Economy cars are easy on fuel and light on weight. Without a doubt, they are where you will get the most vehicle for your money. Modern models from this car category have increased significantly in size and interior space due to the tougher competition challenges - design, cost, fuel efficiency, safety, durability, maximizing interior space. Some of them are ready to be classified in the next "Compact" category. Good examples are the recent generations of Opel Corsa vs Astra Hatchback and Renault Clio vs Megane Hatchback. It becomes increasingly more popular and more cost efficient to rent a small car which merely levels its compact counterparts. Economy cars now deliver all the refinement, comfort, roominess, safety and fun that anybody could want. Considering the rising fuel costs, it is easy to see why car hire customers opt for small cars more frequently.
Intermediate class cars offer full-car size comfort and great value for family travelers. A car from this group offers a roomy luggage compartment and a full-size seat for five passengers. The most popular models in Bulgaria and Europe since year 2000 are Ford Focus sedan or estate, Renault Megane sedan and Scenic, Opel Vectra and Astra wagon, Chevrolet Aveo and Lacetti, Toyota Corolla and Avensis, Peugeot 406 and 307 SW. The Intermediate cars has been slightly degrading their popularity in the recent years being replaced by either compact cars with expanded size or by a family minivans like Opel Zafira offering more room and optional seats for larger families.
The minivan vehicles became largely popular in the recent years especially after the Compact MPVs (multi functional vehicles) like the Opel Zafira, Renault Grand Scenic, Volkswagen Touran and similar have entered the market and were warmly welcomed in Bulgaria and Europe. The great mini-van functionality, good fuel economy, and advanced safety features are very appealing to an increasing number of travellers. Able to carry at least seven passengers in multiple seating configurations practically varying the people and cargo space, these people carriers provide all the right conveniences for today's busy lifestyle. Minivans are masters for getting the most interior volume for your money. Most of them are equipped with high tech entertainment systems to transport passengers in comfort on longer trips. In summary, minivans are the embodiment of the suburban family lifestyle. And since transportation of family or a big group of people is their central purpose, minivans place a high priority on offering lots of safety features.
Hiring a van is the most convenient way to accommodate your family on a holiday trip. There is no better car hire alternative for travellers with big families. Vans can easily transport over 8 people in comfort and some are with space for up to 15 passengers. Able to carry more than any vehicle, vans have a large role as cargo carriers too. In recent years, van class has fallen into the shadows as an every day vehicle due to the popularity and convenience of minivans and SUVs. However, the latest van models are quite refined and fuel efficient and offer a good balance between load carrying ability and ease of driving. The van category is large and includes different in shape, size, roof height, ot wheelbase vans, the most popular for car hire and transfer services of which are Citroen Jumpy, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Opel Vivaro, Renault Trafic.