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Old 17th June 2020, 17:41   #1
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Default Unexpected Easter Eggs in cars (Jeep, Tata)

Apparently Jeep has been putting some really cool easter eggs in their vehicles since 2013. Do any of the 'Indian' cars have Easter Eggs? I remember Mahindra doing some cool stuff.

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Wrangler Drive Shaft
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Roof Latch willys
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Renegade Fuel Cap Spider talking Spanish
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Headlight of the Renegade (?)
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Taillight of the Renegade (?)
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Renegade speaker shroud
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Windshield Frit on most Jeeps
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Gladiator Bed (A bit of a stretch)
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Bottom of centre console (Model?)
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C-Pillar American flag (Squint!)
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Under windshield wipers
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Floor mat T-rex
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There is Morse code beneath the ‘L’ that translates to “JL”.
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T-REx chasing Big Foot
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Jeep Compass - Loch Ness Monster
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This one is a bit of a stretch.
The Jeep Renegade has a paint splatter on the redline; similar to the one left on the interior design vice president’s goggles after a staff paintball battle.

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On the wheel
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Behind the gear shifter
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On the frit again
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They payed homage to automotive journalist Rick Pw by putting a subtle pair of flipflops on the Gladiators cowl. Rick is best known for wearing flipflops on the trails.
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Lizard
https://twitter.com/alexwinfield22/s...36207239671808

The spider: https://www.tiktok.com/share/video/6...42347418701062

The image thread is here

The original TikTok video thread

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Tata's recent cars also have similar easter eggs. For example, the Altroz has a peacock at two places: on the windshield and on the glovebox. Tigor, Nexon and even the HBX concept have easter eggs depicting various animals. IIRC, Tata said that this is a gesture towards endangered animals.

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Recent Tata cars have been coming with Easter eggs.

The Harrier gets a lion on its projector headlamp:
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The Nexon has a lioness and her cub on the rear windshield...
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...and a tiger in the glovebox:
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The Tigor gets an elephant family in the glovebox:
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They had a lot of these in the Renegade. I remember it was so much fun searching for the eggs in their cars.
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Next Jeep Easter Egg Contest.

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The next Jeep Easter Egg, will be coming from its fans and followers all over the United States, called The Next Jeep Easter Egg, FCA wants you to submit an idea for the next Easter Egg in a Jeep.

The company will be giving away a brand new Jeep vehicle, 2020 or newer to the winner of this contest. Should be 18 years and older and a resident of the United States and contest ends at 11:59:59 p.m. of July 2, 2020.

https://thenextjeepeasteregg.com/
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The Renault Triber has a tent motif on the rear windscreen.

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It's nice that car companies are becoming more human and not afraid to have a sense of humour. Even ze Germans. Was reading this the other day:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/28014/...that-mocks-bmw

However, in my mind, the greatest Easter Egg of all time was when the Sports Mode button in a Maruti 800 was labelled "AC off".
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The upcoming Ram Rebel TRX comes with an Easter egg at the bottom of the center console. The automaker has taken a dig at its primary rival here. It seems to be a scale comparison between a human, the Rebel TRX truck, the Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur, after which this truck is named, and a little dino in front of it which is the Raptor. Even the placement of the ‘creatures’ is clever and could be comprehended as the T-Rex attacking the Raptor.

I'm so looking forward to this rivalry. Can't wait for the new 2021 F-150 Raptor as well as the Ram TRX to be launched!

*Screenshot from TFLtruck's video

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In 2021 Ram 1500 TRX there's a T. rex with a raptor in its mouth, taking a clear shot at the TRX's competition - the Ford F-150 Raptor.

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Why does this matter? Who’s ownership experience has ever been enhanced by the outline of a lizard or slippers or a tiger being etched on a plastic part?

Companies will be well advised to not waste time and money on such gimmicks and focus on their primary job of creating fundamentally sound and competitive automobiles. I’d much rather that Jeep corrects the pricing of Compass and the tuning of its ZF9 AT. Or that Tata offers the turbo petrol and DCT on Altroz ASAP rather than indulge in these juvenile distractions. Ford owners will also prefer Sync3 systems and backlit markings for the ATs instead of these silly designs here and there.

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Why does this matter? Whos ownership experience has ever been enhanced by the outline of a lizard or slippers or a tiger being etched on a plastic part?
I understand the sentiment, but surely there is room for fun as well as functionality. Not sure the etching costs that much either. Even if it is a change in die, it is seldom a retro die mod and more that 1 set of dies are made with the change - costs are minimal.
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