Stephen Franklin, Jenny Haddo, Auto Show Global
The child in us believes that if we are good, Santa will give us what we want for Christmas. I know I have been good. We asked our intern, and her friends what car would they like to see under their Christmas tree? Now what I immediately realized is the Millennials and Gen X’ers, men and women have totally different expectations and needs. Here are our desires for under the tree, this year.
“On Christmas morning, I would like to find an energy efficient vehicle under my tree. It also should be something that can help me truck through the snow in Michigan. I would like a remote starter, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel. It would feature a sunroof for warm summer evenings and have all of my favorite music installed every time I drive it. An ideal vehicle would fit my whole family inside for road trips as well.”
The car I would have liked to see under the tree this year would have been the Chevy Suburban. The Chevy Suburban’s luxury features and elegant body style, appeal to me. Also, its support for Android Auto, a seamless integration of software that bonds your phone and your car is an excellent feature. Furthermore, the 2017 Chevy Suburban has the power of a V8 with the cargo space and towing capacity to haul pretty much anything you want. That’s my kinda vehicle.
“Under my tree, I want to find a Chevy Camaro. I have always been interested in sports cars and a Camaro is the ultimate sports car. A Camaro is fast and smooth and I’ll be the envy of the block. Last year the Camaro celebrated its’ 50-year anniversary which to me is a pretty awesome feat.”
“When I wake up on Christmas morning, I want to find a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with tan leather interior. My mom had a Jeep when I was a kid. We have always been a Jeep family because my grandfather worked for Chrysler. I have always driven small compact cars, but I am going to be a mother soon, so I think this would be safer; especially in the snow.”
“Nothing would make me happier than to discover a brand-new car on Christmas morning. I have been driving my first car for over five years now and it has been doing nothing but draining my bank account. I’m not picky at all so I just need something reliable and preferably with heated seats.”
“I want to make a statement, the Lamborghini Hurachan, would be my car of choice. The color doesn’t matter. No one cares about the color when they hear it or see it.”
“As for me, I’m picking the Aston Martin DB12 Vantage. I have always been a Aston Martin fan since the “007, James Bond” days. Charcoal gray, yellow trim. Classic.”
Sadly, no one got their Christmas wish. Some of us got car repairs for Christmas. Others I’m sure received body lotions, headphones, and gift-cards. It doesn’t keep us from dreaming. It doesn’t keep us from working hard to be good people and hoping that one day we will be recognized by Santa for being good. Someday we will get out dream car. As our lives change and priorities dictate our choices, we will keep hoping and dreaming that one day that car will be in the drive way, or if we have a big enough living room, under the tree.