres, which has enhanced both economy and performance. In addition, MyKey technology was added. This is great for children who have recently passed their test, and are using the family car to gain some driving experience: parents can set a top speed as well as a maximum volume on the stereo, and program it in before anyone else drives it! MyKey technology also prevents the safety system and driver aids from being accidentally overridden.
These are the Top 10 Best Selling Cheapest Cars in The World 2016-2017. As this Top Ten list shows, there is a difference between ‘cheap’ and ‘value for money’. Some models give over and above what we may expect for our cash, while others offer the bare minimum. Either way, even with a very scant budget, there is always something to tick one or two boxes from these top ten best sellers in 2016-2017!