In the next few years, we’ll see a few changes in the sedan car market. Sedans are no longer going to be as popular, and they will slowly lose their dominance. Instead, SUV and hybrid vehicles will become more popular. Self-driving cars won’t replace sedans on city streets just yet—but that doesn’t mean self-driving technology won’t impact them at all.
The Sedan Will Lose Its Popularity
The sedan will lose its popularity. This may seem obvious, but the trend is happening faster than you might think. Sales of SUVs have grown 61% since 2010 and they now account for more than half of all new vehicle sales in the United States.
The reasons are simple: SUVs have better fuel economy, they’re more comfortable and practical for families with kids (or even dogs), and they’re safer in the event of a crash–which is why automakers like Ford are even making them smaller than ever before!
Sport Utility Vehicles Will Become More Popular
Why are SUVs so popular?
- They’re practical. The average family of four can fit in an SUV, but not a sedan.
- They’re safer. SUVs have more space to protect you in case of an accident, and they also tend to be heavier than sedans (though this isn’t always true).
- They’re more comfortable. The higher seating position gives you better visibility when driving on roads with lots of other cars or pedestrians around – which means you’ll be less tired after long drives! Plus, some SUVs even come with heated seats and cooling vents for those hot summer days where it feels like it never stops raining…or snowing…or sleeting…or whatever else happens outside when winter hits us hard here in Canada every year.”
Electric and Hybrid Sedans Will Emerge
Electric and hybrid sedans are the future of the automobile. In fact, it’s already happening. As you read this article, more automakers are adding electric vehicles (EVs) to their lineup–a trend that will continue into the next decade and beyond.
The reason for this shift is simple: EVs are cheaper to maintain than internal combustion engines (ICEs). They also have better performance than ICEs because they don’t have an engine block or transmission gearbox spinning around under there, so they can accelerate faster than any gas-powered car on the market today! Plus, since they don’t need gasoline or diesel fuel to run off-grid power plants do all sorts of other jobs nowadays like making electricity at home or charging your phone while you sleep at night so they never run out of juice like traditional cars do before long trips away from home base where there aren’t any charging stations nearby yet either way it doesn’t matter because even if you did run out then wouldn’t just buy more from Amazon Prime which comes free with membership ($79 per year), but anyway back onto topic: The best part about owning an EV? Not polluting our environment anymore!
Self-Driving Cars Are Coming, But They Won’t Replace Sedans
The self-driving car revolution is still a ways off and there will be a transition period where both cars and people drive. The transition period will be longer than expected because of two reasons:
- It’s hard for people to give up control of their vehicles.
- Even when self-driving technology becomes available in all new cars, it will take time for older models on the road today to reach their end-of-life cycle and be replaced by newer models with more advanced features like self-driving capabilities.*
We are still a ways away from see completely self-driving cars on the road.
While we are still a ways away from see completely self-driving cars on the road, there are some exciting developments happening in this area. In fact, there are already several companies that have been testing their autonomous vehicles for years now and have started to make them available for purchase or lease.
However, despite this progress and excitement around self-driving cars, there are still many regulatory hurdles to overcome before we can expect to see them everywhere. This is especially true since many people are nervous about riding in an autonomous vehicle without any real way of controlling it yourself–and understandably so! There has also been some concern over how much responsibility should be placed on manufacturers when something goes wrong with one of their products (in this case: self-driving cars).
The future of the sedan is uncertain. We know that it will continue to exist, but its place in our lives may change radically over the next few decades as technology advances and new modes of transportation become more popular.