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?