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.
The compact cars, also called small family cars make up for the segment between the small cars and the mid-sized family vehicles. The compact cars have become largely popular in 1990s and many car models from this category have been awarded the best selling vehicle in Bulgaria, Europe and around the world since then. The Focus Hatchback 2nd generation lunched in 2004 becomes top selling vehicle followed by the Astra and the VW Golf celebrating their 5th generation the same year. The Renault Megane Hatchback with its stylish new look was UK's most popular new car in 2005. Other car models from the compact class are also largely popular nowadays - Peugeot 307, Honda Civic, Toyota Auris, Citroen C4, and Mazda 3. Compact cars have a strong appeal for many car hire travellers as they offer so much for so little. Most of them have a roomy seating for four passengers and can carry a reasonable amount of luggage, but do not cost much more to operate than entry-level subcompacts. Their long life, fuel efficiency and stylish design have established them as preferred models for many car rental companies. All this makes them a terrific car hire option for travellers in Bulgaria.
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.
In today's world of fewer boundaries, cross border car hire is one of the most popular options amoung travellers. You can choose the easiest and most convenient car rental that suits your cross-border car hire needs.