Ideal Cars For Family Trips: Small Cars
Nowadays, lots of people prefer to travel with their vehicles more than with a plane.
You always need to check the general condition of the car before leaving. For this, you must check the fluid level (water, oil and brake fluid mainly), if the tires are in good condition and if they have adequate air. Then you have to take a look at the lights to make sure they all come on correctly. You can see much more useful information in our Tips and Advice section
Once the vehicle has been checked, it is time to check that the documentation is in order. To go out on the route, it is mandatory to carry a valid driver’s license, ID, green card in the name of the driver or blue in the name of the person authorized to drive, up-to-date insurance receipt, Vehicle Technical Verification wafer. But papers are not the only thing required by law to circulate. In addition, you must have a fire extinguisher, a set of triangular beacons, a cricket, a spare wheel and a reflective vest.
Everything ready to start the trip but … which are the most suitable models to go on family vacations? Let’s find out together.
Small cars Segment B continues with great force in Argentina. The best-selling cars, with some exceptions, are usually small models. In the local market, brands maintain their commitment to this type of vehicle, although they are modifying them according to customer demand. The great novelty in recent months is the new Chevrolet Onix, which due to its characteristics and equipment has become the first on our list.
The second generation of the Onix is offered with two new Ecotec three-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.2 that develops 90 hp and 115 Nm of torque for the base and LT versions. This impeller can only be associated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Also, the Premier has a 1.0 turbo, which reaches 116 hp and 160 Nm of torque. This can be coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox or an automatic with a 6-speed torque converter.
While the power seems low, keep in mind that the turbo gives more force (torque) than a conventional 1.6L and that translates into three factors you want for the road: faster overtaking and lower rpm for constant speed. The first means greater security, the second in less noise and consumption.
In addition to having a complete safety and comfort equipment, which includes ESP and 6 airbags in the entire range), the Onix is comfortable inside. Four adults can travel without any problem and the trunks are spacious with 275 liters in the hatch and 469 in the sedan, called Onix Plus.