College for Creative Studies student Ryan Goimarac created an interior for a CUV that would be at home in a South American megacity, where streets are narrow and still expected to be in rough shape in 2030. It comes with a small self-driving drone that follows its owner and carries groceries, tools or sports equipment...More
When a car like the affordable Fit rolls in with an onyx cabin that manages to rise above the dark and dreary wintertime surroundings, rest assured it is truly deserving. Is it any wonder a car named Fit is a showcase for expert fit-and-finish?...More
It helps when the Fit's black surfaces are soft-touch matte-finish trim on the instrument panel, doors and armrests, not to mention the high-quality leather on the steering wheel and heated front firmly bolstered seats. This monochromatic approach makes the metallic bits on the IP, doors, vents, steering wheel and shifter bezel really pop.
College for Creative Studies student Corneal Campbell presents his futuristic Ford Escape CUV where swiveling seats and an interactive center console similar to a giant iPad encourages family interaction. The steering wheel folds up and collapses like a telescope to create more interior room during autonomous driving....More
The innovative aluminum body gets most of the attention, but the interior of the all-new '15 Ford F-150 also has been completely redesigned. A 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors winner was a top-of-the-line F-150 4x4 Supercrew King Ranch stickering at $60,675, including nearly $8,000 worth of optional equipment.
Making big sedans relevant again, the refreshed Chrysler 300 carries over many of the styling cues, inside and out, that have made it a perennial contender, while integrating a number of meaningful improvements....More
Ford’s current level of localization in Russia is estimated at 40%, and the automaker says it intends to raise that share to 83%-85% by 2019. That is significantly higher than the 60% target stipulated in an agreement with the government....More
Sergio Marchionne declines to reveal potential partners or whether he is in discussions with other OEMs, but says financial analysts must play role in promoting the need for industry consolidation....More
The impetus behind EPIC is concern the auto industry will lack manufacturing expertise in coming years, either because current workers’ skills will become outdated or the number of new mechanics and engineers will fall short of demand....More
The in-vehicle experience continues to evolve rapidly, with both automakers and suppliers ramping up the rate of innovation. Here are a few thoughts on how we can bring a human touch to these connected features....More