Is your car hiding a secret Easter Egg?

Is your car hiding a secret Easter Egg?

MotorEasy shares the whimsical touches and practical innovations vehicle manufacturers hide for drivers to discover in their cars

While drivers may be disappointed to realise the Easter Bunny hasn’t hidden any chocolate in the glove compartment, they may be intrigued to hear about the fascinating realm of chocolate-free secrets waiting to be discovered. The team behind a leading vehicle ownership solution, MotorEasy, reports that just like the treats often found in chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday, many cars also harbour hidden gems known as ‘Easter eggs.’ 

These hidden features, details, or messages are tucked away by vehicle designers and not detailed in the vehicle’s paperwork, so owners can uncover them in future, adding an extra layer of intrigue and charm to the driving experience. Many manufacturers have been including such bonus features and quirks for many years, and it's not just the prestige brands having a bit of fun with the trend. Our favourite car Easter eggs, listed below, include hidden gems from Tesla, Ford, Skoda and more. 

  • Jeep's Trailhawk Coordinates: Jeep, renowned for its off-road prowess, has cleverly integrated coordinates of famous off-road trails into its vehicles. From the Rubicon Trail in California to Moab in Utah, Jeep owners can find these coordinates subtly etched somewhere within their cars. 
  • Tesla’s Whoopee Cushion: Tesla vehicles include a whimsical Easter egg — a digital whoopee cushion hidden within their software. A light-hearted touch amidst cutting-edge technology, the Tesla whoopee cushion adds a dash of fun to entertain children and childish adults the world over, whilst also showcasing the brand's innovative and playful spirit. 
  • Ford Mustang's Puddle Lamps: When unlocking at night, the iconic Mustang logo is projected onto the ground from the side mirrors, adding a touch of flair and exclusivity to the ownership experience. 
  • Chrysler's Pacifica Vacuum: The Chrysler Pacifica offers a hidden gem that's both practical and ingenious. Concealed within the rear cargo area is a built-in vacuum cleaner, making it effortless to keep the interior clean and tidy, especially valuable when traveling with children or mucky pets. 
  • Mini Cooper's Union Jack Taillights: Mini Cooper pays homage to its British heritage with a subtle yet distinctive Easter egg embedded in its taillights. Upon closer inspection, drivers will notice that the taillights feature a pattern resembling the Union flag, adding a touch of patriotic flair to this iconic compact car. 
  • Tesla's Rainbow Road: Another playful Easter egg from Tesla is the Rainbow Road feature, inspired by the classic Mario Kart game. When Autopilot mode is activated four times in quick succession, the visualisation on the touchscreen transforms into a colourful rainbow road, complete with animated cars reminiscent of the beloved video game. 
  • Skoda Superb Umbrella: Proving that not all Easter eggs are whimsical, the Skoda Superb has a highly practical surprise for drivers — a hidden gem to protect occupants from unexpected downpours. Nestled within the door, compact hidden umbrellas help occupants remain dry in inclement weather. This thoughtful feature exemplifies Skoda's commitment to practicality and enhancing the overall driving experience for its customers.  

“These examples merely scratch the surface of the myriad Easter eggs waiting to be discovered within the automotive world,” commented Duncan McClure Fisher, CEO of Intelligent Motoring, the parent of MotorEasy, “From whimsical touches to practical innovations, these hidden gems add character and delight to the driving experience, serving as a testament to the creativity and attention to detail of automotive designers. So, the next time you're behind the wheel, take a moment to explore your vehicle's hidden secrets—you never know what delightful surprises you might uncover. Happy hunting, and happy Easter from your car!”