Today the automotive market amazes with its assortment as never before. And in order to attract a potential consumer, manufacturers have to go to various marketing gimmicks, adding all the new options to cars. Of course, because of this, the car sometimes adds decent value to the price, but it also attracts the buyer. Here are 7 unusual but functional car lotions that are not cheap.
1. Starry sky in the cabin
For astronomy enthusiasts or simply those who enjoy the landscape of the night sky, Rolls-Royce has designed the interior, featuring 176 LEDs and 1,340 fiber optic elements against a dark background. However, such a beautiful option will cost a lot - about eleven and a half thousand dollars.
2. Built-in suitcase
Attempts to upgrade cars with additional options have been made for a long time. So, in 1984, a rear-wheel drive luxury sedan Alfa Romeo 90 was released, which had one curious detail - a suitcase of the "diplomat" type was built into the glove compartment, which was quite practical for those who should always have such a thing at hand.
Interesting fact: there is even a kind of legend about the appearance of this function in Alfa Romeo. According to her, the option of a built-in diplomat almost literally "flew into the head" of one of the employees of the corporation: when he was sitting in the back seat of a car, during a sharp braking, a briefcase lying under the rear window hit him on the head.
3. Fisherman's set
There are many car lovers who love fishing. It is for such drivers that Bentley has developed an interesting function - in the trunk of the Bentayga crossover they have placed a portable fishing kit "Fly Fishing by Mulliner". The set includes: four fishing rods, a bag with tackle, fishing nets, and containers for food and drinks. But the price of such a set fully corresponds to the luxury level of the car itself - about one hundred and two thousand dollars.
4. Built-in coffee machine
This lotion will be a great part in the machine for real coffee lovers. This option was taken care of by the developers of the five-seater compact van Flat 500L, who built a $ 385 espresso machine.
Soon after the Flat 500L, Audi picked up this gadget and offered a whole range of coffee accessories. The set includes the actual coffee machine, two shatterproof cups, 18 espresso capsules, cleaning wipes, and a case for transporting the set. All these accessories cost 199 euros.
5. Meteorological service for motorists
Cabriolet owners have additional troubles that other motorists are not burdened with. For example, make sure that the top is returned to its place so that the oncoming rain does not wet the interior. But the manufacturers of the Mini convertible made sure that drivers were always warned of imminent bad weather: they built in the navigator the function of receiving information about the weather in the area where the car was located. In addition, the alarm is associated not only with the vehicle's media system, but also with its owner's mobile phone, so the latter will always know when to lift the top of his convertible. The cost of the built-in weather service is two thousand dollars.
6. "Dog set"
Pets often become for their owners not only a beloved four-legged, but also a real family member who also deserves comfort. The developers of the Honda company also thought about this, who equipped their Honda Element crossover with a special "dog kit". The kit, which costs about a thousand dollars, includes pet mats, additional rear seat covers, a dog restraint system in the form of a mesh, and even a fan for blowing the animal in hot weather.
7. Heated armrests
Heating is one of the most popular functions in cars, which seems to have been built in wherever possible. However, the specialists of the Mercedes-Benz concern have gone even further - they have built a heating option in the center and door armrests of the seats. The developers have built this unusual gadget into a number of their cars, in particular, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS. The cost of this "warm function" is three thousand dollars.
Today, unusual functions can be adapted to literally all activities: Hairdryer for charcoal, temperature sensors and other gadgets for a delicious barbecue