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Interesting Car Trivia You Should Know

15 July 2019 AutoMarket, Petrol saving tips

Do you think you know everything about cars? Well, think again because this trivia is about to get real. If you ever run out of topics during your trivia nights or just want to talk about something amazing on your coffee breaks or pub nights, these interesting and fun trivia about cars could very well be your source of amazement. So have fun reading some interesting car trivia facts and be enlightened!

 

Car Trivia Fact #1: Car Of The Year 2019

Audi E-Tron. Car of the year

Do you know which car won the Car of the Year Award 2019? Drumroll… It’s the magnificent Audi E-Tron which garnered a total of 784 votes. It vested other car candidates in terms of performance, value, safety, environment, market significance, emotional appeal and innovation.

 

Car Trivia Fact #2: World’s Best-Selling Car

Toyota Corolla. Best Selling car of 2019

The Toyota Corolla remains the best-selling car of all time. From 1966 up to the present, it has sold about 44.1 million units worldwide. Its availability in more than 150 countries and regions is one of the many reasons it sells so well. Over the years, the Toyota Corolla has proved to be the perfect fit for drivers looking for an all-purpose car. And the love for this car continues to grow with a high number of car in production it meet demand. 

 

Car Trivia Fact #3: Most Expensive Car

La Voiture Noire. Most expensive car

At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti showed off its bespoke La Voiture Noire. Outshining other luxury cars such as Rolls-Royce and Mercedes Benz, it now holds the record as the most expensive new car ever with a selling price of $18.7 million and an asking price of $12.5 million. 

 

Car Trivia Fact #4: Least Expensive Car

Least expensive car: Tata Nano

Tata Nano held the trophy for the cheapest invented car in the world. Manufactured in India, it entered the market in 2008 and was priced from just 100,000 rupees or about $1,500. Unfortunately for Tata Nano, the car met its end last year and with production coming to an end. Farewell, Tata Nano.

 

Car Trivia Fact #5: Who Buys More New Cars

Surprise, surprise! It’s the women who buy more new cars than men. The auto market isn’t a man’s world after all. A research conducted by Cooper Tires revealed that women buy 60% of all new cars sold and influence 80% of all new car purchases. Go get it ladies!

 

Car Trivia Fact #6: Car Production

Around 60 million cars are produced worldwide every year. That’s a staggering 165,000 cars daily! Of the 165,000 cars rolling off the production line every 24 hours, do you know that only 14 of those are Ferraris? Now we can stop wondering why Ferraris are so expensive and exclusive. 

 

Car Trivia Fact #7: Car Parts

How many parts do you think a single car has? 1000? 10,000? That’s not even close because an average car is made up of over 30,000 parts. That’s a lot of little pieces put together and assembled to build a car, isn’t it?

 

Car Trivia Fact #8: Car Colour

What car colour is most popular in Australian roads? You probably can guess this one right. Due to its perceived visibility, higher resale value and availability of colour by manufacturers, 30% of Aussies choose this as their preferred hue. It’s none other than the pristine and classic white colour

 

Want more? Well here’s another set of fun facts but this time, it’s about Australian driving:

  • An average Australian drives 14,000 km each year in more than 13 million vehicles. This is equivalent to 182 billion km in a year, which could get you to Pluto and back 20 times.
  • Vehicle count in Australia is almost as many as the adults (14 million).
  • In 1970, the world’s first compulsory seat belt was put into place in Victoria.
  • When the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932, cars were asked to pay double the price than horses to cross the bridge.

Certainly, there are many things about cars that we don’t know yet and if you want to be the go-to auto expert, this list can elevate your star factor among family and friends.

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