Is there a relationship between what we drive – and how heavy we hit the throttle?
Yes, that’s right, at least if we want to believe what 13,773 Norwegian car owners answered in the large AutoIndex 2022 survey. Among the more than 200 questions, they also took a stand on this claim:
“I like to drive fast and pass them in front of me.”
The answers are on a scale from 100 to 1000.
Tesla on top
Those who say they agree with this little-known American brand drive for electric cars. Tesla owners lead the way here with 472 points. The average score on the survey is 369.
Tesla cars are known for being very powerful and fast, so it’s no surprise that they attract buyers who like to drive fast. Initially, the Model S and Model X also attracted many customers who had previously driven premium German brands, as well as those with a number of owners who wanted to intervene aggressively with gas.
The German Premier League is unsurprisingly second: there we find Audi with 438 points. Then followed by Volvo with 417, Mercedes 415 and BMW with 408.
Most surprisingly, Volvo ranks third. Traditionally, Volvo owners have not been particularly picky on gas. But in recent years, the brand has invested in cars that are more fun to drive and have powerful engines. Where plug-in hybrids in particular were popular, they are also gradually being supplemented by electric vehicles.
Ford is also in sixth place. Traditionally, the brand has been driven by quite a few enthusiasts, which is probably part of the explanation here.
take it easy…
Who do we find at the other end of this scale? Yes, we will then go to Japan: Subaru, whose average buyer has traditionally been very high – and Mitsubishi.
Obviously, these owners are a group of people who want to make it easier in traffic. They ended up with a score of 317 here.
It’s also not surprising that we find Toyota owners at the same end of the scale. They have 336 degrees. It is followed by Kia with a score of 336 and Honda 340.
Note: The closest to being completely average are Volkswagen owners, by the way. Namely, they end up getting exactly the same score as the average in the entire survey; 369.
And perhaps just as well for a brand whose ambition is to be hugely popular.
This is how the different brands appear:
1. Tesla – 472
2. Audi – 438
3. Volvo – 417
4. Mercedes – 415
5. BMW – 408
6. Ford – 393
7. Lexus – 380
8. Opel – 375
9. Volkswagen – 369
10. Citroen and Mazda – 368
12. Hyundai – 365
13. Peugeot – 362
14. Skoda – 360
15. April – 352
16. Renault – 349
17. Suzuki – 346
18. Honda – 340
19. Kia – 336
20. Mitsubishi and Subaru 317
All numbers from AutoIndex 2022
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