In-Car Tech Matters Says LeaseTrader.com

While we assume that the level of infotainment technology in vehicles is important—if you check out our current issue of Automotive Design & Production you’ll see what the likes of Bosch and Continental are up to in this regard—just how critical it is in the market is evident from some recent information from LeaseTrader.com.

While we assume that the level of infotainment technology in vehicles is important—if you check out our current issue of Automotive Design & Production you’ll see what the likes of Bosch and Continental are up to in this regard—just how critical it is in the market is evident from some recent information from LeaseTrader.com.

LeaserTrader.com helps people get out of leases by hooking them up with people who are looking for the models in question. According to the company, of those that used the services of the company to get out of models prior to 2009, getting new technology features wasn’t high on the agenda, and for those for whom it was important, it was generally among those with higher-end European vehicles. 85.3% of the trading activity took place among BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Infiniti, and Lexus vehicles, all arguably tech-centric.

Since 2009, things have changed. Now Ford accounts for 16.2% and GM 11.1% of the tech-based trading.

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2011 Chevy Cruze

The company says that the top cars that people are looking to get into because of the technology offered are:

· BMW 5 Series

· Mercedes C Class

· BMW 3 Series

· Ford Edge

· Lincoln MKZ

· Chevy Cruze

· Lexus GS

· Audi A6

· Infiniti G37

Edge? Cruze? Who knew?

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2011 Ford Edge with MyFordTouch