Those who have followed the automotive industry for the past two decades will have realized that it does not stop. Manufacturers have a common denominator: they are continually evolving. 

By 2018, that intense competition and pace of producing cars with the highest technological and safety levels, has led to the construction of vehicles that were unthinkable. Here I leave you with the market trends for next year:

Autonomous cars

Every day that passes we get closer to the beginning of the sale of autonomous vehicles. There are many companies worldwide that have been conducting research and development of new technologies to make this a reality for several years. Companies such as Volvo, Audi, Nissan, BMW, Tesla, and Ford have indicated that by 2020 they should already have autonomous vehicles for sale.

For their part, manufacturers have teamed up with technology companies such as Apple, Intel, Bosch, Google and, even with User, to enter fully into the development of new technology that will be key to the success of this type of car. According to the experts, road accidents should be reduced with VAs, as well as lowering morning and evening traffic jams.

Increasingly “crossovers.”

The most recent and most significant car shows, held in Frankfurt, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, have shown that the arrival of dealers around the world of crossovers, of all sizes, will be unstoppable. In fact, according to the data of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) until the beginning of 2017, this segment has had a global increase of almost 3%, while the sale of sedans models has dropped considerably. Of the vehicles registered in the United States in 2016, crossovers represented 27% of the entire car market. Among the new or redesigned that will be available in the market in 2018 are Subaru Crosstek, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Nissan Kicks and Land Rover Range Rover Velar, among others.