Since the 2009 global financial crisis, the auto industry has grown by 68 percent. Consumers may not be eager to spend, but one area that they appear to be invested in is the car market. That being said, a number of auto makers redesigned their vehicles for 2016 to cater to consistent demand. Let’s take a look at four used cars that received major redesigns in 2016.
The Chevrolet Malibu was redesigned from top to bottom for 2016. Unlike older models, this Malibu has more space, making it an ideal family car. Its base engine has a 1.5-liter, 166-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder design for more fuel efficiency. Its comfy cabin also gives it a more luxurious feel, rivaling some of the best sedans on the market.
The 2016 Cadillac CTS packs a powerful V8 engine, giving it a sports car-like feel on the road. For a more modern twist, the CTS also comes with the CUE interface that utilizes soft-touch controls for air conditioning, heat, and radio functionality. Because the vehicle is rear-wheel drive, however, owners will want to be mindful of inclement weather with this used car.
The Audi A3 was completely revamped for 2016, making it an ideal vehicle for used car shoppers who were seeking an upgrade from previous models. The A3 has a rearview camera and parking sensors for convenience. It also comes with Audi xenon plus front lighting with LED DRLs and tail lights, as well as leather seating. Active lane assist can also put drivers’ minds at ease.
The 2016 Toyota Prius has double wishbone rear suspension and a lower center of gravity, meaning it’s easier and smoother to drive. It also comes with the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian protection, lane departure warning, and radar cruise control, just to name a few features. This makes it an ideal car for drivers who value safety in a ride. The enhanced seats and better control placement increase the overall comfort and convenience of the interior.