1960s / 1970s / 1980s / 1990s / Alfa Romeo / American / Audi / Autobianchi / BMW / British / Citroen / Fiat / Ford / French / German / Honda / Italian / Japanese / Lada / Lancia / Land Rover / Mazda / Mercedes-Benz / Nissan / Peugeot / Renault / Renault-Alpine / Russian / Subaru / Swedish / Tatra / Triumph / Volkswagen / Volvo

Topical advertising: On the inside

Although the first part of a car that meets the eye is the body, the interior is arguably more important as it plays a major part in determining if a car is enjoyable to drive or ride in. Cobbling together an interior is tough because engineers, designers, bean counters, factory workers and even dealers all want to have their say on topics like ergonomics and comfort.

It goes without saying that car interiors have evolved considerably over the past couple of decades – try finding a press release related to the upcoming Geneva Motor Show that doesn’t contain the word “infotainment.” What hasn’t changed is that the cockpit’s overall appearance more often than not reveals the car’s vocation. A Spartan interior with hard plastics is generally associated with an economy car, a full set of gauges is often found in a sports car and a farm’s worth of leather hides on the dash denotes a luxury car.

What is your favorite car interior?

Alfa Romeo Alfetta (116-series)
alfa-romeo-alfetta-interior

Audi Quattro
audi-quattro-interior

Autobianchi A112
autobianchi-a112

BMW 315 (E21)
bmw-315-e21

Citroën 2CV
citroen-2cv-interior

Citroën CX
citroen-cx-interior

Fiat 127 Sport
fiat-127-sport-interior

Ford Granada
ford-granada-interior

Honda Civic (mk1)
honda-civic-mk1-interior

Lada Niva
lada-niva-interior

Lancia Beta Trevi
lancia-beta-trevi-interior

Land Rover Range Rover (mk1)
land-rover-range-rover-interior

Mazda Familia
mazda-familia-interior

Mercedes-Benz 230G (460)
mercedes-benz-230g-interior

Nissan Cedric
nissan-cedric-interior

Peugeot 305
peugeot-305-interior

Renault 4 Bye Bye
renault-4-bye-bye-interior

Renault 15 TS
renault-15-ts-interior

Renault-Alpine GTA
renault-alpine-gta-interior

Subaru Aclyone
subaru-aclyone-interior

Tatra T613
tatra-t613k-interior

Triumph TR7
triumph-tr7-interior

Volkswagen Beetle
volkswagen-beetle-interior

Volkswagen Passat (mk2)
volkswagen-passat-interior-mk2

Volvo 760 GLE
volvo-760-interior

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Topical advertising: On the inside

  1. Many have some very weird particulars, some are stylish some are ankward… but the best to me, by any means, is the Citroen CX. The one in the pic is a mid-range model I guess and it’s one of the firsts. The latter ones (mid of the production) and higher range, are INCREDIBLY fascinating. And it’s not just the cockpit, but the whole feeling of the interior! The seats, the door panels, the dashboard… I mean, google “Citroen CX GTi interiori” or the DIGIT one! It’s like a spaceship dripping with class!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s