News agencies have been reporting on a series of new features that are poised to please consumers in the year of 2013.
According to a recent article, even the simplest of 2013 models will be crammed full of advanced technology. Automakers have learned that consumers are looking for vehicles that are both safe and full of advanced features without having to pay much extra for the extra luxury. During the tough economy, consumers decided to wait to purchase a new vehicle and automakers feel confident the year of 2013 will be the year consumers will decide to start looking for newer models.
According to recent reports, some new features are more groundbreaking than others and because of that, specialists have decided to list the most interesting features consumers should learn about. One of the most popular new features include the automatic seat temperature control, which is a feature that will be easily found in every luxury sedan model available. According to experts, the 2013 Lexus LS 460 and the LS 600h L are equipped with the feature. Tablet-style center stack control interfaces will also be available in newer vehicles to make audio and navigation systems be available in the touchscreen format.
The new Tesla Model S and the Cadillac new models will offer this touchscreen control interface.
According to experts, touchless liftgates that are foot-operated will also be added to some new models like the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, the BMW 3 Series wagon, the Ford Escape and the Mercedes-Benz SL550. According to specialists, the latter model will be offer the foot-operated button for the trunklid. The system works by allowing the driver to keep the keyless remote in his or her pocket while briefly extending your foot under the vehicle’s rear bumper to trigger the sensor and open the trunklid or liftgate.
Some new models will also be expected to come with safety alert seats that will vibrate on the right side when the vehicle is departing from its lane and moving into a lane that is already occupied by another car. This feature will help to prevent accidents, reports show.
Other features that may be present in 2013 models include tire pressure alert systems, EZ flex seating systems, back-up collision intervention technology and even passenger-side mirror mounted blind-spot cameras, which will be designed to capture video of vehicles and bikes that may be traveling in your blind spot.
For more on the new models and the features experts believe consumers will be more likely to enjoy, click here for the full report.