3 good cars that failed to capitalize in the US
Alfa Romeo 4C
A little luxury exotic from the house of Alfa Romeo is a mid-engined sports car none other than the 4C. It is available at a price of $66,900 and has a 1.7-liter turbocharged engine having 4-cylinders aligned in a line. This engine is rated at 237 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque which doesn’t do justice to the price that it comes at. It has all the components that make it a sports car- a carbon-fiber body, exquisite design details, beautifully laid interior, and Akrapovic dual-exhaust for the growl but it lacks the engine power that a sports car has. Acceleration timings of coveted sub 4 seconds seems better on paper but engine lacks the punch and isn’t as eager as it should be. Lacking performance and high price point were the reason that made people choose other sports coupes and the 2018 Alfa Romeo failed to capitalize in the market selling only 238 units last year.
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The luxury-most car of Kia Motors, the K900 was the second least-selling car in the US as only 354 K900s were sold in 2018. It was Kia’s move to rival the German trio of Audi, Mercedes and BMW by offering an affordable executive sedan. It offers two engine specs a V6 that makes 311 hp and a V8 rated at 420 horsepower. It is styled extremely well for a luxury sedan and the interior are plusher than ever but lacks some important features. Comfort is what perfectly describes the 2018 Kia K900 but it lacks the performance that other cars do. The engine is lazy to respond even if you floor the pedal down but you get immense comfort in driving it.
The 2018 Audi TT is a car that has got good aesthetics, ergonomic interior and a performance-oriented. Audi hasn’t put a foot wrong since the launch of TT and it has always been on the minds of buyers. It has a 2-liter turbocharged engine that makes 220 hp that comes paired to a 6-speed DCT transmission. It is priced pretty cheaply by Audi at just $43,950 making it one of the most-affordable sports cars in the market. It is fun to drive, has precise and enticing handling, tech savvy interiors and a body based on the underpinnings of the legendary Audi R8. The safety ratings for 2018 Audi TT were not available but it was heavily equipped by safety measures and features by Audi. It still failed to make its mark in the US market last year as only 1,289 units made it to the buyers’ home in 2018. The reason for this is the Audi’s announcement of redesigning the car in the year 2019 which held the customers to buy the 2018 model of TT. The 2018 Audi TT ratings is among the best as per JD Power and associates. It has 1 safety recall from NHTSA.