As another new year commences, many people will be thinking about making some changes – both personal and professional. While many of these involve cutting back, working harder and generally being good, some people might be considering selling their old car and buying a new one.
Now’s the time when there could be lots of great offers available, but price isn’t everything and it might be worth finding out what the automotive industry thinks will be big this year, before committing to one particular model. You wouldn’t want to invest in something that will be declining over the coming months, after all.
With that in mind, here’s what some of the leading automotive and related websites think could be in store for the motoring industry in 2013:
Top Gear Magazine
As befits the high-octane television brand, ‘Top Gear’ has named its ‘guide to all the cars you need to be excited about in 2013′. Never one to mince their words, they’ve listed three ‘mega-super-hypercars’ due for release this year: the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. It names among others, the eagerly-anticipated Jaguar F-Type as yet another ‘dream machine’ to look out for, in addition to offerings from Bugatti, BMW, Mercedes and Aston Martin. It will be, the magazine says, ‘a very good year indeed’.
The site forecasts that used car sales will increase, rising by an average of 1.5 per cent between 2013 and 2017. However, it does also predict that the number of dealers selling used cars might also drop, a direct result of ‘the weakness of the new car market’. Nevertheless, the site says, the predicted increases will equate to a used car market of 7.27 million units within the next four years.
While the site’s motoring experts are divided, most agree that ‘being green’ will be a huge trend in 2013. Fuel efficiency and the take up of green technologies that enable this will be favored, however the experts think that electric cars will ‘lose the charge – in every sense of the word’, shunned due to cost and poor range. Additionally, they predict Dacia, Renault’s budget brand will be a ‘rising star’ of the coming year. With it’s cheaper cars, Dacia is expected to make quite an impact on the UK market in 2013.
The esteemed publication features ’hot trends for 2013′ which chiefly revolve around cars that ‘run’ on Android technology – they like of which is typically found on a smart phone. The upcoming CES 2013 event is set to showcase apps that could well transform cars into ‘mobile devices that move at speed’. If the innovations are taken seriously, then 2013 could be the year that sees improved self-driving technology – including parking guidance and integrated maps. This year, then, could be the one in which driving gets a whole lots easier.
Flying cars a la ‘Back To The Future’ might yet be some years off, disappointingly, but it’s clear that 2013 is going to bring some interesting innovations, vehicles and trends to the motoring industry. Whether you want to buy brand new or purchase a used car, 2013 is set to be pretty exciting.
Author Bio: Paul Smith has been in the car business for years. There are a few points and tips that one has to keep in mind when going for buying or selling a car. To know more visit http://www.sellcar-uk.com/