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5 Cars That Brought Innovation

Every few years, a new car comes out that revolutionizes the auto industry. Consumers flock to such a car because it has the newest feature or latest technology, and eventually other automakers follow suit. Over the years, there have been several cars that have broken ground upon release with their unique features.

1

1908 Ford Model T

1908 Ford Model T

Cars were around before the Ford Model T, but it was revolutionary in the sense that it was the first mass produced car ever made. Ford set the standard for producing cars, and became one of the world’s largest producers of cars, building everything from the F-150 to the Focus.

2

1945 Jeep CJ-2A

1945 Jeep CJ-2A

In 1945, Jeep made the first 4-wheel drive vehicle to aid the soldiers during World War II. The army requested a vehicle that could cross difficult terrain and transport men, so Jeep decided to focus on just that.

3

1948 Tucker

1948 Tucker

Those who made the tucker decided to focus on safety, for it is the first car to every contain seatbelts. Seatbelts didn’t become mainstream until the late 1960’s, and weren’t passed into law till later. When it comes to safety, the Tucker was ahead of its time.

4

1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

1957 Ford Fairlane Skyliner

Those who made the tucker decided to focus on safety, for it is the first car to every contain seatbelts. Seatbelts didn’t become mainstream until the late 1960’s, and weren’t passed into law till later. When it comes to safety, the Tucker was ahead of its time.

5

1981 Mercedes-Benz S Class

1981 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Mercedes also decided to focus on safety by being the first company to incorporate the modern airbag system in this model. It was almost until two decades later that airbags became law.

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