econobox

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e·co·no·box

 (ĭ-kŏn′ō-bŏks′)
n.
A small, economical automobile with few amenities.

econobox

(ɪˈkɒnəʊˌbɒks)
n
(Automotive Engineering) a small vehicle that is basic and fuel-efficient and has no unnecessary extras
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While there is a market for ultra-compact, very fuel-efficient vehicles, most consumers prefer larger, safer vehicles such as SUVs --which also have much greater carrying capacity than so-called econoboxes.
At dusk on the night that Guy and I show up, the place is nearly empty, but before you know it the lot is filled with every kind of car conceivable, from sleeper-class econoboxes to dead-stock American muscle cars to nitrous-injected dragsters that shoot flame out of their exhausts.
Petrol prices are indeed driving the increased interest, but the cars are selling because they're much better than the old econoboxes, said Dan Gor-rell, a partner in Strategic Vision, a San Diego-based market research firm and consultant to carmakers.
Yet in a competitive environment where every maker's quality is on the uptick, producing uninspired but highly reliable econoboxes is not a formula for long-term success.
More pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and minivans than sedans, station wagons and econoboxes.
Its conveyor speed is adjustable, and pallets and Econoboxes are fed through more slowly, at a rate of 150 and 200 an hour, on a purpose-designed cantilever rail system.
The Swatch connection is indicative of what separates this generation of small cars from the econoboxes of the past.
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Times have changed from the 70s, however, as low- quality econoboxes have been replaced by stylish cars - priced between pounds 5,600 to pounds 7,900 - that offer standard features such as air conditioning and air bags, auto executives and analysts said at the North American International Auto Show.
Nobody wants to be driving a round in boring econoboxes.
Our focus group research tells us that people view our Starion line as a sport-utility PC in a world of econoboxes," said Rod Keller, director, U.
Daewoo Anything (1999-2002): We had just tested a Suzuki Esteem and marveled at how competent even the cheapest little econoboxes had become when a leather-lined Leganza midsize sedan showed up -- the best Daewoo had to offer.