There was once a time when ‘spec-ing’ up your car was
simple. Where extra value and comfort meant opting for an automatic transition,
cruise control, air-conditioning or power steering and brakes. Most of these
options are now standard, however, car buyers today are faced with a huge
selection of aftermarket accessories making it confusing to navigate what you
It’s popular for automakers and dealers to offer “freebies”
like free servicing and maintenance programs to sweeten the deal on a purchase.
Often, this sales tactic gets consumers over the line on their new car
purchase. Free stuff! Great! Or is it?
Free servicing programs aren’t usually as free as they’re
led onto be.
With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, it makes us wonder what other luxury brands could enter the ute market. CG artist Rain Prisk is known for transforming luxury SUVs into utes. Here are a few of his creations.
Rolls Royce Culli-ute
The ideal vehicle for Middle Eastern royalty interested in dune bashing.
You’ll find that most new automatic cars today come with
paddle shifters attached to the steering wheel. This technology was pioneered
by Ferrari in the 1980s, it gave their drivers the ability to shed seconds off
their lap times by allowing them to keep their hands on the wheel and change
1952: High Beam Assist
The Autronic eye, its original name, was an invention of the General Motors Guide Lamp Division. Oncoming light was detected through a light-sensing cylinder, this signal would be processed by an amplifier to trigger a low beam.
1948: Cruise Control
Modern cruise control was an invention of Ralph Teetor.