Showing posts with label interior. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interior. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2019

Of course the 2020 Ford Escape has a larger screen in China...



The 2 top photos are the Chinese market model.

And, like most Fords sold over there, it has a much larger screen available than the equivalent US models.
But in the case of the Escape, it also has a more upscale and different dashboard and console design.
The whole thing does seem more upscale. And less like the 2019 Ford Focus interior. (The one not sold over here anymore.)
Outside, the Chinese model also has a different front end.

Interesting...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2017 Peugeot 3008



just a couple more pictures of that all new futuristic interior.
Pretty hard to judge the quality from these low rez shots. (Or any picture for that matter)
But this looks really nice.
The whole thing does feel like the 21st century.
Funny how this Peugeot interior does feel much more modern than many designs from Citroen. 
Isn't it supposed to be the opposite???


 Here is the current version of the 3008., which came out back in 2008.

Still looking OK after 8 years. Especially inside.
The exterior never knew if it was supposed to be an SUV or not. It seems.
It always looked a bit confused to me.

The next one is rumored to be a full on SUV/Crossover design.
Which, I guess, is the trend now.
Everyone wants that. Everywhere.

At least they really try to make the interior stand out.
Which is what I think Subaru should be doing.
If you are quirky and different, your designs should reflect it.

Just like the first iMac did. It was just the same stuff inside as their previous, supper boring looking, beige computers.
But it looked like something people wanted to get. And they did. Millions of them.

Fun doesn't have to be weird either (Someone please explain that to Toyota and their new Prius)

So, maybe we'll see this interior in person. Maybe the next 3008 will be part of that ride sharing system Peugeot is setting up for the US.

Who knows...

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Auto Show Quick notes: Interiors

 The new Mini Clubman is really roomy.
This could truly work as a compact family car. On top of that, everything feels and looks good.
(Except the never ending amount of shiny bits everywhere...)
On the other hand, this is sad.

The US/China Only Passat interior looked old when it came out back in 2011. Almost 5 years later all it gets (At least inside) is some new trim. Barely.
So now it looks... really old.

At the show, the Mazda6 sits about 20 feet away from the Passat.
And what a difference 20 feets make!  It is quite amazing. The Mazda feels and looks like another class of car altogether. While pretty much at the same price.

It seems that about anything it its class has a much better interior than the Passat.
Sad...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

AutoShow Quick notes: Lincoln MKX interior


I was really impressed by the new Lincoln MKX. A very nice looking SUV. And an even better interior.
And it starts at about $3000 less than the new Lexus RX350. (The one that was design in Bizarro world)
I just noticed how nice of a place this would be to travel. Or just drive around every day.
Good job Lincoln!

Now I just hope they won't force the new horrific Continental mouth on it next year like they just did with the MKZ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More pix of the new 2017 Kia Sportage



That front end is still pretty bad. Even on this cheaper model (no LEDs)
It still looks too busy. And that grille just does not belong there...

The side looks like a more muscular version of the current design.
And the interior seems nice. But quite uninspired.

Since it is based on the same platform as its cousin the Hyundai Tucson, it should be quite good.
As the new Tucson has been getting amazingly good reviews. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

2016 Fiat 500




I posted a couple of pictures of the revised Fiat 500 for 2016.
Now we can see the interior. Hard to see if only the dashboard is new.
But that door handle does look pretty familiar.
So this might not be an all new interior.

I guess Fiat is saving some cash by not giving the 8 year old 500 an all new design.