Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:26pm
Conventional cars in the Australian market must be feeling like the dinosaurs, casually dominating the planet and looking up as the sky dims and rocky shrapnel from a substantial chunk of the earth’s crust flies towards them. As the temperature drops and the ground begins to crumble, it’s clear the landscape is changing, and not in a good way.
But this time around the large mass making its presence felt isn’t a wayward asteroid, it’s our collective appetite for SUVs. As in, this year it’s likely that for the first time, these high-riding, family-friendly, lifestyle mobiles will outsell sedans, hatches and wagons. So cars like the Subaru Impreza, while popular now, could be moving towards the endangered species list, or at least a captive breeding program in a protected habitat.