I recently purchased a Spectral 29 AL6 which, with pedals, will be around the 16kg mark (or just under).
I currently drive a Holden Astra TS (here's what it looks like), which doesn't have a tow bar or roof rack currently.
I was hoping to be able to purchase and use a boot rack to get this bike around (rather than install roof racks or a tow bar), however most boot racks I can find have a max capacity PER BIKE of 15kg. That said, if you purchase a 3 bike system, then the max capacity of the rack as a whole is 45kg. If it helps, here is one that I am looking at, and here's another.
Despite the fact the bike would be slightly over the PER BIKE capacity, it's well beneath the max capacity for the rack as a whole.
It makes sense to me that the boot rack, structurally, would be strong enough for the bike, but perhaps the mount/fixing where the bike goes is limited in strength. It then stands to reason (at least it makes sense to me) that you could reinforce the fixings to hold the bike down and you would be OK?
Any advice appreciated!