^That's not power folding mirrors from my understanding. Power folding mirrior is where you push/hold a button and the mirrors fold themselves close to the body. I know for example on a 05 tahoe if you hold down the center of the button that moves the direction of the mirror it will fold them in. What your talking about I think is curbside mirror or something like that that puts the mirror down to see the ground when you back up. The 05 tahoe I know of has that as well.
Sorry to revive an old thread. I to am curious about the power folding mirrors. From my understanding as of now the U.S. versions do not get the power folding mirrors but certain export ones do. In a list of all features on the WK2 I did notice it said power folding however to my knowledge here in the U.S. they do not. I came across this video on youtube. This is obviously not in the U.S. but nice to see that the feature is atleast available on the WK2 somewhere which means it can likely be retrofitted onto other models with out it. Atleast it was on the WK's as I did it to my 05 Limited.
non-US countries have tiny little narrow garages? thus, the need for quickly folding in the side mirrors maybe?
in my lifetime i have never once said, "I wish I could fold in my side view mirror."
Although yes you are mostly correct its one of those features that here in the U.S. isnt extremely beneficial unless you live in the city. If you park on streets where its almost required that you dont have anything protruding from your car then auto folding mirrors is very nice.
I live way out in the far suburbs and have a nice roomy garage but I still think the folding mirrors would be nice especially the big ones on SUV's. Plus more gadgets, moving parts, and electronics is something I always like :-)
There were some WK's that actually got the power folding mirrors in the U.S. but only for a short period of time. The 06 and 07 Overlands had them here in the U.S. then they went away with that feature for whatever reasons. Retrofitting them into other WK's was actually relatively easy. Hardest part was finding a set of folding mirrors.
I had folding mirrors on my Escalade and maybe used them twice. Nice for the rare occasion where you were in a really tight parking place (which all parking places are in Escalades) but more trouble than they are worth IMHO. A number of foreign countries require them. I just came back from Dubai and almost every car had them there.
Used them the first couple of times going thru the car wash with the Escalade. Guess what. The soap oozes down onto the folded in mirror and never gets washed off cause the water never hits it. But hey, maybe you can retrofit them.