It’s Easter today and as opportune a time as ever to spot the Easter eggs hidden inside our cars.
Over the past week, we’ve been on a mission to find some Easter eggs. No, not the chocolate variety but those unique and often undocumented details in cars that bring in that little bit extra flavour to them. Swipe right for some of the ones we found.
Jeep is one of the industry’s uncontested champions in the Easter egg department. The cowl beneath the Wrangler’s windshield has seven slots, just like the grille, and there’s also a 7-slot insert in the tailgate, next to a metal plaque that provides information like the approach angle. Some alloy wheel designs (pictured) feature small Willys graphics as a tribute to the original Jeep developed for World War II.
The Compass sold in India also gets its share of Easter eggs. There’s a lizard embossed under the front wiper and even the Loch Ness monster finds place on the rear windshield! The trademark 7-slot grille is a feature on the tailgate, and there’s even one near the centre armrest. There are enough details to keep you busy in the lockdown.
The Tiago started the trend with 3 elephants embossed on the inner glovebox lid. The Nexon has 2 tigers on the rear windscreen, and the Harrier sticks to the feline theme with a lion engraved on each of the headlights and a depiction of what seems like a lioness and her cubs on the rear window. The upcoming HBX mini-SUV should have some interesting details too. The concept from Auto Expo 2020 had a rhino on the C-pillar!
The Renault Triber has quickly won itself a fan following with a superbly flexible cabin being one of its highlights. The middle-row seats fold, while the rear seats flip, fold and can be removed altogether. In all, Renault says the Triber offers over 100 seating configurations. Of the layouts possible, Camp Mode’ (all but the front seats folded for maximum cargo room) is depicted on the Triber’s rear windscreen by an image of the car and a tent. A cool little detail to discover by a bonfire, isn’t it?
Volvo knows kids are more likely to sit in the XC90’s third row than adults, so it attempted to keep them entertained by hiding a spider in its web under the storage bin’s lid. The 8-legged traveller hitched a ride in the Swedish company’s biggest SUV because an engineer found the original design boring.
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