Originally Posted by 2zero12wk2
So crazy that the Europeans get all the real car Tech before North America
People there also get these advancements in entry level cars.
This feature should be in the 2014s.
Another reason I'm not going to trade my 2012.
Well you have remember that, Jeep wants to compete and take on the big boys.. European cars sell best in Europe with offerings from Mercedes, BMW etc etc, and not to mention the Japanese car manufactures already have a firm marketing share in Europe, and if you look at the technology offering from these manufactures, they surpass the American competition.
However when it comes to American vehicle's they are not to hot in Europe, because of the stigma which is or was attached to these vehicles . Obviously things are changing and looking up for American cars in Europe though. You have to take into consideration that every feature added to the car jacks the price up soo there's always a trade off, I think in Europe we just have a little more leeway:-)
On another note you have the price factor to take into consideration. The jeep in Europe cost €71,000, UK is cheapest at €55,00 for summit model, which is a lot.. So they have to offer what people want and if the vehicle for that price doesn't have the technology gizmos to match European buyers will go elsewhere.. Simple as!:-)
Most car manufactures now are offering super modern technology in their cars to keep ahead of the game, the Kia SUV now parks itself I believe :-)
Adaptive cruise control is still uncommon in Europe cars, but more popular in more higher end cars though.