When you are driving, does the greater part of your tours are by city?, do you usually travel alone and without much luggage?, what parking problems? If your answers have been affirmative as it is that you need a city car, framed within the segment A. These vehicles are usually known by that name due to their small size and to its ability of handling that make its territory is the city.
In Current Engine we are going to analyze some of the best options of this segment. All the vehicles that we collect will share some features such as a length of about 3.5 meters, reduced weight and consumption of content. In terms of negative aspects we will have to say that does not stand out because of its spaciousness or its boot. But if you’re one of those people who usually travel alone and with little luggage, these are your options.
Probably the one with the focus sports of the list. The Abarth 595 2016 has just received an update that improves its image and adds more power. It will be offered with bodywork closed or cabrio, and it is always accompanied by the engine 1.4 T-jet delivering 145 HP at 595, passing to the 165 HP in the 595 Turismo and upload up to 180 HP in the Abarth 595 Competizione.
In the (aesthetic highlighted by the redesign of the bumper front and rear, plus new headlights and pilots. Also by the incorporation of a new 17-inch wheels, the more light and improve ventilation of the brakes. In the interior there will be new upholstery and multimedia system Uconnect with 5-inch touch screen.
The Citroën C1 will form a trio of commercial vehicles with the Peugeot 108 and Toyota Aygo due to the partnership between their manufacturers. The small French is offered with bodies three or five-door and has a version with a canvas roof practicable called Airscape. Has a new design that will stand out because about headlights split in two parts, simulating a few ‘eyebrows’. The rear is bicolor and integrates a few riders in 3D.
Measured 3,46 meters long and has space for four passengers. The trunk has a capacity of 196 liters, in the middle of the segment. The interior equipment and technology have been renovated and are up to the task. It is offered with two petrol engines, the VTi 68 horses and the PureTech 82 HP. Their prices range between 10.250 and 14.150 euros.
If before we have seen the Abarth 595, Fiat 500 is the vehicle which takes as its basis. The little Italian is still a reference design after the restyling, although the changes are committed on the outside. Measured 3,57 meters long, has space for four people and a trunk of 185 liters capacity. Also offered with a body convertible that receives the name of Fiat 500C.
In the interior of the improvements are more substantial equipment to the latest in technology with the multimedia system Uconnect with 5-inch touch screen. The interior stands out by the degree of customization it offers. In terms of the range of engines there will be a diesel 1.3 Multijet of 95 HP and two petrol, the 1.2 a maximum power of 69 HP and 0.9 TwinAir 105 HP. Costs between 8.600 and 16,500 euros.
Fiat Panda is another of the historical of this segment. Highlighted by a greater amplitude with respect to the 500. It measures 3,70 meters long, but its trunk grows to the 225 litres capacity. Their greater height also will get to travel with comfort its four occupants. There will be some versions focused on the use of off-road and that are equipped with traction 4×4, as is the case of the Fiat Panda Cross.
In terms of its aesthetics is still a continuation of and similar to their predecessors. Inside we find an enhancement, revised and quite customization thanks to the different finishes. The range of engines is formed by the diesel 1.3 Multijet 80 HP and the petrol 1.2 a maximum power of 69 HP and 0.9 TwinAir 105 HP. There will also be options of LPG. The price is content and part of the 6.290 € .
Ford Ka is the smallest model with the mark of the oval. Not to be confused with the newly launched Ford KA+ 2016, which is of larger dimensions, and placed one step above. it is not Yet clear if this model will have a third generation or it will disappear to the benefit of the KA+. Although the three-door measures only 3.62 metres long, its boot is quite wide, with 225 liters of capacity.
The aesthetic has been a little outdated with respect to the rest of the models in the range. The same thing happens to the passenger compartment, though its equipment is still correct. The range of engines in the form of a single mechanical atmospheric of gasoline 1.2 liters and 69 HP of power. Discount leaving the 5.940 euros, being the price one of its advantages.
The Hyundai i10 is an urban Korean who goes by his second generation. Measured 3.66 meters long and will be one of the most livable thanks to the 252 litres of trunk, above the average for the segment. Although it has space for five passengers, there is still limitations and it will be better to carry only four adults. In terms of their aesthetic, has renewed in a satisfactory manner.
The cabin also improves considerably, giving a jump in terms of quality and equipment. It will be offered with two mechanical gasoline, on the one hand the three-cylinder engine 1.0 MPi of 66 CV and the other of the four-cylinder engine 1.25 MPi 87 HP. Has a price that goes from the 11.800 euros up to 15.750 euros.
Kia Picanto was renewed last year. The small Korean will be provided with bodies of three and five doors and space for five passengers. Measured 3.6 metres long and therefore will have a trunk content with 200 l capacity. The exterior image is now more modern and sporty, thanks to a few shapes more angular.
The interior was also renewed, including a greater equipment, in addition to several customization options with some optional packages. The range of engines will only have two petrol, three-cylinder 1.0 CVVT 69 HP and the other 1.2 CVVT that reaches up to 85 HP. The prices are attractive and go from the 5.599 € until the 11.524 euros.
Mitsubishi Space Star
Mitsubishi Space Star is the bet of the japanese to the segment A. Is one of the options that has been renovated more recently. It is one of the largest with 3,70 meters long, although will not be greatly reflected in his trunk that runs at 235 litres. On the outside is going to highlight a design quite sporty and dynamic.
On the inside will comfort, but although it has capacity for five passengers, it will be advisable to take four to travel with comfort. Its range of engines now only have only one mechanical fuel, the more powerful 120 MPI of 1.2 liters and 80 HP. With discounts has a starting price of 9.800 euros.
Opel Adam is one of the city’s more worried about their appearance. It is difficult to see two completely same due to their multiple options of customization, that make it stand out by its color. You will need a jacket known as the Adam Rocks. It measures 3.7 meters long, although not highlighted by its interior space. Not by the trunk, which is one of the smallest in the segment with only 170 liters.
to equipment yes that would be remarkable, since it takes many elements from its big brother, the Opel Corsa. Enjoys a range of engines are quite comprehensive that will be made up by mechanical gas. Ranging from the 1.4 87 or 100 HP to the 1.0 115 HP. There is also the powerful Adam S with a 1.4 turbo 150 HP. Going from 14.412 € until the 21.128 euro top range.
Opel Karl it is situated a little below the Adam in terms of dimensions, but we will win on issuesnes of space and comfort. Measures 3,67 meters long, although its boot is slightly larger with 195 litres. Although the interior is not very big, stands out for habitability introduced in body of five doors and being approved for five passengers.
In our country only trades with a finish, the Selective, which comes with a good endowment of series. We will also have only one choice mechanical, the engine is three-cylinder petrol 1.0 with 75 HP. You can choose between manual gearbox or automatic pilot and will have a starting price attractive 10.105 € .
Peugeot 108 is the smallest of the range of the French manufacturer. Shares platform with Citroen C1 and Toyota Aygo will be offered with bodywork three-and five-door, as well as with a canvas roof practicable in the versions TOP! Measures 3,47 meters long, although it will have a trunk quite superior to that of its predecessor, which reached the 196 litres.
Stands for a exterior design more and refined urbanite. Like other vehicles of the segment, stake for the customization and in addition includes a good technological equipment. The range of engines will be shared with its sister models and it includes two petrol engines of three cylinders: the 1.0 VTi 68 HP and the 1.2 PureTech 82 HP. There will be several special editions and part of the 11.130 € .
The Renault Twingo was another of those that were renewed recently, coming with quite a few novelties. Has a different distribution to the majority of vehicles on this list, since their engine is in the rear position and will benefit from the traction in the rear. Measured 3,69 meters long and your trunk stays in a few 174 litres, because the motor is housed in that area.
Stands by a foreign simple but eye-catching, with the back in black. The bodywork of five doors gives way to a four-passenger interior, which will have a space remarkable and a complete equipment. Comes with two mechanical of gasoline, the SCe of 70 HP and the TCe 90 HP. Just presented the Twingo GT will come with 110 HP.
The Smart ForTwo is probably one of the references in terms of urban mobility. It is the smallest of the list with just to 2.69 meters long. I must also say that this is the only two-seater. Despite this configuration, the trunk remains one of the best with capacity of 260 litres. Was renovated relatively recently and its exterior has advanced.
Now you have a picture more modern and attractive, in addition to an original interior and quite colorful. In this model the engine also will be placed in the rear. There will be two options gasoline three-cylinder, a 1.0 a maximum power of 71 HP and the same engine 1.0 turbo with 90 HP. Most recently, he was presented the range of Smart Brabus that will arrive with 109 HP.
The Smart ForFour is a model very similar to its little brother, but by adding two doors and two rear seats. Also increases in dimensions, reaching 3,49 m long. Although it can accommodate four people inside it, the trunk will be affected, and will be smaller than that of the ForTwo. It is in 185 litres capacity.
In terms of exterior image and interior finishes, are virtually the same that in his little brother. Exactly the same as the range of engines, as it shares the 1.0 71 HP and the 1.0 turbo 90 HP. Both can be linked to a manual change and another automatic dual clutch. There will also be a version Brabus and part of a price 13.210 euros.
SEAT Mii will share a platform with the SEAT Mii and the Volkswagen up! It is sold with bodies of three and five-door. Measures 3,56 meters long and is approved for four passengers. The trunk cubes a few negligible 251 litres and the space inside will be pretty good. His appearance comes dominated by a youthful image, accompanied by colorful tones for your body.
In the interior will receive a technological endowment interesting and it will also have quite a few finishes and customization options. The range of engines will be limited to gasoline, as in the majority of models in the segment. There will be two tricilíndricos, the 1.0 MPI with 60 HP and the 1.0 MPI 75 CV. In addition to the sum the 1.8 68CV Ecofuel. Its starting price is 7.470 euros.
Skoda Citigo is the smallest model of the Czech brand. It is one of the brother of the SEAT Mii, and therefore will also have bodies of both three-as five-door. Measures 3,56 meters long, but that does not prevent him from offering a broad boot capacity of 251 litres. In terms of image abroad has been slightly revamped to adapt to the current market.
In the interior will benefit from a equipment sufficient, while its range of engines is available in two mechanical three-cylinder petrol. On the one hand is the 1.0 MPI with 60 HP, and on the other the 1.0 MPI 75 CV. You will have the version in Monte-carlo that gives it a sporty look. Has a price and[19459004a]mong 6.700 euros and land 10,390 euros.
Suzuki Celerio is the substitute of the High it reached in 2014. This urban spotlight will be the largest trunk offers a segment with 254 litres. This does not mean that it is much bigger than its rivals, as it measures 3.6 metres long. Its exterior design is not as eye-catching and therefore will pass more unnoticed than other options in the list.
The interior space is one of the positive points and you will have four spacious squares. The equipment is not something that stands out, however it is sufficient and to the height of some of its rivals. In terms of its range of engines, in our country is available only with a gasoline engine three-cylinder 1.0 68 CV. There will be a manual transmission and the other automatic and their prices will be among the 7.640 euros and the 10.540 € .
The Toyota Aygo is the third brother of the Citroën C1 and Peugeot 108. Is positioned below the Yaris in the range and measures of long 3,46 m. There will be bodies of three and five doors, although the interior space will be the right thing to do, and its trunk is left in a capacity of 168 litres, of the worst in the segment. Its design is to one of the most eye-catching due to the ‘X’ to the front and to the optical rear.
The interior will be equally attractive due to the combination of colors and your equipment will be quite full. In terms of the range of engines, it will also be quite small, since it is only available with the 1.0 VVT-i 68-CV with manual shift mode or manual robot. The Aygo will have a price of between 9.550 and 12.050 euros.
Closes the list the Volkswagen up!, another member of the family of the SEAT Mii and Skoda Citigo. It has been the last of the models receive a facelift, so it has a imagen outside up-to-date and eye-catching. The dimensions will remain the same and will have, as their brothers and sisters, a boot capacity of 251 litres and a length of 3.54 metres long.
The restyling has also served to complete your equipment technological with some interesting options. However, the main difference in front of their siblings is receiving a mechanical new. The three-cylinder 1.0 maximum power with outputs of 60 and 75 HP need to add a new 1.0 turbo 90 HP that will be top of range. We will have to wait to know the prices of the new models.