I am going to keep this post very short and sweet!
I was just thinking that what features we wanted back then(2000s) and what we expect now.Just 8 years back,my family decided to purchase a new car as our Daewoo Cielo had completed 10 years with us. So went to a Maruti showroom nearby to check out the DZire and Dad came impressed by the diesel motor.We booked it the next day and got the delivery after 2 months.When I sat in the car for the very first time,I was just looking at the 2 din factory fitted music system,the nice looking speedometer and on the outside I was even more impressed by the clear lense head and tail lights (although the car didnt look as good as our erstwhile Cielo).Now fast forward to 2018 and my new Dzire gets a B-I-G 7 inch screen with sat nav,MID,rear AC vents, auto climate control,LED DRLs,projector headlamps with LED and LED tail lights,auto headlamps and so on.PHEWW! that was a long list,was'nt it? And not only the Dzire,today all the cars gets these features.Oh,did I miss something? Yes,the safety features! My old Dzire was not even equipped with ABS forget airbags! But the new one comes with 2 airbags,ABS with EBD and isofix child seat mounts as standard right from the base LXi trim.Today, cars like the Toyota Yaris even get 7 airbags as standard which is a great step by the company. And this shows how the Indian automotive industry has proggressed in the right direction.