Last week I drove the new 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross. I cannot yet tell you anything about it (Autotrader video review lands tomorrow). But by the very nature of the type of vehicle, you can probably ascertain a fair bit about it. This has me thinking though… how do you think automakers should equip their “cheaper” models?
Let’s say you were redesigning a Nissan Versa or Mitsubishi Mirage. What would you offer in terms of content? What type of wheels? How would you package the engine, transmission, drivetrain options? What level of safety equipment would you put on the car? And what would be your target price tag?
If you were tasked with creating a brand-new entry-level automobile, how would you equip it? Be mindful of reality on this one. Obviously, it’s not going to have heated seats and a 15-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.