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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Sprints to sixty mph are expected to take seven seconds, which won't set your hair on fire, but it's faster than most econoboxes these days.
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.
won't be available to those of us who drive our older econoboxes to and from work.
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.
It sells more that 5,000 Santa Fe SUVs each month and Kia's gone from econoboxes to seven models.
Once the benefits of putting econoboxes on these proposed mini-highway guidelane systems are clear, investors and users should be convinced there are ready alternatives.
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.
Left in the dust, however, are the hatchback, the notchback, and the hope-we-never-get-back econoboxes.