Nearly all engines are aluminum in the effort to cut weight and reduce fuel consumption
Average horsepower rating approaches 200hp for the passenger car as the decade comes to an end
SUVs and Crossovers make the family wagon obsolete
Wheels exceed 19 inches to house larger brakes, and tires become low-profile. Wheel design evolves into more complex, multi-spoke, and even concave designs
In-car entertainment now requires its own user manual, from navigation systems, rear DVD entertainment, MP3 connectivity, and more
There is never enough leather, and alcantara arrives toward the end of the decade
Headlights are more advanced than ever, and range from Halo/Angel Eyes to Bi-Xenon
Body lines become aggressive, sharp, and complex
Dual-zone Climate Control systems and heated seats become widespread
Adaptive technology allows accessories like cruise control and wipers to adapt to their surroundings
Waterborne metallic paint becomes the norm, and the color options are virtually limitless
– say hello to –
The Sequential Transmission!
Active/Intelligent Cruise Control
Nappa Leather And Aluminum Finish Interior Trim!
6spd Automatic Transmission!
*The information on this page references technology that was widely available for the first time to the masses, NOT what was invented or first used on a production car during that decade. They are features and characteristics that help differentiate them from cars of previous decades