Ford charges Rs 30,000 for it as part of a general keyless entry package on the Kuga, while BMW wants Rs 1,50,000 for it as part of the Comfort Pack on the 5 Series.
Remember though you must have the key on you for the boot to self open when you waggle your foot under the bumper.
If the car can fit, then let the car park itself—all you have to do is operate the accelerator, clutch and brake. Simple! But using the Park Assist Self Parking Option. Prices vary for these systems—Volkswagen charges Rs 50,000 for Park Assist on the Golf while it is standard on many top-end Lexus models.
At present DAB radios are a luxury option, but by 2015 when many countries will switch off the analogue signal they will be a necessity. Costing around Rs 24,000 on an Audi A4, for example, the package enables you to future-proof your car so it will be compatible when DAB takes over the airwaves.
Innovative In-Car Storage
Manufacturers are coming up with new solutions to transport goods. Nissan pioneered the curry hook—on the transmission tunnel to keep your curry from slopping over the seats, while the latest Toyota RAV4 features a hammock in the boot so you can store smaller items in it. You can pick one for Rs 8,000.
Designed for those who don’t want to lose their phone, the Kensington Proximo also makes a great automobile add-on. Leave the sensor in your car, and you can locate where you parked using your smartphone. Or, better yet, attach one to your car keyring so you will never lose them. Available for Rs 3,600.