The latest trend for car buyers is the crossover, but is this a good or a bad thing?
A recent survey of 2,000 Australians has revealed some very good reasons why people are choosing to buy a new car.
The poll found that nearly half of people say they are buying a car because of a desire for better fuel economy, less congestion, a cleaner driving experience and better value for money.
Read moreThe second largest reason people buy a car is to get a better deal.
About half said they were buying a cheaper car, while one in five said they would consider buying a more expensive car if they could.
The latest survey also revealed that more than a quarter of people said they are considering purchasing a small car in the near future.
However, the research revealed that most people do not buy a small vehicle in the next 12 months.
A further 7 per cent of people polled said they plan to buy an all-electric vehicle in their lifetime, while 9 per cent said they will buy a smaller vehicle in future.
Read moreThe survey also found that a large majority of Australians, 61 per cent, would prefer to see a car be made of aluminium, rather than plastic, in the future.
The survey also suggested that the majority of people would prefer a car to be a little bit longer than their current one, and would rather buy a vehicle that had a longer wheelbase.