Washington: The stylish and affordable Volkswagen Beetle is the most wanted car among women, while men prefer a brawny GM truck or a Bugatti, according to a study of 13 million U.S. vehicle registrations over the past two years.
The study was carried out by Truecar.com, the California-based auto pricing information company.
The United States has more than 50 percent female population. But still women account for just 36 percent of new car registrations, the study found.
Among all new car owners registering Beetles, more than 56 percent were women.
“It fits the description of what women want in a car,” ABC News quoted Truecar’s vice president of industry trends, Jesse Toprak, as saying.
“It’s cheap to maintain and own. It gets good gas mileage. It’s practical to get around in big cities yet it``s stylish to drive in hip metropolitan areas. It``s kind of a home run from all those different perspectives.
“The old image of the macho man that likes the big trucks and exotic cars still holds true and the data proves that. There were not many surprises from the male perspective,” Topark added.
According to the study, the highest percentage of male registrations listed expensive, exotic brands such as Bugatti (100 percent), Ferrari (94.4 percent), and Lamborghini (93.5 percent).