The Hottest Trends in Cars

Glance around an automobile showroom floor or a local car show and it’s hard not to notice the same hot trends erupting everywhere. More electronics, more safety features, more communication devices and definitely more power. It’s all part of the package deal with new cars like the Scion xB.

The Electronics

It’s a brave new world in automobile electronics. While manufacturers may have lagged behind in this department in the past, they are doubtless making up for it now. Automotive electronics now offer drivers all-wheel drive, navigation systems, advanced safety systems and high-tech audio options. Many new cars even offer the ability to plug an iPod directly into an installed USB port in the car.

navigation systems

Staying Connected

The world has never before seen a time when it was so essential for people to stay connected. While commuting in large cities and suburban growth areas can take up a large portion of the day, it doesn’t mean drivers can’t stay connected while behind the wheel. Society loves to be mobile, and car manufacturers took note.

Vehicles are now available with Bluetooth compatibility that allows drivers to focus on the road while carrying on a conversation hands-free. Cell phones can be placed anywhere in the vehicle and drivers are able to be completely wireless while keeping in touch with family members and friends on their commute.

Safety Features

By far the biggest strides in the automobile industry have been made in advances on safety features. It’s top priority for drivers and manufacturers alike. New cars now feature advanced airbag systems in the front, rear and side for both driver and passenger, as well as a 3-point seatbelt system for all seats. Some cars makers, like Scion, even have an advanced safety system to keep drivers well-protected. Scion’s is called the Star Safety System and features vehicle stability control, traction control and brake assistance, among other things.

Design Sophistication

The latest and greatest cars to hit the market offer buyers sophistication in their sleek new designs. Manufacturers have been vying to introduce cars that have an exclusive look and a unique model. Gone are the days of searching crowded parking lots and garages for any sign of a familiar car. With eye-catching forms, these shiny, contemporary designs are sure to be the hit of the neighborhood and the parking garage.

To really get a feel for the hot new trends in automobiles, visit a few manufactured showrooms. The experts at places like Scion will reveal their new cars that always come standard with increased power and improved performance and can fare better than any other car on the market. Take a test drive today.

Rugal has spent most of his life in, around and under cars, from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist.