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Autobesity means cars are outgrowing parking bays

More than 160 car models too big for regular UK parking spaces, says Which?

Mark Moran
25 August 2023
The growing size iof cars (Which?)

 

A growing number of contemporary car models are too large to fit in average car parking spaces, according to analysis conducted by consumer watchdog Which?

The size of a standard UK parking space has stayed more or less the same for decades, but a trend towards SUVs means cars are getting bigger and heavier, a phenomenon known as “autobesity”.

Which? found that 161 car models it tested were longer than a standard car parking bay, with 12 exceeding the limit by more than 30cm. This...

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