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Handbrake lever slowly going towards through history

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.

Handbrake Turn with Electronic Handbrake | Extra Gear | BBC

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