I remember they claimed that everything was the real thing inside. Real wood, aluminum trim etc...
But it all looks fake. Really fake.
(At least in the color combo they have on the floor.)
While I applaud the idea of a very dark wood trim. It just looks like painted plastic. As does the metal trim.
The whole thing doesn't feel of look upscale.
As a matter of fact, the new Sonata interior looks a bit better. And even, not as cheap.
I don't get it...
I just have no idea who would ever compare this to an Audi. Or even a Lexus.
Wood and metal trim (real or not) look great.
The only "mistake" is that silver plastic trim surrounding the top console. (Which makes the interior look like a Ford Fusion).
Where they should be using the same material as the one surrounding the wood on the doors.
Otherwise it all looks and feels great.
(Although I really couldn't see much difference with the cars equipped with the "very overpriced" $5000 Black Label package.)
Sure, it is very conservative. But much better looking than the BMW X5, which like most BMW SUVs is now quite vulgar.
The interior is a bit shiny. But still impressive.