The new Volvo XC40, like other Volvos, has a very thoughtfully designed interior. But unlike the other ones, Volvo has decided to add a silly little trash bin to the XC40. It is located in front of the center armrest/console. It’s almost indistinguishable and just looks like part of the interior.
The little trash bin has a spring-loaded lid and is easily removable, and easy to clean. It’s also pretty deep, so it won’t get filled up with just a piece of paper. While it seems silly, it is great in real life. My kids typically put wrappers from whatever sugar-filled thing they are eating into cup holders. I typically throw garage/parking tickets somewhere on the console. All little things that create a messy interior, they all have a place now.
The trash can seemed super silly but proved itself to be super useful. What silly useful features have you seen in cars?
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