Hello everyone,It has been a long time since I started a thread.Hope everyone are doing great here.
I have this doubt regarding small cars.Like,Very budget cars with small engines.There are small problems with the small car design
The Boot Space is very little
and we can't really place more than full suitcase.
But I think there can be a solution for this,But also think why car manufacturers couldn't do it Why won't the Engine sit completely in the Back and use the Front as the Boot ?
Since the front doesn't have any Engine there,There will be oodles of space in the front right ? Isn't this possible ? What are the drawbacks of this approach ? The ones I am aware is the Engine Noise protruding into the Cabin drastically reducing the NVH and will be quite irritating when cruising in the highway and you can hear the Engine screaming
and another problem I am aware is that the Car might understeer a bit,Another thing I am aware is safety concerns if anybody rams in the back,The car is prone to catch fire or even explode,Another safety concern is that the front crumple zone strength is also reduced as the Engine could also act as a component absorbing the impact right ?