Automotive Interiors

If the exterior gets them, the interior keeps them. So designers and engineers are paying more attention than ever on everything from the textures of the materials to the ergonomics of the switches. Spend some time in here.

Less Is More at Lotus

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 29, 2017 at 6:37 AM

If you want to get a sense of just how obsessed they are with reducing mass at Group Lotus for the cars that they hand-craft, just take a look at this, which is found on the interior of the new Elise Sprint: Yes, that’s the open-gate manual gearbox.

Will Adient Take Flight?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 28, 2017 at 6:07 AM

Adient puts seats in more than 25-million vehicles per year.

Lincoln in F Major

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 14, 2017 at 6:20 AM

Lincoln is taking the opportunity to redefine what “luxury” means for the customer, which is more about elegance than lap times at a German track.

Bentley Bentayga Mulliner: Crystal & 600 hp

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 09, 2017 at 5:29 AM

For those of you who are not up on your 18th or 19th-century British history, you may not know that in 1897 HJ Mulliner established the coach building firm H.J.

Bose Goes Beyond Sound

March 07, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Adient Emerges

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 06, 2017 at 4:21 PM

This long-time interior supplier is now a brand-new company that’s looking at things in a whole different way.

Introducing Arteon: Volkswagen’s Stylish Sedan

By: Gary S. Vasilash - March 06, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Volkswagen is making a design-led advance into the market as it is launching the Arteon, a five-seat fastback sedan.

Ford Copies Nature

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 24, 2017 at 6:35 AM

As Nature (yes, capital N Nature) has done a pretty good job of designing things, it is somewhat surprising that Man (ditto) doesn’t follow Nature’s lead more often when it comes to designing objects.

Adient, Diesels and Artificial Intelligence

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

Did you ever wonder about how interior designers go about developing seats for vehicles?

2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 14, 2017 at 5:35 AM

The Buick design team deserves the strongest of accolades for their work at transforming the appearance of the brand from one of, well something akin to “the last ride” to one of contemporary stylishness befitting of a the cohort of automotive customers who didn’t cast their first presidential ballot in 1968 or earlier.

After Hours in the Second City

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 13, 2017 at 5:28 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is held each year at McCormick Place.

Toyota TRD in City of the Big Shoulders

By: Gary S. Vasilash - February 09, 2017 at 5:44 PM

For some reason, the Chicago Auto Show has the reputation of being the “truck show.” That is, if you’re going to be showing a new truck, don’t reveal it in Detroit, New York or LA, do it in Chicago.