Continued: 10 overhyped features you can totally ignore & 10 vital features every car must have

Here are 10 features that you should not miss out on. They are extremely important for safety and convenience.

One-touch driver side window


On the driver side, the one-touch up and down function for the window adds a lot of convenience. Indian highways are full of toll plazas and opening the window becomes extremely easy if the one-touch window is present. The one-touch window is great of people who often go to the highways.

Adjustable steering wheel


Steering wheel in fixed position does not allow the driver to be in comfortable position. It is extremely important for the driver to be in a comfortable position while driving else fatigue can set in. A steering wheel that can be adjusted for height is a must. If the steering can also be adjusted telescopically for reach, it is an added advantage.

Central locking


Central locking is extremely convenient and makes life much easier. Central locking allows the driver to control all the locks from the driver side. It helps the car driver to make sure that all the locks are closed when the car is on the move. It adds safety too.

Remote boot release


Nowadays, security at most malls and office spaces ask the driver to open the car’s boot for security check. It feels like too much of work when you have to take the key from the ignition and hand it over the guard to open the boot. A remote release inside the car for the purpose will add much more convenience to the occupants of the car. Many lower variants of cars miss out on this important feature.

60:40 Split seats


Cars are a good way of transporting goods. A 60:40 rear split seat offer so much of flexibility to the user of the car. A split seat can fold down partially to make space for luggage of large things and yet be saving a seat for one or two people on the side. A 60:40 split seat should be considered as a very important feature.

Adjustable ORVMs from inside the car


ORVMs help in driving the car more safely on the road. A driver has to set-up ORVMs perfectly to know about his surroundings and position of the other cars. Many variants of cars do not offer this vital feature, which means that the driver has to get up from his seat and adjust the ORVM according to his comfort.

Adjusting ORVMs become much easier if they can be adjusted from inside the car. The position of the mirrors can be changed as well. This is a pretty important feature that should be made standard across all the variants.

Reverse parking sensors


It is a very important feature for parking the car safely, especially for new car drivers. The rear parking sensors warn the user by sound when something becomes very close to the proximity while reversing the car. It is a very useful feature and also saves the car from hitting any other object while reversing.

Day/Night Mirror


The internal rear view mirror provides important information about the location of the other vehicles on the road. Being in India where most people drive on high beams, the mirror becomes useless at night because of the high reflection. A day/night mirror cuts out the glare from the headlamps and shows you the position of other cars very clearly. It increases the safety and also the convenience of the driver.


ABS Working Illustration

ABS is the most important active safety device in a car. The ABS works continuously to make sure that the car wheels do not lock up during heavy braking. ABS is extremely important in wet conditions and reduces the stopping distance by a great distance too. It will be a mandatory feature in the Indian cars soon but as of now, it is only optional.



The front two airbags are very important in a car. The passengers sitting in the front row receive the maximum jolt when a car is involved in an accident. Front airbags form a soft layer on the dashboard and reduce maximum injury to the passengers. There have been many instances where front air bags have saved lives.