New cars. What’s left under 15,000 euros?
The price of new cars is rising so much that the number of models under 15,000 euros has been cut by six in four years. This rapid inflation leaves little choice at this rate today. Discover the list of cars still available on this budget.
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Which was a few years ago €15,000 allowed to get a city car and sometimes even a new compact sedan. Less than a year ago, such an amount also allowed the purchase of an SUV Dacia Duster. Today, the entry ticket is close to 20,000 euros, and it is becoming difficult to get a new car for less than 15,000 euros. An overview of the models and finishes still available at this price.
An increasingly limited selection from under €15,000
The observation is clear: if we count the adventurous versions of the Panda and Sandero, Cross and Stepway, respectively, there are only seven models left under 15,000 euros. With this amount, the choice was at least forty models in 2019. Among them were most of the city cars on the market and even cars with more family skills, such as the now extinct Dacia Lodgy and Dokker or Fiat Tipo and others. Skoda Fabia Combi.
It is not surprising that these are only some city girls In 2023, it will be able to join your garage for this price. Dacia is gradually moving away from its core profession, low price, and now only offers the Sandero and its Stepway version for under €15,000. As a result, certain equipment such as the car radio is unavailable, it has been cleverly replaced by an app to download to your Smartphone.
Less entry level, more leasing
One of the reasons for the price increase is the reorientation of the industrial policy of manufacturers, who are now prioritizing profitability over the sales volume that will decrease by 8% in 2021. Thus, the entry-level versions were gradually removed from the catalogs of various brands. in favor of more equipped versions where the margin is higher. Delivery times for these versions, priced below €15,000, are longer than for better equipped models. Another way to limit the sales volume of those versions that are still available and encourage customers to opt for the more expensive cars that are available sooner. If the base versions eventually run low, customers can rely on discounts to buy the higher version for an equivalent budget. But from 2021, the industrial crisis and the increase in the price of raw materials have had two negative effects for consumers: the increase in the price of new cars and the sharp reduction or even disappearance of discounts.
Unfortunately, this lack of “cheap” models will only get worse and encourage leasing, another way to get the car you need. In recent years, the number of leases with an option to buy (LOA) and long-term lease (LLD) has increased, as motorists have less and less opportunity to own their used cars. A very strong trend that could become the rule among professionals, who represent more than 47% of registrations for individuals in 2021 and already choose this solution in more than 80% of cases.
Price (January 2023)
|Dacia Sandero||1.0 SCe 65 hp Essential||€11,490|
|Kia Picanto||1.0 DPi 67 hp Drive||€12,790|
|Hyundai i10||1.0 67 hp ECO Initia||€12,940|
|Dacia Sandero||1.0 SCe 65 hp Expression||€13,400|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S||€13,600|
|Mitsubishi Space Star||1.2 MIVEC 71 hp Info||€13,890|
|Dacia Sandero||1.0 ECO-G 100 hp Essential||€13,950|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Convenience Package||€14,100|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Styling Package||€14,300|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Tech Pack||€14,300|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Convenience Package||€14,300|
|Kia Picanto||1.0 DPi 67 hp Active||€14,390|
|Mitsubishi Space Star||1.2 MIVEC 71 hp Prompt 2023||€14,590|
|Fiat Panda Cross1||1.0 BSG 70 HP S/S HYBRID||€14,600|
|Dacia Sandero||1.0 TCe 90 hp Expression||€14,700|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Comfort & Style Pack||€14,800|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Comfort & Tech Pack||€14,800|
|Mitsubishi Space Star||1.2 MIVEC 71 hp Information 2024||€14,890|
|Dacia Sandero Stepway||1.0 TCe 90 hp Essential||€14,900|
|Kia Picanto||1.0 DPi 67 hp Active Business||€14,940|
|fiat panda||1.0 70ch BSG S&S Comfort & Tech Pack||€15,000|
|fiat panda||1.0 70 hp BSG S&S Style & Tech Pack||€15,000|
|fiat panda||1.0 70hp BSG S&S Comfort & Style Pack||€15,000|
(1) Price valid for online purchases until December 31, 2023 (discount rate: € 15,600)
1000 € more three additional models
Those with a slightly larger budget can opt for a more premium design or expand their options by looking at three compact SUVs. Prices for the Suzuki Ignis start at €15,590 for the 1.2 Dualjet Hybrid 83bhp version, while the Ssangyong Tivoli offers more versatility with the 1.2 128bhp 2WD engine from €15,990. Two models, only slightly distributed in France, point to 71 respectivelye and in 304e Sales ranking position in 2022. It is more popular because it is in 13th placee The Dacia Spring, which last year’s sales position was priced at €20,800 including environmental bonuses, can be yours for €15,184 after deducting state aid. This is the only opportunity on the market to drive electric with just over €15,000 in his pocket.