3 small cars perfect for city driving

November 2, 2018 12:38 pm | sunshineautomotive.com.au, sunshinekia.com.au, sunshinevolvo.com.au

The ideal city car is safe, compact, feature-packed, attractive and most importantly – easy to drive. These three compact cars tick all those boxes and more, making them perfectly suited to squeezing through gaps, parallel parking and everything else that city driving entails. 

New Renault Clio

The brand new Renault Clio is a sleek but compact four-door car, with a unique design and a cabin packed with features. It's got more airbags than you can shake a stick at, automatic stop start, parking distance control system, a multi-function control screen, mobile phone connectivity and much more. 

What's more, the sport version of the car boasts a 4-cylinder engine and powerful turbo, meaning you'll outpace most small cars when the lights go green. The unique design looks great in yellow if you're brave enough to choose a bright colour. 

Volvo V40

Volvo were once known for making safe, slightly vanilla cars. In recent years they've completely reinvented themselves and have begun producing exciting, innovative vehicles that are safer and more attractive than most on the market. 

In fact, the Volvo XC60 won the coveted World Car of the Year award against stiff competition from Mazda and Range Rover. The Swedish marque's smallest offering, the V40, is similarly acclaimed thanks to its class-leading safety features, oversized engine and luxury interior. 

Under the hood, it hides a state of the art Drive-E powertrain that delivers 180 kW of power. The interior oozes minimalist luxury thanks to stripped back design, 10 Harman Kardon speakers and countless other considered features. 

Kia Picanto

Designed in both Korea and Germany, the Kia Picanto boasts the practicality typical of the marque, with the added flair of European design. The all-new edition has been streamlined and given a sportier look, conveniently featuring four doors despite its miniature size. 

There's a floating 7-inch touch screen in the dash and a surprisingly roomy interior for such a small car. Autonomous emergency breaking is also new to the 2019 edition, making this one of the safest cars Kia has ever produced. 

If you're looking for a car that's perfect for zipping around the city – drop into your nearest Sunshine Automotive dealership and get behind the wheel for a test drive today.