Don't speak for everyone. You don't know what other people are considering. There may be lurkers too.
Besides what I was saying about the segment becoming more popular is still relevant to the introduction of those more upmarket vehicles.
I don't know why anyone who can afford a luxurious GLA, NX, and the like, within the $40k range would buy a just under $20k economy car instead, and there's no way that's going to work the other way around.
I get it, compacts segments are growing, but that's just way too broad to go. Keep it practical. This thread was originally about the Ecosport, a car likely to be no more than just under $20k to start, like the Trax, stick within that range
Do you think that its that simple though? If you take one car and make it a smaller version will it sell, or is there more to it? I think that multiple brands are trying this, but they can't all be successful.