New research shows the traditional handbrake lever is a dying breed.
It appears the handbrake turn could soon be a thing of the past. According to new research from CarGurus, just 37 percent of new cars are fitted with a traditional mechanical handbrake lever.
The online automotive marketplace, created found that only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, have a standard handbrake on every model in their respective ranges. – TripAdvisor founder Langley Steinert,
Meanwhile, many premium carmakers have phased out old-school handbrakes entirely, replacing them with an electronic parking brake.
“The death of the handbrake is coming as manufacturers switch to electronic parking brakes in huge numbers.” – said Chris Knapman, editor at CarGurus U.K.
“Within the next few years we expect the number of cars on sale with traditional handbrakes to decline further.