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  • Porsche Renndienst Study

    Porsche envisioned a self-driving minivan with this three-row sliding-door concept.

  • 2015 Lincoln MKC
    Lincoln Using Tuned Tires, Noise-Cancelling Tech To Keep Its Interiors Quiet

    Lincoln hopes to generate luxury-car ambiance with quiet interiors.

  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Makes Ward’s 2014 Best Interiors List

    For years the Corvette has been lambasted for its poor cabin design but the latest 2014 model has made it onto the annual list of 10 best interiors compiled by Ward’s Auto, joining some luxury heavyweights like the Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. As we noted in our first drive...

  • 2013 Cadillac XTS
    Asian Brands Dominate Ward’s 2013 Best Interiors List

    Ward’s Auto is back with its annual list of the ten best car interiors, which this year has been picked from an original field of 46 contenders. To be eligible, the cars needed to be all-new or feature significantly updated interiors. While last year there was a definite mix of automakers on...

  • 2013 Dodge SRT Viper GTS
    2013 SRT Viper: Majority Of Orders Are For Ferrari-Influenced GTS

    If you have any experience with the first-generation Dodge Viper, it's likely you were seduced by the exotic supercar looks, the sound, and the specs—and that brutal, unparalleled V-10 under the hood—but perhaps a little turned off by the edginess of the driving experience, and by the...

  • Digital center stack of Audi R8 e-tron prototype - Image courtesy of Plug-In Cars
    Audi R8 e-tron To Get Model S-Style Digital Center Stack?

    UPDATE: It turns out this is the separate F12 e Sport prototype, which Audi researchers have been using to develop a modular electric car platform. It is not the production R8 e-tron. Audi has already told us about the motorsport-inspired digital rear view mirror it plans to install in its upcoming...

  • Cadillac's CUE iPad app.

    There’s a clear trend towards simplification in automotive control design, even as telematics and infotainment systems get more complex. Cadillac’s CUE system, debuting in the ATS and XTS sedans, operates much like a tablet computer and is even capable of recognizing hand gestures (although this is currently disabled in the software, pending further study). In fact, Cadillac even uses an iPad app to train drivers on CUE. Interiors being developed by Mercedes-Benz and BMW go one step further, with the ultimate goal being to replace conventional knobs, buttons and switchgear with...

  • Peter Jones
    Lincoln Design Team Scores Another Aussie

    Following the appointment of Max Wolff as the head of its design team, Lincoln has now hired another Australian designer, Peter Jones, who will serve as a manager of the luxury division’s interior design team. Unlike Wolff, who previously worked as a designer for GM subsidiaries Holden and...

  • 2011 Audi A7
    Only Three Luxury Brands On Ward’s 2012 Best Interiors List

    While we all like to go on about horsepower or differentials or suspension arms when discussing new cars, we often overlook the place where you and your car spend the most time together--inside the cabin. In order to recognize this aspect of vehicle development, Ward’s Auto releases a list...

  • 2012 Bentley Mulsanne with Executive Interior
    2012 Bentley Mulsanne Executive Interior Choices Announced

    Bentley Mulsanne buyers can now choose between two Executive Interiors, including the Theater specification and the iPad specification.

  • 2013 Audi A3 Interior previewed at CES 2012
    2013 Audi A3 Interior Revealed At CES 2012

    Proving yet again the growing importance of in car electronics, Audi has unveiled the interior of its next-generation A3 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. Though the new A3 isn’t set for a debut until March’s Geneva Motor Show, before going on sale towards...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class interior leak
    2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Revealed

    The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show this September before going on sale in Europe before the end of the year.

  • 2011 Ford Fiesta interior

    Safety isn't a glamorous subject but it's nice to know that when you put yourself and your family into a car you'll all be safe. Not just on the road, but sitting there and breathing normally, too. That's why manufacturers such as Ford are making the effort to put their cars through the rigorous TOXPROOF programme. Organized by the German road traffic organisation the TÜV, TOXPROOF testing isn't required by law, but its tests are incredibly difficult to pass, making any vehicle that does a particularly risk-free place to spend time. So what's the big deal? Is a car interior really a...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h interior
    Jeans Staining Your Car Seats? Lexus, Chrysler Fight Stains

    You might not think your jeans have the capacity for causing much damage unless you're one of the unlucky souls to have once caught part of their anatomy in the zipper, but they can actually be responsible for undue wear to your car seats. A light-colored leather interior can look absolutely...

  • Ferrari 458 Italia steering wheel
    Ferrari 458 Italia’s Complex Controls Explained: Video

    With the introduction of its 458 Italia supercar, Ferrari made a significant design change where most of the driver’s controls were clustered on or around the steering wheel. This is akin to Formula 1, where a myriad of controls located on the steering wheel control nearly all of the...

  • 2011 BMW Concept M5 leaked interior shots
    BMW Concept M5 Interior Leaked

    Images of BMW’s new Concept M5 have been up for several weeks but until now we’re yet to see any details of its interior. Before you gasp note that the Concept M5 is just a preview of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 due at September’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show so the almost substandard...

  • Audi A8 L Security armored vehicle
    Only Two Luxury Brands Make Ward’s Best Interiors List In 2011

    While we all like to go on about horsepower or differentials or suspension arms when discussing new cars, we often overlook the place where you and your car spend the most time together--inside the cabin. In order to recognize this aspect of vehicle development, Ward’s Auto releases a list...

  • Johnson Controls previews vehicle interior of the future
    Supplier Johnson Controls Previews Vehicle Interior Of The Future

    Engineering firm Johnson Controls has unveiled a new concept at this week’s 2011 Detroit Auto Show that’s described as a preview of technologies we can expect to see in vehicle interiors in the near future. Combining intelligent packaging solutions with sustainable motoring concepts...

  • 2011 Volvo S60

    The all-new 2011 Volvo S60 is certainly much more charismatic than the car it replaces—with a sportier driving feel and even some track cred, yet more comfort than most other sport sedans. While the S60's driving personality—and safety, of course—is part of its appeal, it's also uber-stylish. And with safety increasingly emphasized across the market, Volvo is relying more on standout Scandinavian design to stay relevant. Volvo took a completely different route with the S60, especially inside, compared to most compact or mid-size luxury sport sedans. You won't find the...

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