Have a Techtastic Drive!

There’ve been dramatic changes in the automobile industry in the past decade. And we’re not complaining! It’s only made life so much more convenient. And that’s why we dedicate this post to the little conveniences and comforts that technology has made possible. Here goes!

GPS Navigation System

If you’re a man, you need this. And if you’re a woman, you’ll whole-heartedly agree with us. A widely held belief around the world is that men hate to ask for directions. Now you never have to. Go off on long pointless drives, find a less crowded route to your favourite restaurant or just make sure you don’t feel lost in a new city. Of course, the system works just fine for women as well J

Reverse Parking Camera

 We all suffer from space crunch in congested parking lots while we are steering in and out and even end up bumping into a neighbouring car. Well then, this feature can be a blessing! As you switch to reverse gear the SATNAV system automatically shifts into the reverse parking camera mode. Now you don’t need to worry about trampling on the beauty that uncharted territories have to offer.

Keyless Entry and Ignition

Convenience and safety combined into one, this feature lets you open and start the car without having to fumble for your keys. It allows speedy access to the car in poorly lit areas or places with underground parking and is especially useful when your hands are full. Also, most of these remotes have a panic button that honks the horn and flashes the lights when you’re in trouble.

In-Car DVD Player System

What if your car could turn into a mini home-theatre where you could enjoy non-stop entertainment while on the go? Ah we are not initiating any more remote fights here! The in-car DVD player system lets you enjoy a home theatre experience in true surround sound at a place that’s miles away from home. Bluetooth enabled, so you can take calls with a touch, the easy-to-use touch screen also doubles up as an audio menu to access all your favorite music on the go.

SYNC Technology

It is the age of communication and we all like to touch base through various channels and be in SYNC with what’s happening around. It is all about staying entertained, staying informed and staying reassured; And all this with simple voice commands. SYNC Services (The new Ecosport will carry SYNC technology) enables hands free calling, text messages read aloud, browsing, directions, personalized news updates, a choice of non-stop music and immediate aid during emergencies; and all this with wheel mounted controls. Hmm, with all these hi-tech gadgets turning your car into a mobile leisure pad, we are not complaining!

Multi contour seats

Who hasn’t felt achy and fatigued after sitting in a car for a long time? Now, with available multi contour front seats with Active Motion, you don’t have to. This system helps reduce muscle-fatigue in your legs and lower back by using a subtle rolling-pattern massage. For added comfort, the driver can customize the seven air chambers in the seat back and seat bottom.

Hands Free lift gate

 There’s nothing like hands-free access to the car boot when your hands are full. You can avoid going through the hassle of searching for keys or stopping to put your packages down or seek help. With the available hands-free Lift Gate and Intelligent Access key on you, just kick your foot under the bumper and voila! The power lift gate automatically opens up, providing easy access to the cargo area.

But a little word of caution here. While you are plugged in with all these features that are sure to make life on the road a breeze, please make sure that you focus more on the road than on the gizmos in the car.

Drive safe!


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