Heated seats, remote entry and climate control system-
The average temperature of the Snow Belt in the US is about -10 degree Celsius during the winter. And no car owner is going to be terribly pleased to have to walk out of his climate controlled house, manually insert the key into the snow covered key slot exposing his hands to the freezing winds in the process. So there you have it: remote entry. And imagine how it would be to sit on a lump of ice covered in a plastic sheet. A cold car seat gets close. What do you do? That's right, heated seats. Oh dear, heated seats need leather. Throw in a full leather upholstery.
So now I ask myself,
"Do I need remote entry in my car that I drive in Madras?" - No
"Do I need heated seats in that car?" - Are you kidding?
"How about leather seats?" - Why on earth would I need it when it's already scorching outside?
"At least climate control?" - OK, that's acceptable. But, in winter, I can just roll-down the windows to get naturally climate controlled air!