In the next few years we will see the introduction of the next generation of family hatchbacks, such as the Astra mk6, Golf mk6, Focus mk3 etc.
What would you like to see made standard with the new cars? I don't just mean the Astra, I mean what would you like all the cars to have. This generation the Astra might have something the Megane doesn't but the Golf has something the Astra doesn't have etc.
I know there's several things I would like to see covered by all the new cars, they are as follows:
Window washer jets hidden under the bonnet, not mounted on top. See example pic below:
Independent rear suspension system & rear anti-roll bar. See example pic below:
Wing mirrors mounted on the door panel instead of mounted on a base plate next to the side windows. See example pic below:
Indicators mounted on the wing mirrors instead of the front wings. See example pic below:
Electronic boot lock, when you unlock the car it only unlocks the car, not the boot unless you press the button to unlock the boot. Also the ability to unlock the boot from the drivers seat. The removal of a mechanical button lock and the introduction of an electronic touch pad hidden out of sight. See example pic below:
Flush fuel cap which is popped open from the interior, not levered open from the exterior. See example pic below:
All top of the range cars to have the option of a paddle shift gearbox.
All the most powerful engines to have the option of 4wd but still be able to purchase the car with only 2wd. (Audi do this already with their Quattro setup, if you are curious about this).
The chassis must be faster than the engine.
Engine temperature gauge & turbo boost gauge if the car has a turbocharged petrol engine. See example pic below:
All engines must have lower emissions than what they have currently to lower our road tax.
More safety & security features as standard.
Door frames must be as invisible as possible. See example pic below:
What do you think is required on all next generation cars of this size? what would you like to see?