The Top Asian Manufactured Cars Ever Made
The world of Asian car manufacturing is alive with wonderful cars of all varieties. But these are my top picks!
Kia are becoming a genuine force in the consumer car market, taking their competitors by surprise and producing a few world class cars over the past few years. The Picanto is the best for me though. It’s the perfect car for the city but still offers the space required for a small family car.
There aren’t too many cars that can offer that combination. And what’s even more impressive is how efficient the car is with its fuel. It can go far on a small tank of fuel, and you won’t be wasting too much of your fuel when you’re stuck in those city traffic jams. It’s practical, efficient and manoeuvrable, what else could you want in a city car?
Located somewhere between a car and a 4×4, the Honda CR-V is one of the greatest cars the manufacturer has produced. It can go offroad and deal with rougher terrain if that’s what you want from your car. But it’s clearly also a car that is suited perfectly to the family, offering more space than you could ever need.
The recent models are not much different to the older ones, except space and room takes even greater prominence than in previous models. They’re not out of reach in terms of price for most families either; visit www.listers.co.uk to find out more about lease options available on the CR-V.
Nissan GT-R Nismo
Nissan is an underrated manufacturer. They make cars so diverse and distinctive that it is becoming harder to pin them down all the time. They make great superminis and SUVs. But with the GT-R Nismo, they also created an incredible muscle sports car. And who could say they saw that coming?
It’s a force to be reckoned with on the track too. For a car of its specs, it holds the record track time at the Nurburgring. It has a twin turbocharged V6 engine providing all the power and push the car needs. And it has a classic sports design that you might not associate with Nissan usually.
How many cars can you think of that manage to combine a sports car’s look and performance with the practicality and space of a family car? There aren’t too many, but the Hyundai Veloster is one of them that does it. It’s a sporty coupe that is as suited for the highway as it is for the race track.
And to top it all off, they’re very cheap to buy nowadays. You can easily find one for less than £20,000. And for what you get for your money, that’s a real bargain. If you ask me, it’s a wise investment, even if you have a family. It even has a rear door, which is uncommon for a sports coupe.
You might have your our favourite Asian cars. But one thing’s for sure: Asian car manufacturing has a strong history and a bright future.