Just read the article and came away puzzled at the assertion that having only three-stud wheels would preclude its sale in Europe. Didn't small Peugeots and Citroëns routinely have only three studs per wheel until fairly recently? And, indeed, I seem to remember the original SmartCar - widely hailed for its safety standards at the time - had three studs. Is this a recent change in the law, or is the article bocking tollocks?
I remember the Streetwise as the wife quite liked them at the time, when we went to the dealership a couple of years ago to look around I said to her that I thought she would prefer the Stepway as it reminded me of the Streetwise.History is littered with sales failures' remember the C3 XTR... Rover Streetwise.....Polo Dune...
No well my case rests
Suppose not. I'd have thought the extra cost of designing engineering two different versions of the hubs for different markets would cancel out any savings made in using 3-stud hubs in the first place.I'm sure its not beyond the wit of man to change the wheels if they decided to make a European version.