Hidden headlamps became de rigueur in the late 1960s, particularly in North America where aerodynamic headlight lenses were not permitted. Retractable lamps made for a smooth, sloping hood that looked great, but that aerodynamic profile was ruined at dusk when the big lamps popped up. The U.S. government's stubborn adherence to sealed-beam headlights finally gave way to contoured lamps that meshed with the car's bodywork, making pop-up lights obsolete. Hidden headlamps had added cost, weight and reliability concerns as the cars aged, so nobody missed them. The 2004 C5-generation Corvette was one of the very last cars to feature retractable lamps.
Watch: Cars for city dwellers
The Cadillac SRX, Cadillac's small, luxury SUV, was updated with Cadillac's Cue control system for 2013.
Date 13-05-17, Duration 1:57, Views 552
More Autos Videos
Have your say
We're off to a slow start for spring, but does the warmer weather make you excited about convertible season?
Thanks for being one of the first people to vote. Results will be available soon. Check for results
- Oh yes! My convertible is garaged. Can't wait to take it out!
- I'm considering buying a convertible this year
- I love convertibles and though I don't own one, I'd like to one day
- Convertibles aren't my thing. I don't like the wind messing up my hair