Secret feature you never knew your car had – it makes parking in tight spaces easier than ever
FROM magic seats to curry hooks, many useful features in cars have unintentionally become well-kept secrets.
Motorists were stunned when they discovered this particular hidden hack that makes using your trunk foolproof when parking in tight spaces.
The driver of a Renault car might be surprised to learn that it has a built-in trunk to help when in a tight situation.
This ingenious feature allows drivers who have another car cramped behind them to easily and efficiently access their boots.
Rather than opening the usual hatchback trunk and risking scratching the car parked nearby, this nifty feature serves as a smaller trunk opening that can be pulled out.
The unique hatch can be found on the Modus model, which has graced the streets since 2004.
However, there are many other nifty tricks found on everyday cars.
Skoda Superb umbrella compartment
Drivers of the Skoda Superior sedan will find a compact compartment for umbrellas in their doors.
This special touch is no longer just a feature of Rolls-Royce vehicles, but also serves Skoda drivers on rainy days.
The keychain hack
Another secret tip is the “key fob hack” which can be used when locking yourself out of a car.
It is unknown that peeling off the top of your key fob can reveal a special hidden key inside. This other key can then be used to gain access to a secret keyhole in the driver’s door.
The curry hook
Nissan’s ‘curry hook’ is getting a lot of attention as instructed drivers have used the hook to hold take-out dinners.
It was first introduced in the 1996 Nissan Almera with the intention of being used for handbags or tote bags.
Instead, it’s found its newfound fame among those who don’t want to spill their curries, and the feature is still used in current Qashqai and X-Trail models.
The Volkswagen Golf shift knob
A more noticeable hidden feature of the popular GOLF GTI is the gear knob, which looks like a golf ball in reference to its name.
The feature was voted most iconic in the CitNOW poll.
The magic seats from Honda
For those who don’t travel light, the Honda Jazz and now the Civic have paneled ‘magic’ rear seats that fold up to make room for larger items.
The clever feature maximizes storage space by almost proving a second boot.
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